25 August 2015 |
Sony last month had announced teaming up with ZMP inc, a Tokyo-based robotics company, to create commercial drones. The company, called Aerosense, will use drones to survey and inspect areas that are difficult to access. Yesterday, it unveiled videos of two prototypes, the AS-DTO1-E ‘experimental machine’ and the AS-MCO1-P prototype.
The first Drone AS-DTO1-E has the look similar to a predator drones.It has a payload capacity of 22Pound and can fly for more than two hours at around maximum speed of 106 miles per hour. This is intended to deliver heavy goods from one place to another .
The AS-MCO1-P is a quadcopter, and is much smaller and lighter. It’s also been loaded up with a camera, GPS, and navigation system.
Recently there has been a lot of competition in this space with all the major companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon entering this sector . But Sony plans to target enterprise customers, at least for now, implementing its camera, telecommunication, and robotic technologies to capture aerial imagery that can be processed in the cloud.