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March 31st, 2022

The Danish drone software startup, Robotto, most known for the wildfire AI-drone software helping firefighters do their job with real-time analyzed data, is proud to announce the beta testing of Robotto Search and Rescue.


When searching for those in need of rescuing, emergency services rely on many different reconnaissance techniques, including grid pattern searches, dog searches, and aerial surveillance. Several departments have begun to utilize drones as they are relatively inexpensive and easy to get in the air, getting their eyes in the sky fast.


Much like Robotto Fire, Robotto Search and Rescue harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to enable the drone to fly and search autonomously, identifying those in need, giving the users the ability to actively interact to determine if the identified person is the one in trouble.


HOW IT WORKS

1. Drone operators select an area on the map for the drone to search.

2. The software identifies the most effective flight path and begins to fly autonomously

3. Using AI, the software identifies subjects who may be in need of emergency services.

4. Drone operators evaluate the identification and choose to either continue searching or to hover and monitor the situation.


BETA TESTING

To ensure the best software for emergency responders, Robotto will be conducting a beta testing round. For this, we are looking for five drone teams who:


  • Has experience using drones for Search and Rescue purposes

  • Has or is willing to purchase a DJI Matrice 300

  • Has or is willing to purchase a DJI Manifold 2-3 (128g). (An onboard computer where the software operates)


Beta testers will receive special access to the software, which includes a beta testing license, allowing them to utilize the software in their ongoing operations. Participants will be expected to answer periodic surveys, share videos, and participate in marketing videos.


Participation requirements include:

  • Reporting bugs activity to Robotto

  • Participate in feedback activities such as surveys and interviews

  • Participating in marketing activities such as video production and testimonials.


Drone teams interested in participating as beta testers should visit www.robotto.ai/searchandrescue



Interested press should contact:

Christine Thaagaard at cqt@robotto.ai

Last week CEO and Co-Founder Kenneth Richard Geipel, and CET and Co-Founder Iuliu Novac traveled to H.C. Andersen's birthplace to attend R-22 with Odense Robotics. In addition to this, Kenneth Richard Geipel took a short trip from Odense to Copenhagen to attend the annual EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, where Robotto was nominated for Startup of the Year. Here's a short recap:


R-22

The week was spent surrounded by other members of the Robotics club in Denmark. Innovative and future thinking companies from around the country gathered to display their technology and showcase Denmark as a robotics hub. We spent the week alongside Odense Robotics who were our gracious hosts as we showed off our mini drone. Conference go'ers were able to test their drone pilot skills, seeing if they could master the simple hand movements needed to instruct the drone to fly, flip, follow and land. Check out these videos to see how two conference attendees put their skills to the test.




On Thursday Mr. Geipel participated in a pitch, giving conference attendees a deeper insight into Robotto as a company, our current and future products.

He highlighted the way in which we utilize edge-computing to provide ground teams detailed information about the size, location, and direction of the wildfire at hand. In addition to this, Mr. Geipel outlined where the company is looking to expand, noting our future quest to provide emergency services with Search and Rescue and real-time disaster mapping drone software.



EY Entrepreneur of the Year

No one likes loosing, but when you loose to a company like FarmDroid make the loss sting a little less. We're still very proud to have won Startup of the Year for North Denmark, and hope that as we continue our quest to help lower emissions by providing firefighters with more qualified, usable data, we we'll get another chance!



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