AERIUM Analytics of Calgary, Alberta, has acquired the technology and intellectual property of RoBird technology from Clear Flight Solutions. This includes the ornithopter drone RoBird and all associated patents and knowledge.
Focused on the use of unmanned systems for commercial services, AERIUM Analytics provides what it describes as an integrated geospatial intelligence and wildlife management solution model for controlled and complex airspaces. The company provides a range of standalone or packaged UAS services, including flight services, wildlife management services, data processing and analysis, and enhanced data visualization.
AERIUM plans to immediately begin manufacturing RoBird units in Calgary. It will also it begin a pre-established technology development roadmap for RoBird and other flapping wing flight applications.
“Four years ago, a group of innovative and forward-thinking individuals decided to create a company that would focus on the future of geospatial intelligence combined with unmanned technology. Our vision was to provide a technology enabled service that would allow businesses to gain a clear understanding of the integrity and readiness of their physical assets and to meet their regulatory compliance and operations planning and monitoring challenges,” said Richard Hawker, president of AERIUM. “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved towards that goal and am looking forward to working with our innovative team of GIS, robotics, machine learning, computer vision and sensor technology specialists as they continue to integrate and expand flapping wing flight into our already broad portfolio of technology.”
Hawker continues to explains that AERIUM has seen a global expansion of RoBird technology and the company is ready to take advantage of this environment. “We partnered with Clear Flight Solutions back in 2017 and they have since proven to be a pioneer in the development of unmanned technology including flapping wing flight,” he said.