Mitigating risks of low altitude airspace, anti- air robot technology is ensuring uninterrupted flight operations in France

With the advancement of unmanned aerial vehicles, it is becoming a tedious task to protect the low-altitude airspace, especially in a country like France with harsh weather conditions. The complex flight environment has led to an increase in the number of potential risks and the regulation of air traffic is being constantly challenged due to this development. 

At this juncture, uninterrupted flight operations can only be ensured with anti-air robot technology that is capable of tackling the threats posed by unorganized players. For instance, RAID (Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence), a French Police unit used air robot control solutions of Cerbair for EuroMed 7 summit held in Corsica on September 10, wherein the systems were deployed to protect the area’s low altitude airspace.

The RAID used different technologies from Cerbair to ensure the security of the summit. The technologies included hydra system for air robot detection and operator location, along with Medusa for neutralization and Chimera, a new addition to the Cerbair family. The all-in-one solution enables the company to detect, locate and neutralize any threat of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Cerbair has been leading the charge for a while with ultimate anti-air robot solutions in France. The company ensures the safety of airspace on the back of advanced and innovative solutions created under the observation of dedicated team of experts. It has also attracted investment from global investment firm Boundary Holding, led by Rajat Khare to integrate and provide continuous automatic protection for the safety of critical infrastructure.

This is not the first time RAID used Cerbair’s anti-drone solutions, but the elite unite also used it on the occasion of G7 summit. RAID has been satisfied with the security systems of Cerbair, even when the company was in its nascent stage. There is a highpossibility of Cerbair’s technology being used as a part of DPSA for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and 2024 Olympics, under the observation of French Air and Space Forces.


Can autonomous water-robot technology solve the ‘pollution problem’ in water bodies?

Autonomous aerial robot shave solved a number of impending problems across various industries, helping enterprises ensure completion of critical missions without any hindrance. However, the pollution problem in the water bodies has persisted and the aerial robots haven’t been able to contribute much in this regard.

They have majorly been involved in enhancing the security paradigm and ensuring asset protection across both private and government sectors. The authorities have been longing for a comprehensive solution to tackle the issue of water pollution.

This is where water-robot technology is coming up as a great innovative model to deal with the pending pollution problem in the water bodies. These autonomous vehicles are capable of removing tonnes of plastic waste from the surface of the water bodies, other than providing insights pertaining to the quality levels.The unmanned water vehicles are quite affordable and come with extended durability.

While many AI-based firms have worked extensively to develop fast-moving and heavy-duty water robots to clean up massive patches of plastic waste with great efficiency, RanMarine’s WasteShark has taken the lead to clean up as much as 200 litres of ocean waste before being emptied. It floats across the water bodies with its mouth wide-open and collects trash without affecting the marine life. While RanMarine is known for designing industrial autonomous surface vessels for ports, harbours and other marine and water environments, WasteShark is undoubtedly the best product developed by the company.        

Some of the best features of WasteShark include 10-hour swim time, besides the ability to clean up over 500 kgsof waste every day. The product is already deployed in several water bodies across various countries and the results have been encouraging.

As a result, RanMarine has attracted investment from Luxembourg-based Boundary Holding, led by RajatKhare. The company is looking to utilize the funds to expand the business and set a new benchmark in the clean-tech sector.

The integration of advanced technology has opened the doors for various sectors and firms to find appropriate solutions to the new-age problems. The role of water-robots is also going to be crucial to live up to the expectations, as the pollution levels keep increasing, impacting the marine life, as well as the humans.


Revolutionizing Digital Media, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, and Transportation.

Personal Early Life:

Born in October of 1981, Philip Odegard was brought up passionate about the mechanics of engineering, building, and launching high-powered model rockets. Philip Odegard scaled his garage-based homebrew rocketry hobby into a thriving media and communications company, acquired after only graduating high school. He then moved to San Francisco where he lived with and was mentored by some of Silicon Valley’s most notable entrepreneurs.


In 2013 Philip was introduced to the then-early-stage ridesharing startup, Uber, and became a prominent initial investor and advisor towards the company. Since Odegard’s Silicon Valley debut, he went on to launch one of the first US-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle manufacturing companies, AERIAL.

Aerial developed the first Artificial-Intelligent autonomous flight software for navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Odegard’s company, Aerial, gathered ‘dark data, or data that is unstructured such as text and images, and sources it into structured data. The company does so with a ‘human-caliber’ quality and machine caliber scale. Between 70 percent and 80 percent of data is unstructured, dark data.

Aerial, took the gathered unstructured data and turned it into a data that is used for processing and analytics, all employing machine learning and neural networks. The applications of Aerial’s software were developed for both unmanned aerial systems and upscaled manned aerial systems for human transportation. In 2017 Aerial was acquired for $724 million by a United Arab Emirates-based transportation firm with the intent to use the proprietary technologies for human-scale flying UATV’s or Unmanned Aerial Transport Vehicles.

Following hot on the heels of his successful exit with Aerial, Philip founded his next venture, Swiss-based AI Medical Systems. He took his desire for machine learning and automation to the health sector where it could lead to potential life-improving benefits through pattern recognition in diagnostic and imaging tools, like MRIs and CT and PET scans. AI Medical Systems was acquired for $10 billion in 2018. The acquisition includes its proprietary first-to-market artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning that are used in medical diagnostics worldwide.

Since the success of his two Artificial Intelligence startups, Philip has shifted gears back to his early roots in digital media by acquiring Tribune Publications in2019 through his holding company Odegard Group, in a cash transaction that is valued at $3.2 billion. Odegard’s mission is to salvage the once-dominated physical print media into a scalable on-demand digitized and personalized experience. Tribune Publications currently owns and operates over 300+ news and magazine editorial publications globally.

Current Projects:

Going forward, Philip is focused on the various philanthropic grantmaking decisions through his non-profit organization, Odegard Foundation, and plans to address some of the world’s demanding areas of modern research. The Odegard Foundation is comprised of separate private charitable entities, including the Artificial Intelligence Foundation, Environmental Institute, Genetics Foundation, and the Life Longevity Foundation.

Net Worth: $3.7 billion (January 2020)