For a drones , primarily, a toy, for others, first and foremost, a buzzing Nuisance. In between, a whole series of further possibilities of use of the Arise, however. A current example: the Post-drone, carried in a test-run laboratory samples between hospitals.
The Swiss-American Start-up Sunflower Labs is currently working on a further possibility: of an Autonomous drone for the Monitoring of the own home. Did the whole idea of actually, out of laziness.
the wife of The Sunflower-Labs co-founder Alex Pachikov, who lives in California, has heard in the night-time noises around the house: "And Alex thought at some point that it is comfortable would be to have a drone send off, than to get up every Time," says his business partner, Chris Eheim.
in the Meantime, there exist several prototypes of the drone. If someone enters without permission the private property of another, this is detected by Sensors and the drone sent. These flies using GPS and automatic obstacle detection system is fully Autonomous, where the intruder is.
Legally, it is, however, in Switzerland, as in many other countries, is problematic. Because the law says that you have to fly his drone is always on view. Due to this, the drone in Switzerland must be started currently still active from a Person by the push of a button. "This is not, of course, the idea of our system, but we are confident that the laws for such useful applications will soon change," said the Eheim.
Know-how from Switzerland
for this reason, the Start-up mainly targets the American market, which is also the headquarters of Sunflower Labs is located. At the same time, the Subsidiary of the company from the Silicon Valley to be in Switzerland for the development of Central. An important role plays the ETH: "There is a lot of research in terms of run drones, and there are a lot of talented engineers that can bring us more," said the Eheim.
In about a year to get the first surveillance drone on the market. This will move the price towards the higher end of the market. In about three years, then a model should be available, which should also be affordable to the broad masses. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 26.06.2019, 09:32 PM