Exploring Uncharted Worlds | Spiderbot & Humanoid
John Connor partnered with the machines to lead them off the planet Earth and was transformed into a new existence in return, he was sent into space, into unexplored, uncharted worlds with a mission. This space voyager was sent to find out the last known existence of other species of humanoids. To survey forms of intelligent life on alien planets. The spacecraft fired away with it’s impulse propulsion drive and took to Warp Speed after clearing the solar system. John was blended with various machines through a sophisticated neuro-bio interface and his first mission was to explore the dangerous CAVE 2 Prime home world and it’s moon: Heidus, Zeus, a few million light years away from Earth. Unknown to John, his body was not human anymore after the neuro meld. To him, matching physical looks and form like the natives of the plane, he said “I would love to live here. It’s not perfect, but it feels REAL”. John was infact (directed by the machines) broadening the scope of bio inspired robotics in deep space exploration. As the space era evolves dexterous smart robots would come in service. Space ships are preparing for arduous and extremely hazardous expeditions including manned missions to Mars and asteroids.
When a meteor storm hit John on the planet, it got lost with an unplanned presence of some other aliens waiting for some episodic conflict and misadventures. The destination is Heidus, Zeus smallest moon, and the only other planet in the known space with lots of liquid cooling on its surface. While Earth’s seas are water, Heidus are filled with a compound of liquid Nitrogen and Hydrogen – stuff that’s normally a gas on a warmer Earth. Zeus is so cold – about -160C (-292F) – that these compounds are in liquid form, creating wet environments that could maybe, just maybe, sprout life if treated with other bio-controlled life sustaining packs. The prime candidates for alien abodes would be Heidus several dozen lakes and seas, the biggest being Panini. No one is quite sure how deep it is, but it likely plunges for hundreds of meters and spans as much as 600,000 square km – six times larger than Lake Superior in North America. This was John’s mission; to explore.
This is a surveillance mission to explore deep space and make the first contact. In its hunt for habitability, there could be microorganisms, John would be diving into uncharted waters exploring an alien world in a completely different way. John thinks to him self.. “Even if ‘first contact’ stories are fairly common in science fiction. It isn’t often when I look up, remember to take a moment to realize that there won’t be an intelligent grizzly bear looking over my shoulder. This may not be a roller coaster, but it was so good that I forgot to eat a couple times…”
About the movie:
John willingly risks his life to save humanity and help expand to other worlds. The movie is based on its visual rendering of exploring an uncharted world, the final frontier seen in the first look. The protagonist is warmly realized, with limitations, motivations, and weaknesses that make it (Him) sympathetic at times. If you like Sci-Fi and fantasy, then we hope you will love this!
In the movie Jurassic Park, during a preview tour a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Ash in Alien: Lance Bishop in Aliens: Call in Alien: Resurrection Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens.
Prometheus The ship’s crew travels in stasis while the android David monitors their voyage. Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant planet containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.
Wall E, Eve robot in the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.
2001 Space Odyssey Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.
S-A-I-N-T (Strategic-Artificially-Intelligent-Nuclear-Transport) military robots in Short Circuit. A group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.
Spyder robots used by the Precrime police force to locate and identify “perpetrators” in Minority Report In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.
When Alex Murphy gets embedded into a robotic body and the AI begins to control his mind and functions, the extension of human to machines is flipped by the extension of machines to human, makes for an interesting mix of emotions and action.
Total Annihilation is set in the far future in the midst of a galactic war, with battles taking place on the surface of planets and moons. Total Annihilation is a real-time strategy video game created by Cavedog.
Tony Shark in Iron Man After being held captive in an Afghan cave, an engineer creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Ultron a robotic supervillain played by James Spader and Vision, an android superhero played in the Avengers : Age of Ultrons When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.
Thor When Dr Jane Foster gets cursed with a powerful object, Thor must protect it before an army and its ruthless leader try to get their hands on it to take over the remains of Earth. Thor must stop his adopted brother Loki, who intends to become the new king of Asgard.
TARS and CASE adaptable rectangle robots in Interstellar A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival. These AI robots helped the crew navigate, survive and offer companionship.
Martian During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Helped along the way with a MARS Rover and supplied company by the Pathfinder robot.
Star Wars – 4-LOM a bounty hunter droid in The Empire Strikes Back was an ambitious protocol droid who overwrote his own programming to destroy Luke Skywalker.
8d8 Droid working for Jabba the Hutt in Star Wars – Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars Episode I – The Phantoms Menace
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Battle Droids, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
R4-P17 was an astromech droids assigned to Obi-Wan Kenobi, and assisted the Jedi Master on many missions. Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Droid Army in Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Battle Droids during the near end of the clone wars, Darth Sidious has revealed himself and is ready to execute the last part of his plan to rule the Galaxy.
Star Wars Episode IV New Hope
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy. C-3PO is a humanoid robot character from the Star Wars universe who is fluent in over six million forms of communication.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base. The Empire launches a large-scale attack, using AT-AT Walkers to capture the base.
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
C-3PO and R2-D2 the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader return from the dark side of the Force.
Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.
Star Wars: Episode VIII having taken her first steps into a larger world, Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga.
BB-8 is a Droid character portrayed by a remote-controlled unit. Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker along with R2D2 as a charismatic and mischievous astromech Droid provides comic relief serving as foils for another in the next chapter of the saga.
Artificial Intelligence – Out of Body Experience
If the body were us in machines and machines that think like us, ever wondered: is it possible to artificially create such a contraption that could be thought like that? This aerial shot video shows the highlights of state of artificial intelligence? Do these extraordinary machines we’ve built, are they even close to human existence?
Can we by pass millions of years of evolution to create something to rival the power of the 1.5 kg of grey matter contained between our ears? How do we actually quantify human and onboard intelligence and be able to say that we have succeeded in this wildest dream? Or is the search to recreate “us” a red herring? Should we instead be looking to rethink robotics intelligently and form a union with the outer galaxy outer there?
So have a look to the mysteriously subtle video what it has to say, many questions and many answers too, watch yourself……..& wait breathlessly for the next part. When Dr. Wolf opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote island. Where is she and why was she chosen? Where did she come from and, most important how will she survive in these harsh surroundings? Wolf’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile inhabitants. When she begins to recuperate and understand just then, Wolf’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her.
After a tragic accident leaves her spaceship in with wilderness on the tropical island. It is a vivid tale trying to reconcile her past as if it were a flash back. It’s a story of family, loneliness, community and how to keep positivity and fight it by growing together and becoming part of one world.
It’s a story of overcoming worst fears of the unknown. It’s a story that has resonated with me every day. The story begins with a fall from outer space into a tropical island. Wolf is disillusioned to see her hands as she is the only one who makes it to the island intact and able to function. She wonders what a strange and unfriendly kind place. However, since this is the only place she has ever known, how can it be home? As Wolf tries to learn about her surroundings, she struggle to understand her inner fear.
Over time, Wolf begins to understand the language of fear! Wolf who finds her spaceship wrecked on an island learns to adapt to her surroundings and convinced the animal on the island that she was not a monster and how can she contribute. The story touches on topics ranging from how communities take care of each other, and what a family means. It provides openings to talk about hard subjects like circle of life. There’s a gut instinct that Artificial Intelligence can’t be replicated via flowchart, making humans an important piece of the jigsaw puzzle. The best way forward is for humans and machines to live harmoniously, leaning on one another’s strengths.
While early science fiction writers might have expected more from AI at this stage, the rest of the world has a story to be told! After all, not everyone is ready for humanoid Wolf or self-learning spaceships and Vairdo is one such rising which is itself a trend line in the AI revolution.
There is a lot of similarity in Dr. Wolf’s story, A.I and science fiction movies if we want to learn…
In the movie Surrogates when Bruce Willis and the rest of the human race lived their lives through the eyes of their surrogates to avoid body injury and maintain public appearances.
In Oblivion a veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
In The Martian during a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew.
In the movie Ex Machina a young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.
Elysium was in the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Avatar by James Cameron where humans were transposed to larger than life Blue Humanoids on the planet Pandora.
In the movie I, Robot In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a smart robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
The Matrix Reloaded rebel leaders estimate have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.
Interstellar A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in space in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.
Moon Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.
Gravity A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.
District 9 An extra-terrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth suddenly finds a kindred spirit in a government agent who is exposed to their bio inspired technology.
Star Trek Into Darkness After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Edge of Tomorrow A military officer is brought into an alien war against an extra-terrestrial enemy who can reset the day and know the future. When this officer is enabled with the same power, he teams up with a Special Forces warrior to try and end the war.
Source Code A soldier wakes up in someone else’s body and discovers he’s part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
Artificial intelligence has been the goal of humankind since the dawn of the smart computing age. As each year passes, we depend on computers more and more. This overdependence leads us to create an abundance of machines capable of computing. The only end goal in this scenario is the actual replacement of human intervention. Artificial intelligence is not just a simple notion of what we would like to have. It has become part of who we are and our eventual progress into the next technological age.
”People are bad at predicting developments in technology because we find it hard to see beyond the world we live in.”
The technology sector is an inescapably huge investment opportunity for both corporate America and Wall Street. It is the largest single segment of the market, eclipsing all others (including the financial sector and the industrials sector). More than anything, technology companies are associated with innovation and invention. Some of the glorious features are return to home, auto take off, sense and avoid, follow me etc.
The products and services are disseminated throughout the economy; there is no sector of the modern economy that technology does not touch and that does not rely upon the technology sector to improve quality, productivity, and/or profitability.
Notable for its rampant competition and rapid obsolescence cycles, the technology sector ensures winners and losers do not necessarily maintain those positions for long. The dynamism and impressive growth make technology a must-consider sector for virtually every equity investor.
Ever since the Jetsons cartoon introduced the robotic housekeeper in the 60s, people have been predicting that robotics will be the next big thing; Rethink Robotics.
The robot revolution is here – and it’s creating serious money-making opportunities for savvy investors.
Innovations like driverless cars, micro drones, and robotic surgical arms are already disrupting how we live our lives. And this is just the beginning. The market for robots and artificial intelligence is poised to soar, Bank of America Merrill Lynch estimates.
“The pace of disruptive technological innovation has gone from linear to parabolic,” the Wall Street bank wrote in a recent report.
Perhaps the current wave of robotics is less of a revolution and more of a steady integration of robots into the workplace.
“A $15 billion industry in 2010, it’s expected to spike up to $67B by 2025.”
By the 15th of October 2015, The Robot Report had already recorded 37 equity fundings and 25 acquisitions of robotic companies since January. Over the last few years we’ve seen Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon getting firmly behind the “robotics revolution”. Collaborative robot companies are getting loads of attention and this month we’ve even seen governments getting in on the act.
The International Federation of Robotics forecasts that, by 2018, industrial robotics will grow by 15%, professional service robotics by 11%, and personal service robotics by 35%.
It’s pretty easy to calculate the Return on Investment when you’re buying a robot. In fact, in manufacturing you’re probably losing money if you don’t have one.
These high-tech companies have the capability to convert money invested into seriously big numbers. After all the underlying principle exists, “Technology never sleeps, never needs food, and doesn’t make random errors”.
Source : http://www.vision-systems.com/articles/2014/07/the-beautiful-side-of-uavs.html
Georgia Tech Lab Develops Micro Blimps for Indoor Navigation and Sensing. (Featuring Dr. Fumin Zhang, http://www.gtsr.gatech.edu)
The ability for vehicles to navigate unknown places is critical for autonomous operation. Mapping of a vehicle’s environment and self-localization within that environment are especially difficult for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) due to the complexity of UAV attitude and motion dynamics, as well as interference from external influences such as wind. By using a stable vehicle platform and taking advantage of the geometric structure typical of most indoor environments, the complexity of the localization and mapping problem can be reduced. Interior wall and obstacle location can be measured
Figure 1: Twin HD Cameras: BrainBox @ VAIRDO Inc.
using low-cost range sensors and smart computing micro cameras. Relative vehicle location within the mapped environment can then be determined. By alternating between mapping and localization, a vehicle can explore its environment autonomously. Work at Georgia Tech @ GTSR (http://www.gtsr.gatech.edu/) utilizes smart micro cameras and sensors for suitability in solving the mapping and localization problem. A control system and navigation algorithm are developed to perform mapping of indoor environments and localization. Simulation and experimental results are provided to determine feasibility of the proposed approach to indoor navigation.
Collaborative Work at Georgia Tech (Georgia Tech Systems Research Lab and VAirDo Inc.)
The Georgia Tech Systems Research (GTSR) Group has built biologically inspired robotic blimps that supports research and education in motion control, environmental mapping, and human robot interaction in three dimensional space. The GTSR group, Directed by Dr. Fumin Zhang, have produced several working prototypes of computer controlled aerial indoor blimp platforms that offer long flight and loiter times, and safe, stable, low noise operation. The GTSR blimp design balances speed and maneuverability in an indoor environment, with on board feedback control to achieve precision in 3D trajectory tracking. The blimps’ hardware and software systems were designed to support a variety of payloads towards applications such as providing communication support, eyes in the sky (or on the ceiling), and guiding, mapping services for a broad scope of real world applications. The GTSR blimp has recently received a 3rd place award from the video contest of the IEEE control systems society:
Figure 2: OCURA, VAIRDO inc. – Wireless connectivity and Video Transmission
The blimps’ hardware and software systems were designed to be adaptable to support research on environmental sensing and human robot interaction. Robotic blimps are useful for providing communication support, eyes in the sky (or from the ceiling – indoors), and transportation services for a broad scope of real world applications. The main aim of indoor aerial navigation is to have precision while moving in a controlled manner, thus maintaining a stable hover requires continuous control updates. As such, a large number of previous research efforts have been dedicated to design and testing of automatic flight control algorithms designed to stabilize small aerial vehicles such as blimps.
Various flight control techniques used for this application include, but are not limited to, vision-only navigation and control using a UKF, loosely coupled GPS/INS integration using a UKF, and camera and IMU updates to a UKF for a trajectory generator; The camera and video are being relayed wireless to the ground station using the BrainBox package by Vairdo Inc.
Although the end goal is to autonomously navigate unknown GPS-denied environments, the first step is to build a model-based hover controller which utilizes an external optical tracking system recently installed in AFRL’s MAV-IFF.
The IFF uses motion capture cameras to provide accurate position and orientation information to a real-time controller which in turn relays commands through an RC transmitter to any off-the-shelf or uniquely-designed vehicle. This real-time motion capture facility is one of a handful in the US.
Other organizations using similar facilities for controller design and testing include MIT (Aerospace Controls Laboratory – RAVEN), Georgia Tech, and Boeing, which have produced useful results mostly within the past year.
BrainBox from VAIRDO Inc. powers the wireless video feed and The Ground station utilizes twin HD cameras for vision based applications; there is also a high speed Optical Flow camera available on the BrainBox for navigations and stabilization purposes for the blimps as an upgrade.
Golden Quotes from Dr. Fumin Zhang
“Mobility poses great challenges to the Internet of Things when networked mobile agents are concerned. Distributed sensing and control will need to be coordinated through information exchange over flexible ad-hoc wireless networks to guarantee sustainable, reliable and affordable data streams flowing across the network. Insights into the coordination and decision making mechanisms used by animal groups serve as a source of inspiration for my research to solve these problems
Application of Blimps
The Various application of Blimps for aerial navigation are as under:
• Indoor Surveillance.
• Vision based Sensing Platform for Research Purposes.
• Miniaturized technology serving as a boon for defense and security.
• Low communication Links or Dynamic Routers.
Applications are many as the technology is under regular phase of evolution every now and then.
VAIRDO – Flying Micro
VAIRDO is in the business of providing custom and pre-configured miniaturized imu, computing, control and sensing platforms for industries from virtual reality smart weapons, compact mini drone sensor & controls, video monitoring and deployable sensors, Robotics, Unmanned systems, consumer electronics. Our markets are in the Military, R&D, consumer electronics and B2B solutions. “We pride ourselves in making the world’s most cutting edge, smart and compact sensor, electronics and control systems being used in applications involving computer vision, wireless telemetry and smart computing/sensing. Cutting edge robotics solutions to meet high demand autonomous hardware solutions on Land, Air and Water and can be efficiently used for microdrone, pocket drone, micro robotics, quadcopter, live streaming, aerial videography, auto pilot, indoor navigation, GPS flight etc. Our work covers complex aerodynamics, avionics, micro aerial vehicles, rethink robotics, bio-inspired projects, drones & UAVs, micro robotics, large alternate energy flying vehicles and much more. We breathe micro hardware, smart computing and innovative compact sensor and control solutions for various industries Robot brain to flying bots to consumer electronics, complex gear train systems, mathematics, dynamics and kinematical hardware systems, we have expertise to do it all. Android, Matlab applications
Hardware from VAIRDO – Brain Box
The heart of a full high-performance embedded development kit environment; size smaller than the palm of a hand; and performance matching Smartphones, Tablets and high computing mobile devices.
Smartphone connectivity with WIFI communication
WLAN (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth4.0. Access and smart phone control your applications, Follow me, data, images/videos remotely and securely. Use on mobile smart drones, Self stabilizing drone, moving applications, hands-free operation and make it an Android drone
Quad core computing with Gimbaled Stereo Camera with HD
Dual 5Mega pixel gimbaled 4K HD wireless Go pro cameras, useful for Long range Depth Estimation, 3D estimation, Onboard intelligence, mapping, gesture control, Headcount or rotating camera, stabilizing your selfie images/videos, point and shoot, follow-me modularity
Quad-core ARM® Cortex with Pre-loaded 4.2.2 Android operating system (upgradable). Modularity of Brainbox helps it upgradable with new releases of components. All boards, cameras and antennas are upgradable and plug & play applications, Stereo Vision Computer Vision.
Shock Absorption with Dual Redundant Sensing
Keeps applications working smoothly, prevents damage and disturbance. Impact resilience and prolonged structural integrity. Survives in the toughest of scenarios and higher sensing accuracy, lower standard deviation of data and great backup in case of failure.
Blimps with Brains
Figure 4: Brainbox for computing, sensing and control
Together with the excellent engineering team at GTSR with focus, strength in autonomous indoor navigation, Vairdo is seeking to improve the software and control for a new generation of flying drones.
Blimps provide exceptional long endurance guidance, monitoring, reconnaissance but are limited in the amount of payload they can carry owing to the limited buoyancy of Helium or Hydrogen. The slim, compacted and light BrainBox modules are ideal for such applications and can provide complete control authority, sensing and computing needed for the most complex of R&D tasks or real-world jobs. The R&D effort between GTSR and VAIRDO is ongoing and the intellectual prowess of students, faculty at Georgia Tech, coupled with the industry experience in micro robotic hardware, multiple novel innovations are forthcoming to help in real-world scenarios, search & rescue and much more!
Scan the QR Codes to get your acquainted with the ‘Brain Box” and how it empowers Blimps.
Georgia Tech Lab Work Video I Georgia Tech Lab Work Video II Introduction to Brain Box – VairDo Inc.
Bionx : Self Cooling
VAIRDO has developed a technique and automated cooling technology for Multi-Rotors using basic physics principles and construction using first principles.
VAIRDO’s BIONX, powered by it’s BrainBox Technology is the world’s first self-cooled micro Drone.
BrainBox: One Brain to Rule them All
Sample the Brainbox in the configuration you like. From Drones to wearables to ride-able’s, to handhelds and more
VAIRDO is in the business of providing custom and pre-configured miniaturized computing, control and sensing platforms for industries from smart weapons, compact drone sensors & controls, video monitoring and deployable sensors, Robotics, Unmanned systems, consumer electronics. Our markets are in the Military, R&D, consumer electronics and B2B solutions.
Selfie with drone sports
Using smart and compact sensing and control electronics in a box format on mobile platforms can provide guidance, navigation and control for users. The multi-feature brainboxes can adapt to the application and help sense & avoid obstacles, track objects and points of interest, chart / map courses or paths and prevent injury, accident to a rider.
DRONA: Robots and Wearables: Finger-sized-Solution
VAIRDO Inc. has done it again.
VAIRDO is officially now the world’s smallest full Drone and Autopilot systems and solutions provider.
The DRONA-PIC is the world’s smallest fully featured, double redundant sensing and control platform ideal for all robots, drones, and automation units from the micro to the massive vehicles in any range, speed, size and weight class. The Kit comes with a full range of accessories to harness all features of the board for quick turn R&D and replacement to final end product.
The DRONA-Power is the world’s smallest fully featured, Mutli-Brushless, Touch and proximity sensing, RC board for expansion with the DRONA-PIC and DRONA-C3 series of flight computers and sensors. It has a full spread of 4 high power mosfet redundant sensing and control platform ideal for all robots, drones, and automation units from the micro to the mid vehicles in any range, speed, size and weight class. The Kit comes with a full range of accessories to harness all features of the board for quick turn R&D and replacement to final end product.
Blimps provide exceptional long endurance guidance, monitoring, reconnaissance but are limited in the amount of payload they can carry owing to the limited buoyancy of Helium or Hydrogen. The slim, compacted and light BrainBox modules are ideal for such applications and can provide complete control authority, sensing and computing needed for the most complex of R&D tasks or real-world jobs.
A super compacted and among the world’s most highly featured, micro flight control platform powered by 16bit DSPIC33e processor family. Excellent for low power, high performance applications with the full-range of sensing from inertial, atmospheric, geo-location, vision to full range of control featuring higher powered onboard DC brushless controllers & driver, servo controllers, DC brushed/coreless motor drivers. The full gamut of sensing, computing and control is complimented with a convenient and power expansion port for plug & play much higher power DC brushless motors and additional sensors, touch panels and more. The DRONA-PIC is the world’s smallest fully featured, double redundant sensing and control platform ideal for all robots, drones, and automation units from the micro to the massive vehicles in any range, speed, size and weight class. The Kit comes with a full range of accessories to harness all features of the board for quick turn R&D and replacement to final end product. At 5 grams fully featured, it is sized to meet your final product integration and market launch
The DRONA-PIC is a robust platform ideal for a variety of users ranging from hobbyists to large-scale manufacturers. The board’s sensory capabilities include Temperature, Altitude – Barometric Pressure (differential, absolute), Humidity, and Luminance. In addition, the onboard Double Redundant 3-axis Gyroscope, 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis Magnetometer, and GPS provide for fail-safe flight control and high precision autonomous navigation and tracking. It comes with a plug & play VGA or HD camera sensor for use in Optical Flow, visual serving and other applications.
The DRONA-Power is among the smallest fully featured, Mutli-Brushless, Touch and proximity sensing, RC board for expansion with the DRONA-PIC and DRONA-C3 series of flight computers and sensors. It has a full spread of 4 high power mosfet redundant sensing and control platform ideal for all robots, drones, and automation units from the micro to the mid vehicles in any range, speed, size and weight class. The Kit comes with a full range of accessories to harness all features of the board for quick turn R&D and replacement to final end product.
C-3 is the “Flexi” and upgraded family member of the DRONA series. C-3 features the world’s first and smallest, fully featured, “Soft-core” processor, flight control & robotics platform; powered by numerous software CPUs including the ARM M8, Power PC and the Nios II Softcore processors on Altera’s Low-power Cyclone III FPGA.
Power of flexible, soft computing hardware in the palm of your hand. Flexible FPGA architecture allows upgrades and internal hardware re-configuration to keep application up to date with changing market without changing processors. C-3 is the “Flexi” and upgraded family member of the DRONA series. C-3 features the world’s first and smallest, fully featured, “Soft-core” processor, flight control & robotics platform; powered by numerous software CPUs including the ARM M8, Power PC and the Nios II Softcore processors on Altera’s Low-power Cyclone III FPGA. Massive amount of onboard DDR2 high performance RAM (1Gb), Excellent for low power, high performance applications with the full-range of sensing from inertial, atmospheric, geo-location, vision to full range of control featuring higher powered onboard DC brushless controllers & driver, servo controllers, DC brushed/coreless motor drivers. The full gamut of sensing, computing and control is complimented with a convenient and power expansion port for plug & play much higher power DC brushless motors and additional sensors, touch panels and more. The DRONA-PIC is the world’s smallest fully featured, double redundant sensing and control platform ideal for all robots, drones, and automation units from the micro to the massive vehicles in any range, speed, size and weight class. The Kit comes with a full range of accessories to harness all features of the board for quick turn R&D and replacement to final end product. At 5 grams fully featured, it is sized to meet your final product integration and market launch.
The DRONA-C3 is a robust platform ideal for a variety of users ranging from hobbyists to large-scale manufacturers. The board’s sensory capabilities include Temperature, Altitude – Barometric Pressure (differential, absolute), Humidity, and Luminance. In addition, the onboard Double Redunant 3-axis Gyroscope, 3-axis Accelerometer, 3-axis Magnetometer, and GPS provide for fail-safe flight control and high precision autonomous navigation and tracking. It comes with a plug & play VGA or HD camera sensor for use in Optical Flow, visual sensing and other applications.
Its on-chip Nios II processor has been optimized with custom modules to accelerate industry protocols for faster processing. The firmware has been optimized to provide extreme control. High Speed Core can reach upto 150Mhz with Memory interface at 267Mhz (upto 333Mhz) and internal Peripherals upto 1.3Ghz
Vairdo‘s OcuRa is a WiFi powered, advanced Micro-Computer with a high performance, low power Quad-Core Arm 7 processor and GPU Engine. It runs on a 4.2.2 Android operating system. OcuRa adds computer vision capabilities and Wi-Fi video streaming to any application. The ultra-small size fits it inside the smallest of user/consumer products and adds a new dimension to computing and Artificial Intelligence for a native application.
The OcuRa spawns from the most powerful smartphone architectures and has been made modular and Open Source to build custom android or linux powered onboard applications to run your product. In addition it also has WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB and MicroSD card slot.
Its on-chip Quad-core ARM® Cortex-A7 MPCoreTM (MT6589) has been optimized for low-powered applications, without sacrificing performance; which includes custom and new firmware blocks available with the hardware. The firmware has been optimized to provide very high performance on vision derived end applications. Internal GPU can help accelerate computer vision and digital image/signal processing capabilities of the board. Ocura comes with it’s host of development accessories and is fully packed at the industry’s most dense architectures onboard a chip weighing 6grams. Single cell operation, is perfect for use cases in the mobile industry, wearables industry and other compact & ubiquitous consumer, defense electronics.
Sample the Brainbox in the configuration you like. From Drones to wearables to ride-able’s, to handhelds and more.
The heart of a full high-performance embedded development kit environment; size smaller than the palm of a hand; performance matching smartphones, tablets and high computing mobile devices. Sensitive to the environment, packed with the world’s most complete and highest performing MEMS based sensing and vision. Suited and fitted to directly interface with your end application with no further development cost or lead time. Perform your R&D and take to end product in 1 step.
The demand for higher computing and diverse sensing in every growing markets led to the creating, design and deployment of the futuristic solution, called the BrainBox. The Brainbox is a combination of Industries best and most high performing computing and sensing in a super miniature package that fits the end application directly, while having the flexibility to spread into a full development kit for expedient development of applications. Leaving no comfort behind, giving flexibility, performance, compactness and futuristic ergonomics to raise the bar on your competitors.
VAIRDO has developed a technique and automated cooling technology for Multi-Rotors using basic physics principles and construction using first principles.VAIRDO’s BIONX, powered by it’s BrainBox Technology is the world’s first self-cooled micro Drone.
Self Cooling Drone
Reason for the innovation
Current closed electronic and mechatronic systems often suffer from overheating of electric and mechatronic components, leading to need for additional cooling elements like heat-sinks, cooling fans, liquid cooling and more components causing weight increase and/or drag to objects moving through air.
The Venturi effect creates a net flow through a pipe with an opening across which a fluid is moving, the application is very useful in cooling flying vehicles or products which encounter airflow around them in normal operation (such as fans, cars, etc.) with closed bodies which house motors, electronics and heat generating parts. If constructed correctly, a network of holes on the skin of a flying vehicle or part/product interfacing with airflow could induce airflow through the body of the vehicle, or part/product, creating a cooling effect within the closed system or part, allowing for closer-constructed electronics without requiring bulky, heavy cooling apparatus or add-ons which either increase weight or add drag to the overall system in air, not to mention increased Bill of Materials (BOM) and cost.
High / Low pressure zones for the BIONX Quad-copter with tailored Body, Winglets and housings to maximize air-flow and circulation
Central Cooling and Air circulation through the patented and unique body design of the BIONX is the key in creating the most organic and natural, bio-inspired cooling solutions for light weight body designs especially seen on Air Vehicles and Micro Drones.
Air Inlet at low overall temperature and low pressure zone on the BIONX.
Airflow for the Propellers and surrounding air, channeled, directed and skimmed around the surfaces for maximum, active-passive cooling without additional weight, leading to tighter packaging and more compact applications.