Dario's Lab

Drones to the rescue: Policy priorities to deliver

Industry and governments are continually looking for efficiencies – opportunities to improve safety and productivity, while reducing environmental impact, response times and costs. One of the biggest challenges to improving efficiencies is the location and roles of people. When humans are located onsite or are key to frontline operations or processes, the result is often […]

Carbonix and H3 Dynamics join forces to build Australia’s first hydrogen VTOL Unmanned Aircraft

Carbonix and H3 Dynamics are coming together to begin the development and production of the first Australian hydrogen-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). H3 Dynamics has been working on cutting-edge hydrogen UAV technology for over 15 years and has just released a new ground-breaking hydrogen-electric nacelle technology. Compared to batteries, hydrogen-electric […]

Carbonix and Harvest Technology Group (ASX:HTG) sign Memorandum of Understanding

Carbonix and Harvest Technology Group (Harvest) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will allow the two Australian companies to deliver untethered “beyond horizon” drone operations. CEO of Carbonix Philip van der Burg said the partnership between Carbonix and Harvest is “the beginning of a great Australian corporate story”. “Australia has a high-cost base, making it […]

Carbonix joins forces with Fugro to develop remote aerial operations

It is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight missions (BVLoS), bolstering Fugro’s existing Geographic Information System (GIS) capability. Carbonix will supply Volanti, and Ottano vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones over the next 27 months, to further enhance Fugro’s remote operations. Fugro is a world leader in the transition to […]

Carbonix working together with the ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence

Drones were identified in the bushfire royal commission and the NSW bushfire and flood inquiries as providing the potential for much greater use in the future to help identify and prepare for hazards. Dario Valenza, founder of Carbonix, says thermal cameras on the drones could quickly verify fires started by lightning in remote regions, helping to direct fire crews to the […]

Carbonix partners with SA Power Networks to use UAVs for aerial inspections in Australia

Carbonix has partnered with SA Power Networks and communications technology provider Nokia to advance the use of long-range Un-Crewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in aerial inspection work and flood monitoring on remote electricity distribution network assets. In the initial phase of the partnership, a Carbonix Volanti UAV was used to prove the Beyond Visual Line of […]

Carbonix partnering with Quickstep to take Australian drones to US skies in deal with Anduril

Anduril, the US defence tech start-up led by billionaire tech entrepreneur Palmer Luckey, has placed an order with Carbonix, a deal that could see Australian drones used in US defence missions. Carbonix is teaming with ASX-listed independent aerospace manufacturer Quickstep Holdings to fulfil the order, with components for Carbonix’s Volanti aircraft to be manufactured at […]

Carbonix Partners with Robotic Skies to Advance Global Field Support

Carbonix and Robotic Skies Inc, a global marketplace for commercial drone maintenance services are partnering to provide an international field support program for customers who operate Carbonix Volanti and Domani UAVs. Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies Founder and CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to work with Carbonix and be their partner specialising in UAV maintenance and repair. […]