KDDI CORPORATION (Headquarters:Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President Makoto Takahashi, hereinafter called “KDDI”), Terra Drone Ltd. (Headquarters:Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, CEO Toru Tokushige, hereinafter called “Terra Drone”) and SECOM CO., LTD. (Headquarters:Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President Yasuo Nakayama, hereinafter called “SECOM”), in cooperation with Saitama Stadium 2002 (Saitama-shi, Saitama), became the first Japanese companies to demonstrate the drone security and surveillance system to monitor a stadium by using Smart Drone* equipped with mobile communications network (4G LTE) and human detection system.
In the demonstration, a high-altitude drone used to patrol the surrounding area of the stadium automatically identifies a suspicious person and calculates the location by utilizing a human detection AI system. Furthermore, directed by operation management system interlocking with map, a low-altitude drone patrolling in lower height automatically flies down to the suspicious person and sends the location information to the command center. In order to achieve real-time detection, the drones are equipped with an AI processing system.
Upon the demo, KDDI and Terra Drone jointly developed a new operation management system which captures and analyzes the 3D relief map, weather and wind conditions and aerial mobile communications (4G LTE) condition around the area of interest.
With these information, we can predetermine whether or not a drone can safely fly in a scheduled area using reservation/approval system.
SECOM also provided the security requirements definition for the operation management system.
The new operation management system corresponding to AI and information service is not only useful for security but has been proven highly efficient for equipment inspection, and could be deployed for disaster and emergency responses in the near future.
At KDDI, we are a company that continues to provide excitement as we move forward with the integration of telecommunications and life design. it will continue to be a company that offers exciting new ideas and creates new customer experience value by aiming to realize a society in which the drone works with the “smart drones platform”.
The demonstration was part of “research and development of operation management system for security” by NEDO in “Drones and Robots for Ecologically Sustainable Societies project (DRESS project)*”.