Back to the Future 7 – Infrastructure Inspection for Network Rail

21. May 2015

Four companies have been awarded a place on a three-year national framework agreement for UAV / drone infrastructure inspection and survey by Network Rail. Two of the professional inspection providers rely on technology from Ascending Technologies. One will prove itself indispensible: The well-established AscTec Falcon 8. 20,000 miles of track & 40,000 bridges and tunnels The Network Rail Framework Agreement is one of [...]

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Back to the Future 6 – “Robots and fire” from ICRA to CES

21. April 2015

To discuss cutting edge in robotics and automation almost two years ago the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013) took place in Karlsruhe, Germany. The opening flight show was than performed by four AscTec Firefly systems. They were carrying one letter on the front and one number on the back each enlightening the skyline of Karlsruhe at [...]

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Hannover Messe 2015 – New UAV technology for industries

17. April 2015

New UAV technology for industries and technological advance has been underrepresented at this year’s Hannover Messe. However one could meet a well-known UAV with a new feature in the research area: AscTec Falcon 8 featuring AscTec Trinity. Past week the internationally leading Hannover Messe attracted numerous visitors from all around the world. Major topics have been Industrial Automation & IT, [...]

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“Closing the gap” between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV

13. April 2015

„Closing the gap“ – between fixed- & rotary-wing UAV The gap has been closed! For precise mapping of small areas up to 100 hectares there has been a lack of a multi-rotor system providing sufficient endurance, adequate sensors and high-quality camera technologies at the same time. With the new autopilot AscTec Trinity the AscTec Falcon 8 becomes a high-performance drone, [...]

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