We believe our future will be tightly coupled with the progress of robotics; especially small to human-size robots. We believe our ability to enhance coordination, surveying, and combine simple UI/HCI with Artificial Intelligence and data analysis will be our key advantage and focus.
Following is a list of world-changing applications of our future technologies.
- Drone delivery will be more than just faster delivery: When delivery times decrease from 2 days to just several minutes, the need for private ownership almost disappears. Welcome to the *real* sharing economy.
Need a hammer? Call a drone. Want a glass of wine? The drone will bring it and return the glass, too.
This massive re-use of items means we need to produce less redundant goods, generating lower pollution and cheaper access to commodities: For example, a fancy dinner plate may be expensive to own, but may be more accessible if it is up for rent.
- Drone coordination and collaboration tool: We have a working prototype of a tool to control and coordinate the movement of multiple drones at the same time. This tool prevents collisions between drones, coordinates routes for efficient transport, and can be used for coordination with existing aircraft in collaboration with air enforcement agencies across countries.
- Swarms as a means of safety, enhanced weight capabilities and money savings: At ADIA Robotics, we have a working prototype of a swarm in which a single computer can control multiple drones seamlessly, coordinating them to a destination in a formation. If any of those drones were to fail for any reason, the other drones could still carry the dead-weight of the now hanging drone. This also means that the system can carry variable weights, as heavier weights simply require more drones to be added to the swarm. Finally, in our experiments, 4 mid-sized consumer level drones had the weight lifting abilities and range of 1 large-sized commercial drone for < 70% of the cost. Mid-sized consumer level drones are created at mass scale, making them cheaper and more efficient.
- Obstacle avoidance and protective covers: We are partnering with three of the best civil drone manufacturers (DJI, Parrot and 3DR). Therefore, at ADIA we get access to cutting edge sensor technology. Sensors for autonomous vehicles are rapidly growing more efficient, smaller and cheaper. ADIA Robotics is developing accessories to improve security: our protective shells make our drones much less likely to harm others or be damaged in the case of a collision. We will add more physical accessories and software for security to make drones 100% reliable.
- Auditing and online control: Our existing, commercially available application allows flying existing, commercially-available drones over the internet. This means that operators, and ultimately, regulators are not only able to visualize in real time the location and video footage of the drones, but they are also able to perform manual takeovers when needed. This enhances accountability and helps regulate delivery.