Our autonomous X8-UAV can efficiently replace manned aircraft that tend to be noisy and polluting. Not only are they zero-emission vehicles, but they weigh so less that they represent a far lower risk to the population in case of failure. In fact, we wanted them to be so lightweight that we had to take inspiration from biological systems to discover efficient ways of designing and controlling them. On top of that, our R&D team is according a large part of their effort to implement fail-safe behaviours in order to cope with in-flight failing components.
X8-UAV is so lightweight that you can launch it by hand and let it land on almost any surface.
The wingspan of X8-UAV is 2120mm and is installed with our best autopilot i.e. Px4 which can realise flight automatically according to the route set on the Mission Planner. Flight time can reach 55 minutes with the 2x5000MAH 4S battery.
We selected the best miniature sensors, carefully characterized them, designed the electronic circuit boards to accommodate them and programmed the microcontroller ourselves in order to obtain the smallest and smartest autopilot of its class. Our R&D team is bringing together top-notch robot cists, who are by essence multidisciplinary. All of our engineers completed a MSC or PhD thesis in autonomous robotics or artificial intelligence. They develop, and constantly improve, intelligent and adaptive algorithms that are tailored to our flying platforms in order to get the most out of them. Although you can always take manual control of our UAV, you donâ€™t need to do so as they are truly autonomous systems, capable of controlling their flight throughout the mission even in case of communication loss.