Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI, industrial drone producer Prodrone, and underwater robotics agency QYSEA Expertise unveiled the ‘Sea-Air Built-in Drone’ throughout a flight showcase on the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama.
The ocean-to-air drone is collectively manufactured by KDDI and QYSEA Expertise, that includes the mixture of a heavy-duty aerial drone and QYSEA’s FIFISH PRO V6 PLUS ROV, which has a diving depth of 150m. This venture been in movement for six years, initiated by KDDI which was trying to mix cell communication networks with drone tech in revolutionary new methods.
To that, the drone is designed to function by way of land, sea, and air. By means of long-range cell communications, the drone is operated remotely to fly to its preset route at sea. After touchdown at its designated location, the FIFISH ROV is launched and deployed to work. The pilot is then in a position to remotely function with the ROV from a protected working location, and carry out quite a lot of inspection, upkeep, and restore work underwater.
In China’s Shandong province, QYSEA has teamed up native know-how scientists to debut the what’s dubbed because the nation’s first unmanned drone and ship for mariculture operations, permitting aquaculture farmers and scientists to sail out to farms to observe livestock and crops from a protected onshore location.