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2021/07/09

A.L.I. Technologies Completes Implementation of Personal Drone Delivery System for Misawa Home’s Future Concept Housing ~Achieving the Last Mile in Smart Housing~

A.L.I. Technologies Inc. (Main office: Tokyo, Minato-ku; CEO: Daisuke Katano; hereinafter A.L.I.) has completed the integration of a drone-based personal delivery system into the Green Infrastructure Model, a concept home for a sustainable future, built by Misawa Homes Co. Ltd (Main office: Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku; CEO: Masashi Isogai; hereinafter Misawa Homes) at their housing experience facility in Suginami-ku, Tokyo.

In anticipation of future linkage to a package delivery status visualization system, a mobile drone port and a corresponding drone delivery system have been implemented in the house. Residents can use a dedicated application to move the drone port outdoors. Drones take off from and land at the port, unload, and return to the delivery location under flight management by C.O.S.M.O.S.*

By combining IoT and C.O.S.M.O.S, it is possible to perform application coordination, autonomous flight, and wireless power supply.

The implementation of this system will help to reduce the number of times the elderly and physically disabled have to go out of the house, meet the needs for ordering and delivering daily necessities and medicines when it is difficult to go out, such as during nursing care or childcare, and also create more free time for residents by eliminating the need to be home on the day and time of pickup.

By using the C.O.S.M.O.S. operation management system, it is possible to operate multiple units and multiple projects simultaneously, making it possible to respond to a variety of use cases.

 

In addition, by collaborating with delivery companies and using drones as an alternative method of delivery in some areas, the company believes that they can contribute to sustainable logistics by reducing the burden of redelivery and CO2 emissions, and that they can be one of the solutions to the problem of the last mile in logistics.

 

A.L.I. is making every effort to build drone infrastructure to facilitate level 4 flights (Out of line of sight, above populated areas)

With the aim of operating a drone system assuming Level 4, the company will ensure safe and secure operation management by utilizing C.O.S.M.O.S., which has functions such as registration, authentication, and centralized management of operators and aircraft, integration of weather information, real-time communication of flight status, and remote control for crisis management.

 

Reference)

From the materials of the 13th Public-Private Consultation Meeting on the Improvement of the Environment for Small Unmanned Aircraft (Japanese only)

https://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/singi/kogatamujinki/kanminkyougi_dai13/siryou1.pdf

(*) A drone operation management system being developed by A.L.I., based on a sky infrastructure patent that is a complex intellectual property that covers everything from the definition of flight segments to authentication and settlement.

 

Misawa Homes Press release (Japanese only):  https://www.misawa.co.jp/corporate/news_release/2021/0709/

 

<A.L.I. Technologies Inc.>

A.L.I. started as an AI equipped drone development company, and through the cultivation and accumulation of technology and experience, has since moved into a wide variety of industrial fields, such as the Shared Computing business, enabling heavy computing processes to be done anywhere around the globe, an Energy Solutions business in pursuit of a sustainable society, and an Air Mobility business that aims to sell the world’s first commercially available hoverbike. A.L.I. will continue to innovate by developing products that creatively utilize technologies such as drone, blockchain, and AI.

 

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