EYESEE exhibited its latest innovations in warehouse technology at the 40th edition of the Transport and Logistics Innovation Week (SITL), which took place from March 28 to 30 at the Porte de Versailles in Paris.

SITL has become one of the main events for transport and logistics professionals. The international trade show, which is celebrating its 40th edition this year, brings together all supply chain players from sectors as diverse as intralogistics, robotics, IT systems and logistics real estate. The 2023 edition gathered more than 24,000 participants and 500 exhibitors.

For this 40th edition, the inventory by drone was in the spotlight on our booth D113.
On this occasion, participants were able to see the drone in flight in the Drone Valley and discuss with our team.

EYESEE is a solution designed to help manufacturers and logisticians increase their operational efficiency. It allows to carry out the inventory by collecting automatically the data of stocks of the warehouses. The solution can be deployed in a few days, without any modification of the warehouse or addition of infrastructure.

With an average productivity of 400 locations/hour, EYESEE allows you to increase the reliability of your inventory data while reducing the risks on your site.

The drone inventory solution complies with all current industry standards. It helps 3PLs and logistics departments of manufacturers to eliminate inventory errors before they become downstream problems. L’Oréal, Bayer, GKN Driveline, Le Roy Logistique, Ikea, Aptar and many others have already chosen EYESEE. 

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1. Who are the customers who use the EYESEE inventory robot?

The solution is adapted to each type of warehouse:

  • Distribution centers
  • Industrial production/maintenance sites with rack storage
  • Logistics service providers (3PL)
  • Retailers using racks

The logistic drone can be used in warehouses along the value chain (raw material warehouses, production sites, finished goods warehouses). All you need is a palletized warehouse.

Factory warehouse

Distribution & retail warehouse

Among our customers who have deployed the solution in Europe

 2. What kind of tags can EYESEE read?

3. Is the drone able to count?

No, the logistic drone EYESEE does not count stocks (the number of goods on a pallet). This drone is designed to ideally read the HU tags (barcodes on full pallets filmed in the Handling Unit). It provides accurate stock data with photos and thus allows to detect empty pallets, obstacles and to anticipate position errors beforehand.

4. How long does it take to scan a warehouse?

It depends on the type of inventory you adopt and the frequency you use the solution. Another important factor is the size of your warehouse. The EYESEE solution can read an average of 400 locations per hour and the battery pack provided allows for about 2 hours of flight time. The calculation is simple :). Depending on the warehouse and the size of the locations, the efficiency can reach 800 locations per hour.

5. Is the drone fully autonomous?

No, EYESEE is a solution that requires the presence of an operator to supervise the flight of the drone. However, the operator does not need to be trained to fly the drone or to use joysticks. Simply pressing the buttons on the application is enough. During an inventory mission, the drone operator makes sure that the flight is going well, and can also report problems on the tablet application (points of interest related to the goods, the pallet or the rack for example).

When the logistic drone finishes its inventory mission (one side of an aisle) it lands and touches down. The operator must also change the battery when necessary and move the drone to the next aisle.

6. How long does it takes to deploy the solution?

It’s quick. There are a total of 3 training sessions: 2 short sessions of training on EYESEE Cloud remotely and 2 to 3 days of training on the use of the drone on site (most frequently when the equipment is delivered). It is not necessary to have a telepilot license.

These sessions are spread over a typical period of 12 weeks from the date of order (can be accelerated depending on stock availability).

Important point: no infrastructure or addition of codes or labels for localization is required.

deployment of inventory robot eyesee

Grenoble, France, December 8, 2022 – The startup Darwin Drones, which develops and markets the Eyesee drone inventory count, announces a €1 million round of funding, bringing in the Groupe Idec through its investment subsidiary Team Invest Innovation, the Crédit Agricole Alpes Développement, as well as several business angels.

Accelerating sales of the drone inventory count in France and Europe

The startup now has the necessary means for the commercial deployment of Eyesee to logistics and industrial sites in France and abroad. After having attracted first customers such as L’Oréal, Bayer, DB Schenker, and Leroy Logistique, who adopted the Eyesee offer since its prototype stage, Darwin Drones is now aiming to set up a network of distributors and integrators in its main target markets.

This fundraising, following an initial market validation, confirms the relevance of Eyesee’s positioning to automate and make the inventory processes of industrial and logistic sites more reliable. We are delighted to welcome new shareholders who are commited to our side. This funding allows us to start our acceleration and internationalization phase with serenity and determination.”, comments Eric Pierrel, president of Darwin Drones.

An innovative solution « made in Grenoble »

Eyesee was born in 2015 from a Grenoble-based collaboration combining the logistics DNA of Hardis Group and the industrial drone expertise of Squadrone System. It was therefore quite obvious for Darwin Drones to approach investors active in the Grenoble area, in particular Crédit Agricole Alpes Développement and Grenoble Angels.

The Eyesee project, led by Darwin Drones, showcases Grenoble’s technological and commercial expertise on a national level and is now beginning its international journey. We are delighted to be able to support this project and especially the management team, which combines an ability to listen with notable responsiveness and dynamism.“, explains Rami Hassoun, equity investor at Crédit Agricole Alpes Développement.

For us, supporting such a project means that we believe in the strong development potential of the Eyesee inventory drone solution dedicated to stocktaking within logistics sites using an autonomous drone. Eyesee has been proven for more than 5 years with many customers already using it, demonstrating impressive results compared to traditional stocktaking methods. Darwin Drones is determined to deploy this disruptive solution on a larger scale in France and internationally for the logistics sector, which is always on the lookout for innovative and reliable solutions to improve productivity. Finally, Eyesee was created and developed in the Grenoble area by experts in logistics and drone engineering, it was thus important to support this project in its commercial launch phase.”, explains Jean-Yves Costa, the project’s instructor and investor at Grenoble Angels.

Synergy-building investors

The development of partnerships being a strong vector for growth for Darwin Drones, the recent fundraising is also an opportunity to create synergies. Thus, the Groupe Idec, a major player in real estate and construction, which operates as a planner and developer, investor, turnkey designer-builder, and creator of energy solutions, is joining the Eyesee project to accelerate its market access.

Our stake in Eyesee is the result of a global approach to the need for tools that promote the development of industry and logistics 4.0“, comments Patrice Lafargue, President of Groupe Idec. “We are thrilled to partner with the Darwin Drones team and its other shareholders to develop this project, which combines an innovative vision and a pragmatic approach to strengthen the digitalization of logistics platforms. We have an incredible portfolio of projects with some 700,000 m2 of warehouses that we build each year and the nearly 1,700,000 m2 of buildable space throughout France to give this innovative solution a tremendous boost.

Thanks to the press!

About Darwin Drones

Founded in 2021, Darwin Drones is specialized in the development and marketing of industrial logistics automation solutions, especially by drone. Darwin Drones also provides services associated with this activity. The company is dedicated to the sales, support and software development of the Eyesee solution for the logistics market.

Press contact: Nora NESSER – +33(0) – nora.nesser@eyesee-drone.com


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About Crédit Agricole Alpes Développement

C2AD is the private equity vehicle of Crédit Agricole Sud Rhône-Alpes and Crédit Agricole des Savoie. Crédit Agricole Alpes Développement is involved in venture capital, innovation capital, development capital and transmission capital (startup, SME and ETI). C2AD manages €100 million, invested in 180 companies.


Press contact: Rami HASSOUN, – equity investor – rami.hassoun@ca-alpes-developpement.fr

About Groupe Idec

Groupe Idec is a major player in the real estate sector, bringing together more than twenty companies with expertise in their fields. It operates in France and abroad to plan, develop, finance
and provide innovative energy solutions, as well as to design and construct all types of buildings.
It positions itself as a responsible player in the energy transition and in limiting the artificialization of land. The company works with local authorities on each new operation to revitalize territories by creating new living and working spaces. This commitment translates into a desire to contribute to the green growth of cities, businesses and individuals, while meeting the challenges of
sustainable, coherent and pragmatic economic development.

Key figures:
▪ Year of creation: 2000
▪ 500 employees in France + 700 worldwide
▪ 500 million euros of Revenues
▪ 3 million m2 certified
▪ 20 companies in France
▪ + 1,000 Ha developed or in progress in France and internationally
▪ 260,000,000 euros of assets
▪ 700,000 m2 built each year
▪ + 20 logistics parks in France and abroad.

Press contact for Groupe Idec : Isabelle BIGOT – – isabelle@calliope- event.com

About Grenoble Angels

Created in 2005, Grenoble Angels is an association affiliated with France Angels, the national federation of business angels. Grenoble Angels brings together a hundred local investors throughout the Isère department, who support and finance start-ups and innovative companies in their seed phase.

With more than 15 years of experience and over 200 projects funded, Grenoble Angels relies on the experience and expertise of its members to support local entrepreneurs and projects.

Grenoble Angels’ philosophy is based on the 3 C’s: the triple contribution of Business Angels in Capital, Competencies and Contacts.

Key figures since 2005:
-More than 1,000 investment opportunities investigated § 250 companies funded
-25 million euros invested by Business Angels
-200 applications received per year
-10 startups supported and funded every year

Follow Grenoble Angels:

Website: https://www.grenoble-angels.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grenobleangels
Twitter: https://twitter.com/grenobleangels

Press contact: Jonathan COLLOMB – délégué général- 04 76 28 25 32 – contact@grenoble- angels.com

EYESEE is looking for a drone deployment manager for logistics in France and Europe.

Job description

You will work under the responsibility of the Product Director of the company and in close coordination with the people in charge of the development of the applications. You will be autonomous in your function of drone deployment manager and will join the multidisciplinary team of Darwin Drones.

After training on the company’s solutions, offers and processes, your missions will be:

  • Pilot the company’s deployment activities (installations, training) and support on the drone inventory for Logistics on certain customer accounts – in collaboration with the company’s management teams.
  • Follow the realization of these activities, and make regular reports in the various tools available (CRM, action follow-up, …).
  • Being present throughout the deployment and support process, you will contribute to the strategic choices of the evolutions to be made, to improve the solution following the customers’ feedbacks.
  • Ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that costs and deadlines are respected for these activities.


Minimum training bachelor + 2

You have at least 1 year of experience in the field of logistics:

  • You have a perfect knowledge of warehouse logistics, have an analytical mind and are organized and comfortable with new technologies.
  • You are customer oriented; you listen to the needs and know how to coordinate the actions and resources of the company to satisfy its needs.
  • You are fluent in English and French, both written and spoken.
  • At ease with Excel and associated tools.
  • Driving license required

Your bonus asset:

  • You know the stakes and processes of the supply chain of companies and the tools used (software and hardware).

  • You already have experience in the deployment of technological products or services.

Salary: depending on experience.

Localisation: Grenoble – with frequent travel in France & Europe. 

Working at EYESEE

Created in 2021 and based in Grenoble, France, Darwin Drones specializes in the development and marketing of industrial logistics automation solutions, particularly by drone.

Darwin Drones also provides services associated with this activity. The company is dedicated to the marketing, support, and software development of the EYESEE solution for the logistics market.

The EYESEE drone inventory solution was designed to simplify and secure the control of stocks and locations of goods stored on pallets in warehouses. It can read any barcodes from a few centimeters to more than 10 meters high. The solution is equipped with many sensors (ZEBRA scanners, camera, geolocation system, autopilot and motion detectors) that allow it to fly autonomously in each logistics aisle.

Our expertise in mechanics, electronics, and software has already seduced many industrialists and logisticians such as L’Oréal Cosmétique Active, DHL, Schneider Electric, Renault Trucks & Log’s.

Hardis Group: Why pay us a visit?

Are you considering optimizing your supply chain? Are you in the market for a real-time resource management application? Are you looking for a reliable, agile WMS that’s packed with features? Then pay us a visit at stand D77. We look forward to seeing you!


Eyesee Drone

If you’re looking for an innovative inventory improvement and automation solution, come and talk to the Eyesee team at stand N97 in the drones and warehouse of the future area. And don’t miss our presentation at 1:10 pm on Tuesday, September 14, which will focus on feedback from Ludovic Doudard, Supply Chain Director at Renault.


About SITL

This year’s SITL will focus on innovation, with over 550 exhibitors showcasing solutions that have the potential to change—perhaps even revolutionize—your business and the way you work. As well as discovering existing solutions, you’ll also get a chance to see transport and logistics operators demonstrating the technologies of the future. Over the course of the three-day event, you’ll learn about the latest industry news and trends, get a chance to meet new suppliers and partners, and attend sessions and workshops delivered by recognized subject-matter experts.


Practical information

Dates and times

  • Monday, September 13: 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Tuesday, September 14: 9:00am–8:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 15: 9:00am–5:00pm

LocationParc des Expositions Villepinte, Paris, France

Digital SITL: the international transport and logistics exhibition in 100% digital format

From 23 to 26 June 2020, a 100% digital version of the SITL 2020 was held. In the sanitary context of this first half of 2020, the SITL could not take place in its usual conditions. In order to preserve a moment of meetings and exchanges between the stakeholders of transport and logistics, a 100% online version was organised giving rise to meetings, virtual tours and webinars.

More than 5,100 people took part in this digital edition, with 77 speakers and nearly 500 business meetings.

Conference – Innovation at the service of the Supply Chain

Managing people, increasing productivity and agility in a context disturbed by the Covid19 pandemic, so many challenges taken up by technological innovations.

In this video:

  • The different uses of security, inventory and delivery drones and other autonomous vehicles
  • Presentation of the solutions and their applications, including the Eyesee drone inventory solution

After being awarded at the CES in Las Vegas, the autonomous inventory drone Eyesee obtains a new Innovation Award Honoree at the CES Asia. The solution will be showcased at the exhibition, to be held from June 13-15 in Shanghai.

Hardis Group announces that its solution Eyesee for carrying out inventories in logistics warehouses with the help of an autonomous drone, has just received an “Innovation Award Honoree“, in the drone category, for the third edition of CES Asia. The company will exhibit at the show with about twenty other companies, led by the French Tech Mission as well as Business France in Shanghai, on booth 4251, Hall 4N.

The main objectives of Hardis Group’s presence at CES Asia are to meet Chinese companies from the manufacturing, CPG, retail and logistics industries likely to be interested in deploying Eyesee and to recruit potential Asian distributors.

All the innovations awarded for CES Asia: http://www.cesasia.cn/events-conference/innovation-awards-listing-en/

Learn more about Eyesee: https://eyesee-drone.com/

A fully autonomous industrial drone

Aware of the logistics-related opportunities offered by the physical and technical characteristics of drones, Hardis Group filed a patent in 2015 for an inventory-taking drone to automate inventories and simplify and optimize inventory management in warehouses.

The drone is equipped with sensors, enabling it to move around the warehouse autonomously, controlled by an operator. Its on-board camera identifies and captures inventory data which can be transmitted to any WMS on the market. The aim is to save time and increase productivity and safety in inventory and stock control operations.


Real-life testing with FM Logistic

Hardis Group recently signed an agreement with FM Logistic to test the solution at its logistics sites to check the system’s ability to meet the sector’s requirements. Innovation, which drives productivity, performance and flexibility, is a key value for FM Logistic, which has a committee of international experts dedicated to it. The aim is to imagine, design and deploy innovative solutions to improve working conditions for its employees and quality of service to its customers. So it was no surprise that the company agreed to get involved with the inventory-taking drone project.

FM Logistic opened up its warehouse in Satolas (France) to Hardis Group teams to conduct tests relating to flight conditions (site mapping, geolocation, lighting configurations, surfaces encountered by the drone, etc.) and the collection of information required for inventory-taking (label reading for example). In September, FM Logistic business teams will start testing the drone and the collection and processing of information by their tools.

Testing with FM Logistic will continue until the end of 2016.


About FM Logistic

Since its creation in 1967, FM Logistic has become an international leader in warehousing, transport and packaging. The independent family-run group is recognized as an expert in FMCG, distribution, perfume/beauty, industry and health markets.

Present in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Western Europe and Latin America with over 20,000 employees, FM Logistic has a turnover of over a billion euros.

In addition to its international expansion, FM Logistic’s development is focused on a strong policy of innovation, while respecting the environment. The group has pioneered ‘pooling’ (shared management of transport and logistics resources), for which it has received numerous professional awards.

Environmentally responsible by design, FM Logistic is a member of the Green Freight Europe program, an initiative aimed at improving the environmental performance of freight transport in Europe.

In 2015, the company developed CityLogin, an environmentally friendly solution to address logistics requirements for the final part of the journey in European cities.



About Squadrone System

The Squadrone System team, created in 2013, launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Hexo+ project, a fully autonomous drone that follows and films the user, raising over 1.3 million dollars. In a year, the company has transitioned from concept to reality and now has over 3000 users throughout the world. Based in Grenoble, France, and San Francisco, California, Squadrone System is conquering the industrial market with its autonomous indoor and outdoor flight technologies.



Hardis Group receives the Special Jury Award of the 15th Innovation Awards at SITL (International Week of Transport and Logistics).

The jury of the SITL Innovation Awards made up of logistics and transport professionals examines about fifty entries each year.

The results were announced on Thursday, 2 April, during the last day of the exhibition: Hardis Group won the Special Jury Award for Eyesee, its inventory-taking drone.

About Eyesee:

  • Eyesee is an autonomous drone allowing to automate inventories and stock updates in warehouses.
  • The drone is equipped with a camera, a mapping system and indoor geolocation technology which allows to identify and capture the information to be treated in order to make the inventory, to associate the image with its position in the warehouse (indoor geolocation) and automatically translate its 3D position into a logistics address (storage location). The data collected by Eyesee can be processed in any warehouse management system (WMS) existing on the market.
  • Eyesee allows to improve the warehouse productivity by reducing material and human resources required to carry out inventories (rental of boom lifts, mobilizing operators, etc.).
  • This innovation paves the way to a daily inventory made every night, for example, and to a better stock reliability.