Hovermap wins Industrial & Primary Industries iAward at the iAwards Queensland 2018
For the past 25 years, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been driving an innovation nation through their iAwards program.
The iAwards is Australia’s longest running and most broadly scoped innovation recognition program, promoting excellence in the Australian digital ecosystem from the likes of Google Maps, Atlassian, Wotif and WiseTech Global.
“Each year the awards shine a light on the exceptional achievements of those at the forefront of Australian innovation, and the projects shaping our modern economy. We’re proud to provide recognition and encouragement to people prepared to bring an idea to life, enabled by technology. Whether they’re in start-ups, the public sector, community services, academia, or private enterprise, small and large, the work of the finalists is an inspiration to us all.”
“Queensland has continued to produce innovative organisations and projects that shine on the national and global stage”, says AIIA CEO, Rob Fitzpatrick.
Hovermap is a 3D LiDAR mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones developed by the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO’s Data61. The payload is a self-contained unit which can be mounted to suitable drones to provide advanced capabilities such as omni-directional collision avoidance, GPS-denied flight and advanced autonomy.
It utilises our proprietary Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) solution to generate 3D point clouds and therefore does not require GPS for mapping.
The rotating LiDAR produces a full spherical field-of-view with a range of 100m. This combination makes Hovermap ideal for UAV-based exploration and mapping of underground environments such as mines, transport tunnels and utility tunnels.
It can also be used for mapping and inspecting communication towers, bridges, construction sites, industrial sheds, liquid storage tanks, power lines, and more.
Hovermap is currently being commercialised by Emesent Autonomy.