Hexagon, a provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, has acquired Aibotix, a manufacturer of intelligent multicopter systems for aerial applications.
Aibotix is the maker of Aibot X6, a vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Hexagon notes that the multi-rotor platform is designed to suit the needs of customers in the industrial inspection, aerial mapping, surveying, utility and security markets.
‘The Aibotix acquisition is an important addition to Hexagon's photogrammetric and mapping technologies portfolio,’ says Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollen. ‘The growing number of applications for UAV-based solutions offers huge growth potential, especially in areas that require frequent and local updates, such as smart city applications, dynamic GIS and emergency response.’