The complete indoor inspection drone solution by Flybotix
Because we know that the best product alone is not enough for professionals, we designed a complete solution to streamline your whole inspection missions.
is the only indoor inspection drone on
the market to provide up to 24 minutes flight time, less than 80 dB and
propulsion redundancy. Discover its full specification and capabilities below !
High-sensitivity joysticks, double antenna
system, Full HD screen, ASIO Flight Control optimized app: ASIO‘s remote
ensures the full control of your drone in any situation.
Flying into industrial assets to spot defects
is only half of your mission. Get the most of your captured images using our
post-flight analysis software ASIO Explore (provided with your drone), or
optional third-party software (e.g., Pix4D, …)
Our revolutionary drone is designed to help you perform fast, efficient and safe inspections in your industrial assets
- Handles collisions up to 3.5m/s in
all directions - Made of advanced materials and lightweight - Easy to replace, making your back in flight in just a few minutes
- Flight control sensors and algorithms making
ASIO easy to fly- Wall-lock and wall-scan algorithms, smoothing
and automating your inspections- Safety algorithms, making ASIO less likely to
collide with its environment and able to overcome difficult situations
- Best performances with up to 24
minutes flight time- Generates less than 80dB @ 1m,
removing the need of ear protections- Only drone to be able to land
safely in case a propeller is lost
- High-definition 4K sensor by Sony, to see as
if you were there- Infrared camera, to highlight
invisible defects - ±90° gimbal, to observe from floor
to ceiling without obstruction- 10k lumen lighting, to make the darkest
places as clear as day
While other indoor inspection drones use the
quadrotor technology with tiny propellers, Flybotix’ patented propulsion system
is built around two large coaxial and reclining propellers. This novel
configuration, combining the simplicity of multirotors and the efficiency of
helicopters, is used for the first time on an indoor inspection drone and
allows ASIO to outperform the competition on the three most important
specification: extended flight time, reduced noise level and redundancy.
The flight time is the most important
specification of an inspection drone, as it impacts both the missions’
efficiency (and thus your profitability) and the reachable range. ASIO can fly
for up to 24 minutes, leading to more than twice the time on site to actually
perform the inspection and extends the accessible range by a factor of two.
some missions, like the inspection of large oil tanks, the pilot will be in the
same area as the drone and thus affected by its noise – which will be even
amplified by the confined environment and the metallic structures. As ASIO uses
larger propellers, their rotation speed is much lower compared to quadrotors
systems and the generated noise level is only at 80dB at 1m, improving the
pilot’s comfort and safety.
commonly used quadrotor propulsion systems are easy to build but don’t have
redundancy. In case an obstacle, like a tube or a hanging cable, enters the
protective cage and damages a propeller, the drone loses control and crashes
with tremendous damages. ASIO’s coaxial rotor technology ensures a redundancy
in the control and propulsion systems, making it able to safely land in case of
flying in confined environments, and even more when out of sight, the risk of
touching surfaces is high. In order to keep your pilots safe and able to
operate from the distance, ASIO must resist to collisions. The design of the
protective cage protects the propellers from interference with the environment
or with the cage itself, ensuring the highest level of safety for your drone,
your assets and of course your workers.
any drone inspection mission, every minute in flight drives your costs down –
and keeps your workers safe. This is why every gram counts, and why we put so
much effort in optimizing ASIO’s cage by developing an innovative and patented
design to keep its weight below 100g (3.5oz), while ensuring its excellent
to collisions and lightweight are two contradictory features, but we’ve been
able to reach the best of both. We combined the protective and damping
characteristics of an advanced polymer composite used in automotive industry
with the stiffness of defense-grade strings. The assembly of these two
materials ensures the optimal mechanical resistance to collisions for ASIO.
if the structure of the drone is developed to reduce the risks of damages in
case of a collision, unexpected incidents can occur an require to repair the
cage. We’ve designed it to make it quick, easy and cheap to replace, to ensure
the highest availability rate of ASIO in any circumstances. You will be back in
flight in less than five minutes!
know that ASIO will be your inspectors’ deported eyes, and as such we selected
the best-in-class camera sensor. Produced by Sony, with a 4K resolution
(3840×2160 pixels), it allows you to spot the tiniest details in true colors
and to capture 12 megapixels pictures directly during the flight. Be confident
in your inspections and don’t ever miss any defect again!
defects are invisible to the human eye, but their detection is critical to
ensure the assets’ integrity – that’s why we added an infrared sensor by FLIR,
the world leader in thermal cameras. It will help you identify cold or hot spots
in your equipment, allowing your workers to perform preventative maintenance
before any failure happens and thus driving your operational costs down.
You’ve reached the location you need to inspect, but the point of
interest is above or under the field of view of the camera? We mounted the
camera sensors on a ±90° vertical gimbal system in the front of ASIO, to make
sure that no area stays out of sight. And, of course, we made it occlusion-free
to make you see everything as if you were on site yourself.
requiring inspection in industrial environments are often in the dark, and in
such situation the best camera sensor is useless without a proper lighting. We
implemented more than 100 LED to ensure up to 10,000 lumen luminous power,
making the darkest places as clear as during the day – and their layout
prevents the dust raised by the drone to disturb the camera.
indoor, industrial and confined environments, GPS signals are at best
inaccurate, but more often completely obstructed by the structures and thus
useless. ASIO carries more than a dozen sensors to measure its attitude and
position 8000 times per second, making it perfectly stable even in the most
a flying object is never easy, especially in obstructed environments where the
drone can be out of your line of sight. That’s why we integrated advanced flight
control algorithms on board ASIO, making it easy to fly in just a few minutes.
But as some pilots like to have a full autonomy, you can also disable the
assistance easily from the remote.
mission objectives are often far away, out of your line of sight. Going there
requires your workers knowledge and expertise, but shouldn’t an intelligent
drone be able to fly back to a previous position alone? We thought this as well
and implemented our Rewind algorithm, making ASIO able to autonomously follow
its path backwards! And once its back to its takeoff spot, just press the
auto-landing button and ASIO will smoothly land.
We’re dedicated to keep your ASIO and your workers safe, and we thus
implemented three key algorithms:- Obstacle repulsion simulates an invisible
sphere surrounding ASIO and continuously analyzes its environment,
automatically preventing collisions. - Safety slowdown ensures that ASIO can stop
before hitting an obstacle, even if you missed it and were flying full speed.- And what happens if a collision still happens
and ASIO is upside down? Self-righting makes it oscillate to get it back on its
feet, ready to continue its mission!
Scanning surfaces smoothly, from a
constant distance and with a defined angle is key to spot defects and ensure
the shortest inspection mission time. In order to simplify your inspector’s
life, we developed a wall-lock algorithm, which maintains constant the distance
to the wall and the attitude of ASIO, letting your pilot adjust the horizontal
speed with a single joystick.
Allowing full inspection without intervention
from take-off to landing. The new photogrammetry mode of ASIO enables photo
collection for construction of accurate and beautiful 3D models as it extracts actionable data during the process.