Deep learning drones at Japan AI Expo, Powered by FlytBase

Introduction

The true success of any commercial product is defined by its customers. Customers who believe in the product and use it to solve real world problems. At FlytBase, we celebrate our customers who leverage our platform to build innovative commercial drone applications for their industry verticals.

One such customer is Shingo Matsuura. Shingo runs a research lab, Systems Nakashima Co. Ltd in Japan. Shingo’s most recent customer was a construction company, looking to integrate drones into their regular workflow, for improved efficiencies. They approached Shingo with a requirement to develop a deep learning solution deployed on a drone, that could detect and recognize construction equipment on site.

After evaluating various available options, Shingo decided to use the FlytBase platform to implement his solution.


How did FlytBase help?

“FlytBase platform is compatible with different autopilots and allows you to work on companion computer of your choice. This independent nature of the FlytBase platform made it an obvious choice.” said Shingo, when asked about why he chose FlytBase.

Shingo made use of FlytBase’s deep learning and object recognition capabilities to automatically recognize various equipment and to track their movement. He took inspiration from the Deep Learning Demo available with FlytOS on the Nvidia TX1 platform. FlytBase offers ready APIs and SDKs for quickly integrating complex drone applications, including, deep learning capabilities.

Visualizing the data on the user-interface, over a remote connection, is critical to the success of any drone application. Shingo used the FlytConsole, a web-based mission control software, bundled with FlytOS, to build his custom user-interface. This greatly simplified the visualization of detected objects, live video feed and exposing other controls on the UI.

FlytBase platform provided Shingo with all the tools, that he needed to assemble his drone application in under 10 days.

Results

Shingo showcased his solution at the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Expo held in Japan, which demonstrated the power of FlytBase platform. His work garnered a lot of attention and was very well received by the audience.

FlytBase congratulates Shingo Matsuura and everyone at Systems Nakashima for their success, and wish them the best for their future work.

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