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Danish AI Fire Detection Software to Support Firefighters in Australia

Danish drone software frontrunner, Robotto, partners with Australian Firefly Aerial Imaging, bringing state-of-the-art drone software to Australian Firefighters, enabling them to gain a better understanding of bush fires faster. Equipped with analysed data in real-time, firefighters are able to reduce burn sizes by up to 60%.

At least 12.6 million hectares burned, an estimated billion animals killed, 434 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted, and 11.3 million Australians affected by smoke. These are just some of the startling figures that reveal the scale and devastation caused by the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia.

Climate change has changed the frequency and behaviour of bushfires, underlining the importance of implementing technology that is proven to support firefighters as they put their lives on the line to protect their communities.

This is why Firefly Aerial Imaging has taken steps, partnering with Danish AI Drone Software provider Robotto, to provide local firefighters and organizations in the firefighting diaspora with the ability to streamline their understanding of bush fires, empowering them to minimize burn sizes by up to 60%, and reduce man-hours by 50-70% with AI drone detection and analysis software for wildfires.

“We’re proud to announce the addition of Firefly Aerial Imaging to our ever-growing network of distributors, putting us closer to our strategic goal of reducing fire emissions globally by 10%. With their first-hand knowledge of firefighting, the team at Firefly Aerial Imaging is uniquely positioned to help Australian firefighters implement AI-powered drone software, helping save lives and save nature.” Co-founder and CEO Kenneth Richard Geipel.

“After identifying shared values between Robotto and what we stand for at Firefly Aerial Imaging, it only made sense to forge a relationship. The opportunity to showcase how this advanced software can be successfully implemented across the other side of the world to achieve a common goal is one we did not want to miss.” Director/Chief Remote Pilot Liam Moore

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Robotto recently won the award “Denmark’s best climate idea” on the national broadcaster TV2 Denmark’s show “Min Idé – Vores Mission” (My idea – Our Mission). Robotto’s ai powered fire drone software has been field-tested, showing the capability of minimising burn sizes by 60%, saving between 50-70% of man-hours, and reducing emissions by up to 60&%. The software flies the drone autonomously within a selected area, where it identifies a fire’s location, size and direction based on the speed and direction of the wind- all in real-time. This eliminates delays due to reporting and analyzing, allowing firefighters to get into advantageous positions faster. Created as a spin-off of Aalborg University, the software has been created in partnership with GRAF in Spain, Surrey Search and Rescue, and Nordjyllands Bedredskab.

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