American Robotics has got approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate automated drones without human operators on-site.
American Robotics’ Scout System™ has a special technology that is called Detect-and-Avoid (DAA). It enables its drones to maintain a safe distance from other aircraft at all times.
It has proved itself by showing that its drones can operates safely in the National Airspace System (NAS) even when it conducts flights Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) of the operator.
“With these approvals, American Robotics is ushering in a new era of widespread automated drone operations,” said Reese Mozer, CEO and co-founder of American Robotics. “Decades worth of promise and projection are finally coming to fruition. We are proud to be the first company to meet the FAA’s comprehensive safety requirements, which had previously restricted the viability of drone use in the commercial sector. We are very grateful for the FAA’s willingness to work closely with American Robotics over the past four years on this precedent-setting authorization. With this set of approvals, the company can begin safely operating our automated Scout platform for the benefit of the energy, infrastructure, agriculture, and security market verticals, helping unlock the projected $100 billion commercial drone market.”