Hovermap is a 3D lidar mapping and autonomy payload suitable for small rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). It utilises our proprietary Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) solution to generate 3D point clouds and therefore does not require GPS. This allows low-cost, high-resolution UAV-based lidar mapping both indoors and outdoors. The lidar is also used in real-time for collision avoidance, providing a virtual safety sphere around the UAV.
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Hovermap is currently being commercialised by Emesent Autonomy and will be available to purchase in Q4 2017. The commercial version will include RGB cameras to colour the point cloud and conduct visual inspections. An Early Adopter Program has been launched for beta testing of this version. For more information please contact: Stefan Hrabar.
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