US 11,657,723 B2
Management device
Kei Nakajima, Tokyo (JP); and Hirotaka Uchitomi, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Sep. 25, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/32,139.
Claims priority of application No. JP2019-179139 (JP), filed on Sep. 30, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0097872 A1, Apr. 1, 2021
Int. Cl. G08G 5/00 (2006.01); H04W 24/08 (2009.01); B64C 39/02 (2023.01); G05D 1/10 (2006.01); G05D 1/00 (2006.01); B64D 47/08 (2006.01); H04N 23/60 (2023.01); B64U 10/13 (2023.01); B64U 101/30 (2023.01)
CPC G08G 5/0073 (2013.01) [B64C 39/024 (2013.01); B64D 47/08 (2013.01); G05D 1/0094 (2013.01); G05D 1/104 (2013.01); H04N 23/64 (2023.01); H04W 24/08 (2013.01); B64U 10/13 (2023.01); B64U 2101/30 (2023.01); G05D 2201/0207 (2013.01)] 5 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A management device communicatively connected to a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles in flight and controllers of respective unmanned aerial vehicles via a communication line, wherein the management device comprises a processor, wherein the processor:
continuously acquires, from each of the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, photographed data taken by cameras included in the unmanned aerial vehicles and positional data of the unmanned aerial vehicles, and stores the photographed data and the positional data in a memory;
continuously monitors communications status between the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles and the management device;
identifies an unmanned aerial vehicle, in which communication is interrupted during flight, as an investigation target among the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles;
determines the positional data of the unmanned aerial vehicle that is the investigation target at a point in time the communication is interrupted;
identifies, from the plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles, one or more other unmanned aerial vehicles in flight around the unmanned aerial vehicle that is the investigation target; and
is configured to transmit, to a requester, photographed data taken by the camera of the one or more other unmanned aerial vehicles, the photographed data being photographed at the point in time the communication is interrupted.