PoC (Proof of Concept) of a drone flying beyond visual range in an urban area.

As part of the Fukuoka Smart East initiative, Fukuoka City and the Fukuoka Directive Council held an event in which people in the community could see advanced technology.

Outline of the PoC:

The drone takes off automatically from the delivery robot that carries on its top and lands on the designated spot and releases the package. In the urban area, various radio waves fly around, but in that situation, we verified whether it was possible to take off and land safely.

Date: May 28, 2019 (Tuesday) 1:30pm -2:30pm

Venue: Former site of Kyushu University Hakozaki Campus (Former Headquarters Office 1)

Implemented by: TrueBizon Ltd, Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory Ltd. (ACSL), Seino Holdings Co., Ltd.

Supported by: Fukuoka Smart East Promotion Consortium

(Kyushu University, UR Urban Organization, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Directive Council)

(Photo) Drone aircraft and delivery robot

(Photo) Delivery drone demonstration (at takeoff)

(Photo) Delivery drone demonstration (upon landing)​​​​​​​