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Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced on Dec. 4 that it will exhibit a lineup of models at the CES 2018 tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, including a drone and an unmanned helicopter, both for industrial use.
CES 2018, the world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow, will take place from Jan. 9 to 12, 2018. This will be Yamaha Motor’s first appearance in the show.
Rounding out the lineup are the YMR-01 prototype industrial drone and the new FAZER R industrial unmanned helicopter, both equipped with advanced technologies for enhanced operational efficiency and accuracy.
The Yamaha Motor booth, under its theme “Expanding the possibilities of mobility with advanced technology,” will showcase the exciting results of Yamaha Motor’s research and development through demonstrations of control, autonomous-driving and AI technologies.
In addition, Yamaha Motor hopes to meet new partners during the tradeshow and explore opportunities for collaboration in technological innovation and new business development.
The YMR-01 is an industrial drone combining coaxial rotor technology with the latest weight-reduction technology. The YMR-01 offers high spraying performance, ease of use and reliability to meet the demanding requirements of today’s farmers. Two of its six rotor axes (on the left and right) use vertical coaxial rotors for a total of eight rotors to create ideal downward air currents regardless of travel direction. Spraying nozzles placed near these coaxial axes achieve consistent agrochemical application down to crop roots.
The FAZER R is an industrial unmanned helicopter for highly precise spraying. In addition to offering all the features of existing unmanned helicopters, the FAZER R high-end industrial-use unmanned helicopter boasts “turn assistance.”
The new technology realizes improved controllability and spraying performance by turning to maintain fixed spacing for spraying, holding evenly spaced flying paths, and maintaining flying speed. Operated simply by turning the spraying switch on or off, this new function achieves improved spraying accuracy without relying on the operator’s flying skill.