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  • 2024.01.09

Nearthlab’s AIDrone Takes Center Stage at CES 2024

Premiering an enterprise drone tailored for applications across industries

Jan. 9, 2024 — Nearthlab, a leading provider of autonomous drone solutions, unveiled its latest innovation, AIDrone, marking the company’s inaugural venture into the hardware sector. The launch took place at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

AIDrone, a portmanteau of artificial intelligence and drone, embodies its mission to aid a diverse spectrum of tasks across various industries, from infrastructure inspections and renewables to defense and public safety.

Key features of AIDrone include:

  • High-Performance Payload. Fitted with a 64MP EO/IR camera mounted on a dual-axis gimbal supporting vertical rotation of up to 200 degrees, AIDrone can spot millimeter-sized cracks and detect subtle temperature changes in challenging environments.
  • Robust and Adaptable Airframe. Currently undergoing rigorous MIL-STD-81H testing, AIDrone boasts a durable frame, ensuring resilience and adaptability against diverse environmental conditions. 
  • Next-Level Autonomy. Rooted in Nearthlab’s cutting-edge vision-based autonomous flight technology, as validated by the success of NearthWIND Pro and Mobile, the latter of which earned the prestigious 2022 CES Innovation Awards, AIDrone executes tasks autonomously even in zero-light and GPS-denied environments, both indoors and outdoors.

Tipping the scales at just about 4 lbs all the while featuring a foldable structure, AIDrone makes up for an ultra-adaptable drone solution tailored for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), as well as crisis management, encompassing wildfire response and law enforcement.

“AIDrone is the culmination of our extensive experience collaborating with leading equipment manufacturers and clients in leveraging drones for asset inspections,” said Jay Choi, co-founder and CEO. “We’re confident that AIDrone will usher in new possibilities, propelling the drone industry forward by addressing the longstanding need for high-quality hardware that can keep pace with the rapid advancements in software.”


About Nearthlab

Nearthlab has been redefining drone solutions since 2015, pushing practical boundaries beyond industry norms. We seamlessly blend top-notch software and hardware to address diverse needs, from reconnaissance and surveillance to public safety and infrastructure inspection.

Nearthlab’s solutions prioritize simplicity. No learning curve — just adaptable, user-friendly designs tailored to the unique needs of various industries. Our solutions find the sweet spot in balancing hardware, software, size, and cost without having to make compromises.

Precision in data collection and a commitment to safety define Nearthlab. In high-risk scenarios such as post-disaster search and rescue missions, our solutions step up to enhance operational efficiency.

Consider Nearthlab your steadfast partner in cultivating a safer, more efficient future.

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