Aibot X6

The Aibot X6 hexacopter efficiently generates high-precision data from the air.

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The Aibot X6 – An indispensable work tool

The Aibot X6 is an autonomously flying hexacopter, specifically designed for demanding tasks in surveying, industrial inspection, agriculture and forestry. Equipped with a high level of artificial intelligence, this UAV reaches any target and can independently create high resolution images and videos. An unmatched feature of the Aibot X6 offers the possibility to adapt varying kinds of sensors such as hyper- and multi-spectral sensors, infrared and thermal sensors, and sensors for other industry-specific missions.

A new spin on photogrammetry
Surveying of the future is not fixed and static, but dynamic and flexible. With the data captured by the Aibot X6 commercial UAV and the software solutions of Aibotix and Hexagon, you can generate orthophotos, 3D models and high-density point clouds with great accuracy. The flight planning software Aibotix AiProFlight makes it simple to obtain all the parameters essential for proficient photogrammetry.

Simple and efficient data capture from the air

  • Survey simply, efficiently and economically from the air going to places that conventional equipment cannot reach
  • Plan the route ahead of your flight and make the Aibot X6 automatically fly along the defined route
  • Take high-resolution, geo-referenced photographs or other sensor data of the targeted area
  • Ensure sufficient image overlap, adequate airspeed, and fully automatic image capture based on the requirements of the sensor
  • Photograph vertically (nadir) or at an angle (oblique), and change flight altitude and camera angle during the flight as required
  • Increase the safety and efficiency of your inspection staff
  • Get a premium product developed and produced in Germany

Wide range of applications

  • Site surveying for quarries, sand pits, landfills, coal stockpiles, etc.
  • Inspection of overhead power lines and transmission towers, wind turbines, photovoltaic systems, bridges, dams, buildings, oil and gas pipelines, and railroad tracks
  • Analysis of sites as basis for development plans and monitoring of construction sites for documentation purposes
  • Data generation for point clouds, aerial images, volume calculations, GM creation, location and inventory plans, topographic images, and planning fundamentals
  • Thermal imaging analysis to detect defects in buildings, industrial facilities or solar panels
  • Precision agriculture and forestry

Fully integrated solution from a single source
Aibotix works closely with other Hexagon brands, such as Leica Geosystems, to fully integrate systems and workflows for data generation and processing.

Industrial UAV with HP GNSS module
  Technical data Aibot X6
 Length/ Width/ Heigth
 1.05 x 1.05 x 0.45 m
 Housing  CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer)
 Dead Weight
 3.4 kg
 Take-off weight
 4.6 - 6.6 kg
 Max. payload1
 2.0 kg
 Max. speed1
 40 km/h (25 mph)
 Climb rate1
 8 m/s
 Fleight height2
 Up to 500m (1,640 ft.) over ground, up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft.) above sea level start point
 RC range
 Up to 1,000 m, fly always in line-of-sight
 Flight time1
 Up to 20 min
 Operating temperature
 -20° C to 40° C (-4° F to 104° F)
 RTK  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Magnetometer  Yes
 Ultrasonic sensors
 Standard sensors
 Sony ILCE-6000, Sony ILCE-7R, Workswell WIRIS 640, Parrot Sequoia, Headwall Nano-Hyperspec
 Control  Remore control, automatic waypoint flight
 Batteries  Lithium-polymer 10,000 mAh
 Software  Aibotix AiProFlight
 Service  Service team, hotline, pilot training
 Sets + Equipment
 On-top camera mounting, digital live video Aibotix Ai DLVP, standard sensors, RTK Aibot HP GNSS 2
1 Depending on operating mode, weather and payload
2 Up to 3,000 m above sea level

Aibot X6 Features

The Aibot X6 hexacopter is designed to fulfil demanding requirements of industrial applications. Due to its versatility the Aibot X6 can be seen as flying multi-sensor platform, able to carry various sensors while offering all features of autonomous flights. Driven by the idea of giving professionals the possibility to focus on the mission, not the UAV, we implemented the following key features of the Aibot X6 UAV:

Geo-referenced data from aerial surveying UAV Fully integrated geo-reference

After the flight, the collected data is imported to the Aibotix AiProFlight software and georeferenced by mouse click.
Example: surveying of an urban area
Result: orthophoto (resolution 5 mm per image pixel), geo-referenced point cloud

Multi sensor UAV for industrial applications High resolution standard sensors

The highly versatile Aibot X6 V2 can carry a variety of standard sensors to capture pictures, thermal and IR data, multi- and hyper-spectral information.
Example: inspection of high-voltage power lines
Result: perfect inspection with high-resolution camera (e.g. Nikon D800)

Increased safety with collision protection on Aibot X6 UAV Maximum safety

The ultra-light carbon frame protects objects and people in the event of a collision and prevents damage to the rotors.
Example: inspection of a dam in Italy
Result: trouble-free inspection flight of the Aibot X6 despite considerable wind speed

High precision RTK on professional surveying UAV Accurate navigation and precise data

The Aibot X6 V2 is a very maneuverable aircraft that can be piloted manually with great precision, which also increases the accuracy of the data it delivers.
Example: surveying of 50,000 m2 in 20 minutes
Result: flight at a starting altitude of 2,000 m, point cloud with an accuracy of up to 1 cm

RC, GPS or RTK on UAV RTK, GPS or manual control

In nearly every situation, the Aibot X6 V2 is easy to control by RTK and GPS. In areas where GPS reception is poor or non-existent, manual flying is possible.
Example: inspection of Sabanc─▒ Merkez mosque
Result: highly detailed images for maintenance and repair, 3D model

Autonomous flight with industrial UAV Automatic take-off and landing

The Aibot X6 V2 can procede an automatic take-off, climb to the desired altitude, complete its waypoint flight and land automatically.
Example: survey of the Argyle diamond mine
Result: orthophoto, point cloud and 3D model

Point of interest flights with Aibot X6 UAV Dynamic POI

The pilot can determine and store relevant objects (POI) during the flight. The Aibot X6 V2 will then always use this object as an orientation point.
Example: World Cultural Heritage site in Mexico
Result: 3D model and orthophoto with up to 5 mm ground resolution per image pixel

Position hold function for industrial inspection tasks Position Hold function

The Aibot X6 V2 can hover on the spot, allowing precise photos of all relevant sections to be taken during an inspection flight.
Example: inspection of the Salinello Viaduct
Result: even the underside of the bridge could be photographed precisely (very windy conditions)

Waypoint planning for mapping & surveying tasks Easy orientation

With the care-free-function the Aibot X6 V2 always flies in the direction controlled by the pilot via the remote control unit, even if the aircraft was turned beforehand.
Example: inspection of wind turbines
Result: pictures and videos with razor-sharp detail from an optimum perspective

Coming home function on industrial UAV Automatic return function

When the “Coming Home” function is activated, the Aibot X6 V2 returns to its starting point automatically at the end of each mission.
Example: 300-meter deep copper mine
Result: automated waypoint flight and calculation of the volume difference

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