Video: Airobotics automated drones used to survey Israeli port construction

Automated drones are being used to survey and map the construction of the new Gulf Port in Haifa, Israel.

sraeli start-up Airobotics has announced a partnership with the Shapir-Ashtrom consortium building the $1bn port along with the Israeli Ports Co.

Airobotics fully automated drones are surveying reclamation areas, monitoring breakwater construction and stockpile measurements for the 810 acre port which will have a capacity of 1.1m teu. The automated drones do not require human operators.

“We’re proud to take part in the largest port construction project in Israel, and continue to reach more complex industrial environments,” said Ran Krauss, ceo and co-founder at Airobotics. “This partnership is another step on our way to leverage the automation technology we’ve created to benefit any industrial site around the world.”

The automated drones can survey an area of up to 5km from the docking station in missions of under 45 minutes.

“Drones are the future. Utilizing Airobotics’ automated drones in this project proved to be an efficient choice, and I’m certain that this valuable tool is innovating the way we operate in construction sites,” said Ofir Uzana, Senior Project Manager at Shapir Civil and Marine Engineering.

Posted 24 May 2018

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