Gallery ASIO 1
Gallery ASIO 1
September 2021
Headquarters 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland

ASIO - An indoor-inspection solution to shorten down time and safely inspect confined spaces

Flybotix' ASIO drone aims at increasing safety of power plants and energy production assets by preventing accidents through faster and easier inspections. Not only ASIO helps avoiding catastrophic pollution threats through regular inspection, but it helps also reducing CO2 emissions by maintaining the productivity of renewable energy in hydro power-plants and wind turbines and increasing their share in the energy mix. ASIO is designed for the safety of workers, by alleviating the need for them to enter difficult spaces, keeping the pilot and inspector out of the dangerous areas while ensuring a high image quality and an efficient way to assess the required maintenance. Unlike typical drones with 4 rotors, ASIO relies on an innovative propulsion system using only 2 propellers. This doubles flight time compared to what's available, making ASIO the longest-flying drone of its category. The impact of drones on CO2 emissions will be significant and ASIO will certainly contribute to it.

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Key features

  • Inspection of a tank or of a hydroelectric plant using ASIO can shorten downtimes by more than 80%
  • Doubled flight time compared to competition improves drone inspection efficiency by more than 150%
  • Reduced downtime due to inspections allows a higher frequency, improved quality of the assets and easier compliance to environmental norms
  • Allows the safe inspection of sewers that have never been accessed for more that 40 years


  • In CAPEX intensive industries, payback time occurs already during the first inspection
  • Doubles the performances and costs 20% less than the closest competitor

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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