Drone Hive Unveils Autonomous Data Collection System
” As one of the company’s executives told Shephard, the concept – also known as Drone Hive – is to automate the use of mini multi-rotor UAVs to reduce the operator’s workload and improve rapid response capabilities. It also allows for a single operator to oversee the operation of several drones.
The Drone Hive is a box-like shelter designed to serve as the ‘home’ of the UAV. The aircraft is stored inside it, ready to take-off.”
” The Hive allows for fully autonomous UAV operations with take-off, mission following, landing and sheltering of the drone all automated. Upon its return into the Hive, the UAV’s batteries are recharged, leaving the aircraft ready for a new mission.
Human interaction with the UAVs is limited to corrective maintenance operations in case of a malfunction, or scheduled servicing and support actions which includes battery replacement every few months.”