In the summer of 2018, we wondered how difficult it could be to get rid of the pilot. The best way to find out is to just do it. In our spare time, Niels put together a drone from spare parts and built a wooden box. Meanwhile Bart worked on the flight control software to land precisely in the box and soldered some electronics to recharge the battery. Within a couple of weeks, we had our first working prototype.
Since then we have developed more prototypes, finished systems and conducted pilot projects with our future customers.
Over the past years, we have seen drones being used more and more for various applications. However, we believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The true potential of drones will be unleashed when they no longer require a drone-pilot. Drones are perfectly able to fly by themselves. Our drone-in-a-box solution offers completely automated data acquisition without the need for a drone-pilot.