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How Emesent is pioneering autonomous drone flight operated from half a world away

Australian data analytics and drone autonomy start-up Emesent is writing its way into the record books with a series of remotely operated autonomous drone flights which promise to drive revolutionary [...]

Emesent cements position in the mine planning eco-system with Maptek partnership

A new alliance with Maptek, a global developer of mining hardware and software, will boost Emesent’s ability to deliver unprecedented insights to the resources sector. A data analytics and drone […]

Recognized for innovation – Hovermap, second in the 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

Emesent’s Hovermap has been awarded second prize in the XCELLENCE in Innovation category of the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards.  Held by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the awards […]

How Emesent is using cutting-edge Wildcat SLAM technology to lead the way in autonomous mapping

Emesent’s award winning Hovermap is a drone autonomy and LiDAR mapping payload that uses LiDAR data and advanced algorithms to generate accurate 3D point clouds of the scanned environment, as [...]

Emesent in the final phase of the DARPA SubT Challenge 2020

Emesent’s team in the final phase of prestigious international technology competition Emesent’s year of high-tech coups continues, with the news earlier this month that its team has made the cut [...]

Emesent announces In-Q-Tel as a strategic investor to support expansion into new industries

New investment will build on Emesent’s success with major mining customers such as BHP and Glencore, expanding the use case for autonomous drone technology in defence Brisbane, Australia, 22 September […]

Emesent announced as finalist for Queensland Mining Awards 2020

Emesent has been announced as a finalist for the Greyhound Innovation (METS) Award in 2020’s Queensland Mining Awards. Emesent’s Hovermap technology impressed a panel of senior executives from several major […]

Emesent’s Hovermap pilots the world’s first underground drone flight with the DJI M300 RTK

Emesent has allowed DJI’s M300 drone to fly autonomously underground in what’s believed to be a world first for the platform. The flights took place on 4 August at the [...]

Distributor profile: Unmanned Aerial Services

Unmanned Aerial Services (UAS) specializes in providing drone-based visual inspections and laser scanning of inaccessible environments—confined spaces, such as storage tanks, other hard to access areas, or in underground mines. […]

Emesent partners with Deswik to streamline mine data capture and analysis

Global technology company Emesent has partnered with leading software developer Deswik to enable mining companies to incorporate high quality data captured in inaccessible locations into their mine plans and surveys. [...]

Emesent launches autonomy for Beyond-Line-of-Sight underground drone flight

Brisbane, Australia, 13 July 2020 — Emesent today announced a major breakthrough in the journey to fully autonomous flight systems, with the launch of Autonomy Level 2 (AL2) technology for [...]

Hovermap supercharges the DJI Matrice 300 RTK drone

Hovermap is being used to supercharge the Matrice 300 RTK (M300) next generation industrial drone from market leading manufacturer DJI. Emesent was one of just a handful of organisations worldwide […]

Emesent announced as Finalist for AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards

ARLINGTON, Va. — Emesent has been named as a finalist in the XCELLENCE in Innovation category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Emesent’s [...]

Emesent Launches Colourisation in Hovermap

Emesent releases Colourisation for Hovermap, bringing a new level of reality capture to 3D Point Clouds BRISBANE, Australia (June 3rd, 2020) Global technology company Emesent today announced the release of [...]

Hovermap selected by Velodyne to showcase lidar mapping capabilities

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. deploys Emesent’s Hovermap to demonstrate the mapping quality potential of their Puck LITE™ lidar product. Hovermap’s unique use of the Puck LITE lidar sensor produces high quality, [...]

Emesent – COVID-19 Support Update

What we are doing combat COVID-19 It’s hard to navigate the unknown, but as we continue to better understand how to slow the spread of COVID-19 we want to do [...]

Hovermap scans the USS Midway aircraft carrier

On the 17th of January 2020, Emesent’s Jeremy Sofonia was invited by the US Navy, to USS Midway Museum, a historical naval aircraft carrier located in downtown San Diego, California. […]

Perth’s Resources Technology Showcase 2019: Ingenuity key to next step

Perth’s Resources Technology Showcase 2019: Ingenuity key to next step Read the original article written by Ben Harvey from “The West Australian”  here. Emesent is proud to have a mention […]

Emesent’s 1st Year Anniversary Celebration

Emesent's 1st Year Anniversary Celebration On Wednesday the 13th of November, the entire Emesent Team welcomed esteemed partners, customers, distributors, suppliers and industry leaders to jointly celebrate and officially mark [...]

BHP Olympic Dam implement Hovermap as part of their daily operations

Mining Monthly’s headlining article “Olympic Dam underground drone trial pays dividends” showcases the successful implementation of Hovermap in their day-to-day underground surveying. BHP Olympic Dam is one of the world’s most significant deposits of […]

Hovermap uncovers buried secrets of WWII

Let's Explore It was an opportunity that couldn't be refused when Emesent’s, Jeremy Sofonia, was invited to participate in the National Geographic series, “Buried Secrets of WWII”. Called upon for his experience in drone and LiDAR mapping, Hovermap [...]

Q4 2019 New Features Overview

Emesent is excited to release a range of new features that save time and enable greater insights. Hovermap - now an even more versatile and powerful mapping solution. 01.GEO-REFERENCING USING [...]

Manufacturing Modernisation Fund announced at Emesent

Karen Andrews, the Minister for Industry, formally announces the launch of the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund at Emesent On Thursday the 6th of September 2019, Emesent welcomed Karen Andrews, the Minister [...]

Halo Robotics uses Hovermap to map Garuda Wisnu Kencana, the World’s 3rd largest statue

Hovermap scans the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, creating beautiful high resolution models Emesent’s Indonesian distributor, Halo Robotics, has completed a proof of concept with Hovermap, mapping the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue […]

Emesent Partners with Halo Robotics

August 20, 2019 – Brisbane, Australia Emesent Partners with Indonesia’s Halo Robotics to Bring Autonomous Drone Technology to Southeast Asia’s Largest Market Emesent are pleased to announce their expansion into [...]

DARPA challenge accepted

The Emesent Team is off to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to compete in the DARPA SubT Challenge A team of Emesent researchers and engineers are heading over to Pittsburgh to participate in [...]

Meet the Aussie robot squad heading underground in DARPA challenge

Titan, Bruce, Ghost, Hovermap and SuperDroid have individual strengths, but will need to work as a team to succeed Read the original article written by George Nott from ComputerWorld here. […]

Hovermap tours the mines of Western Australia

Hovermap tours the mines of Western Australia Emesent recently conducted a series of roadshows to demonstrate Hovermap’s capabilities at a number of interested mine sites. First up was Western Australia’s [...]

Emesent’s Hovermap Wins Australia’s Coveted Good Design Award for Design Excellence

2019 Good Design AwardsEMESENT HOVERMAP WINS AUSTRALIA’S COVETED GOOD DESIGN AWARD FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE. The winners of Australia's peak industry design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation [...]

LORD Corporation and Emesent Partnership

“We have stringent requirements for a light-weight, robust and reliable sensor, and LORD Corporation inertial sensors have a proven track record in the autonomy space,” said Dr. Stefan Hrabar, CEO […]

DARPA SubTChallenge STIX Event April 2019

In early April, Emensent (a member of the CSIRO’s Data61 team) plus other eight qualified teams attempted to remotely navigate the dark and dirty corridors of Edgar Experimental Mine in […]

Emesent is a finalist for the Austmine METS Innovation Award

The biennial Austmine Awards are the industry’s most prestigious awards for miners and METS, recognising excellence in innovation and export. Emesent is proud to have been selected as one of […]

In the news: how Hovermap is using autonomous technology to explore mines

Here is a recent story by Mine Australia featuring Hovermap on the use of autonomous drones for mine exploration.

Guardian angels: How drones make mining safer

Guardian angels: How drones make mining safer Emesent’s CEO Dr Stefan Hrabar was interviewed by Australian Mining Safe to Work about how drones increase safety in mining operations. “[…] for underground […]

A safer, more productive future for underground mines

A safer, more productive future for underground mines Earlier this month, Dr Stefan Hrabar,  CEO and Co-Founder of Emesent told Ausimm Bulletin about how Autonomous drone technology is becoming more […]

Hovermap is now available – media release

MEDIA RELEASE Emesent launches Hovermap, the world’s first autonomous LiDAR mapping payload for industrial drones Leading SLAM-based solution delivers a step-change in time, cost and actionable data for industrial drone […]

Emesent has launched

Emesent spun out from CSIRO after raising $3.5 million in venture capital to commercialise its first product, Hovermap. Main Sequence Ventures, which manages the CSIRO Innovation Fund, led the funding […]

Hovermap – our award winning product

What is Hovermap? Hovermap is a 3D LiDAR-mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones. With a unique two-in-one plug-and-play payload, it provides advanced mapping and autonomy for industrial drones. With […]

DARPA SubT Challenge – Revolutionising the underground domain

Emesent has partnered with the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at CSIRO’s Data61 and Georgia Tech to compete in the DARPA Subterranean or “SubT” Challenge. The challenge is a US$2 […]

A mapping drone that can fly in and out of stopes

A mapping drone that can fly in and out of stopes An article by Paul Moore on 22nd November 2017 in the International Mining reports on how Hovermap is being […]

WSJ: Self-Directed Drones Delve Deep Into Mines

Self-Directed Drones Delve Deep Into Mines A piece published by the Wall Street Jornal on 11 May 2017 showed how deep under the Australian Outback, mining companies are testing a […]