5D Robotics Acquires Industrial Business and Assets of Aerial MOB, LLC

New aerial division will drive future innovations in robotics and aerospace industries

SAN DIEGO, CA — April 27, 2016 - 5D Robotics, Inc. announced today its acquisition of industrial assets and intellectual property of Aerial MOB, LLC (Aerial MOB). This acquisition has led to the formation of the 5D Aerial division.


The division provides precise 3D mapping, photogrammetry, thermal and multi-spectral imagery data, empowering focused analytical solutions to vertical markets which include oil and gas, utilities, construction as well as others.

"Our precise position and navigation technology coupled with Aerial MOB's unmanned aircraft solutions (UAS) will further drive adoption of 5D sensors. This will provide aerial systems with unmatched reliability, preventing flyaways and enabling precision landing, and accurate data collection. The aerial division with these solutions is expected to bring in new revenues for the company," said David Bruemmer, 5D Robotics, CEO and Founder.

Through this acquisition, Treggon Owens from Aerial MOB joins 5D Robotics as Chief Innovation Officer.
Treggon commented, "5D Aerial will focus on bringing products to market for the commercial deployment of UAS. The marriage of our aerospace and robotic families will lead to common efficiencies, innovation and cross-discipline idea sharing."

Aerial MOB continues to be the leader in aerial cinematography, providing world-class services to film, television studios and production houses.

About 5D Robotics, Inc.
5D Robotics, Inc., located in Carlsbad, California, is a world leader in the development of technologies that provide extremely accurate position and navigation, obstacle avoidance, and guarded motion. These solutions work in any almost any environment including rain, snow, indoors, outdoors, and without GPS. 5D's solution can be found in over 30 air and ground vehicles ranging in applications from industrial, mapping and inspection, automotive, and smart mobility. Our mission is accurate positioning and reliable behaviors for assured motion in any environment. For more information, please visit: www.5drobotics.com.

About Aerial MOB, LLC
Aerial MOB provides aerial cinematography to major motion picture studios and film and television production houses. It was the first company in the US to achieve FAA approval for use of drones in film production. Aerial MOB is backed by the best in the film production industry and comprised of a world class team of engineers, technologists, entrepreneurs, and cinematographers. Selected by the MPAA to lead the campaign to lobby FAA for use of UAS in Film Production and established the "gold standards" of closed set safety/operational procedures for the FAA. Aerial MOB performed the first ever FAA approved
film production project with a UAS for a major studio. For more information, please visit: www.aerialmob.com.

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