By Woodrow Bellamy III | May 17, 2021
California-based private wireless broadband provider Ondas Holdings is acquiring American Robotics, the first company approved for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operations without human observers in U.S. airspace, according to a May 17 earnings call.
Ondas wants to give industrial companies across a variety of sectors the ability to deploy private wireless broadband networks that can use the American Robotics Scout drone system as a data collecting and analyzing edge computing device. The two companies want to leverage Ondas’ wireless platform’s ability to expand the Scout’s robot as a service offering into a new type of airborne edge computing sensor that collects physical data and analyzes that data at the edge before transferring it back to operators.
Source: Aviation Today