Aeronext Inc. (CEO Keisuke Toji, Tokyo, Japan; hereinafter “Aeronext”) hereby announces that it will collaborate with Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd.(President, Board Director (Representative Director) Hiroaki Ota, Chiba, Japan; hereinafter ”ACSL”) to initiate development of a new industrial drone with center of gravity control technology called “4D GRAVITY®”, a technology that enables safer flight and higher reliability.
Aeronext promotes center of gravity control technology called “4D GRAVITY®”, a technology that controls the changes in center of gravity when loads are placed on the drone. This technology enables safer flight and higher reliability. Coupling this with ACSL’s development know-how on industrial drones and autonomous control technology using image processing and artificial intelligence, Aeronext and ACSL will initiate development of a new, safer and more efficient industrial drone for infrastructure inspections, delivery and postages, and disaster reconnaissance. Upon completion of the development, the corresponding drone will be added to ACSL’s industrial platform drone line-up, also known as the PF-Series.
Aeronext develops proprietary center of gravity control technology called “4D GRAVITY®” to realize the ideal body frame for drones through fundamental revisiting of body structures. This technology enables more stable and reliable industrial drone applications that could not have been achieved with contemporary drones. In addition to this technology, Aeronext builds strong patent portfolio to standardize “4D GRAVITY®” technology and promotes licensing business globally.
ACSL provides an integrated, autonomous, unmanned IoT drone systems to supplement human labor in inspection, delivery, disaster reconnaissance and aerial surveys. ACSL’s core technology is in the integrated drone controls, especially in its capability to fly autonomously using image processing and artificial intelligence, a field known as edge-computing technology.
Aeronext and ACSL share a common vision – ”Drone premise society” and “Building a new airspace economy”. The two companies will continue exchange know-hows and technology to provide highly efficient and effective industrial drones to market and realize wide industrial applications of drones.
Aeronext Inc. Public Relations（Contact: Ito）
Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. (ACSL)
【About Aeronext Inc.】
Aeronext is a next generation drone laboratory for drone architecture founded in Japan to achieve the ideal aircraft design for UAVs and multi-copters. Aeronext emphasizes “attitude control” as its central theme and pioneered the original center of gravity control technology, ”4D GRAVITY®”, that improves stability and increases efficiency and productivity of drones because of multi-function capability. By combining the 3 elements of core technology, IP portfolio and brand into one package, Aeronext is able to conduct its 4D GRAVITY® license business globally.
For details on Aeronext, please see: https://aeronext.com/company/
ACSL was established in 2013 by Kenzo Nonami, former professor at Chiba University. It has grown to be a leading technology and manufacturing company of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (or “drones”) for use in industrial and commercial sectors. ACSL’s drones are targeted at enterprises and government partners. Such products and service offering clearly differentiates ACSL from the highly competitive and saturated consumer drone industry.
For details on ACSL, please see: https://www.acsl.co.jp/en/about/
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