Over the last half decade, the low-cost autonomy and remote sensing industries have continued to skyrocket, paving way for a new need in the market. This need would ultimately be met by Inertial Labs’ ability to produce navigation and remote sensing payload solutions that remain unmatched in their price-to-performance ratio. In 2020, the year that was market with many disruptions and unparalleled consequences as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Inertial Labs began to make pivotal and strategic relationships that would allow themselves to align perfectly with one of the most well-known remote sensing solution and service providers in Japan, FLIGHTS Inc.
Similarly to Inertial Labs, FLIGHTS is motivated and compelled to set themselves apart and continue to establish themselves as the company that leads innovation in the drone and robotics markets. With FLIGHTS’ extensive experience with end-users as a service provider in the Japanese market for all services pertaining to remote sensing, they are an ideal partner for Inertial Labs. FLIGHTS Inc. offers services and products for commonly needed projects within application bases of infrastructure inspection, land surveying, precision agriculture, and utility management.
This mutually beneficial partnership is an exciting next chapter for both Inertial Labs Inc. and FLIGHTS Inc. Anton Barabashov, Inertial Labs’ Vice President of Business Development, couldn’t be happier with the recent partnership. “Culture in Japan is much different than many countries. They are patient in their decision-making, and intentional in relationship building. This richly leads to rewarding business partnerships and collaborative efforts in research and development. We are most excited to not only have partners in the most technology-rich nation in the world, but to also work together with FLIGHTS Inc. to further develop our solutions to incorporate more autonomous features such as LiDAR-SLAM and optical flow algorithms.”
The excitement of this decision can be seen and heard on both sides of the partnership. Hirosh Kashio, the Executive Director of Engineering from FLIGHTS Inc., is also very eager to see just how successful this joint endeavor will prove to be. “We are delighted to have found a reliable partner who shares common ambitions. Inertial Labs is a group of experts in manufacturing and developing of inertial systems, and we are very excited about the future of our relationship. With this partnership, FLIGHTS will not only offer its existing services but will also be able to quickly develop solutions that are needed “now” in a world where digital twins are becoming more and more familiar to us.”
With 2022 right around the corner, Inertial Labs and FLIGHTS, together, are ready to hit the ground running with collaborations that will bring readily available low-cost solutions for autonomous vehicles, and platforms in the remote sensing industry to Japan.
About Inertial Labs
Established in 2001, Inertial Labs is the leader in position and orientation technologies for both commercial/industrial and aerospace/defense applications. With a worldwide distributor & representative network covering 20+ countries across 6 continents, a standard product offering that span from Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) up to full GPS-Aided Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), and an application breadth that covers Land, Air, and Sea; Inertial Labs covers the gambit of inertial technologies.
About FLIGHTS Inc.
FLIGHTS (Tokyo, Japan) is committed to being the company that most significantly contributes to the creation of a drone and robotics-based society. We are a leading comprehensive drone service provider that operates, consulates, and develops solutions dedicated to drone utilization for infrastructure inspections, surveying, and agricultural industries.
With the understanding of the latest drone technologies and well-experienced know-hows accumulated since the establishment of the company in 2016, we are growing together with this dynamic drone industry in collaboration with partner companies that have expertise in various industries.