FlytBase and Mayan Robotics Partner to Deliver Enterprise Drone Automation

At mRobotics our commitment continues with the entire research, development and integration community and we want to announce that we are making several alliances with interesting companies for the UAV sector and as always to offer you hardware for integration, ready-to-use products and solutions. I want to share the press release that was made through sUASNews FlytBase, Inc. and Mayan Robotics, LLC have announced a partnership to support enterprises on the development of fully autonomous, cost-effective drone automation solutions that leverage open source technologies. As their drone operations move from manual to fully autonomous, businesses are looking for reliable, cost-effective, scalable hardware and software components that can seamlessly integrate into enterprise-grade solutions. The commercial drone industry is driven by regulatory progress and technology advancements – both of which are picking up pace as industries, governments and consumers all start to derive meaningful value from unmanned aerial vehicles. FlytBase, Inc. provides drone agnostic software solutions to automate and scale drone operations. The FlytBase technology platform allows easy deployment of intelligent drone fleets, connected with cloud-based business applications. FlytBase offerings are compatible with major drone hardware platforms (eg. DJI, Ardupilot, PX4) and come with SDKs, simulator and APIs for reliable testing and seamless integration. FlytBase customers range from sectors such as public safety and energy utilities to warehouses, distribution centres, and air cargo facilities. Mayan Robotics LLC specializes in the design and manufacture of essential electronic systems for unmanned vehicles, drones, and UAVs. With a focus on the best known open source and open hardware-based autopilots

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New Project: Implementing Autopilot Control in a Hybrid 4WD RC Mulcher

I’m looking at a new project for 2020, I am working together with a company which has developed a 4WD RC-Controlled Hybrid Mulcher for grass cutting work on steep terrain. The current version of the unit (see video) uses a ruggedized RC controller for the operator. We are currently looking at implementing an autopilot system – so that the unit will be able to work inside an area (under supervision), but without the need for active steering by the operator. I was wondering if anybody has already worked on something similar and would be happy to share their ideas and thoughts on this. I will keep this post updated on the project 🙂 I’m looking at a new project for 2020, I am working together with a company which has developed a 4WD RC-Controlled Hybrid Mulcher for grass cutting work on steep terrain. The current version of the unit (see video) uses a ruggedized RC controller for the operator. We are currently looking at implementing an autopilot system – so… Read More

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Coming soon – New “mRo Location One” a CAN GPS sensor.

At mRobotics our commitment continues with the DIY community. From San Diego California we design and manufacture the necessary hardware to build platforms and solutions based on Ardupilot and PX4. And now we show you the next high-tech GPS that has build-in CAN, which includes many and special improvements to achieve maximum accuracy in positioning and guidance for safe navigation. One of them is that we have incorporated the RM3100, a new Geomagnetic Sensor. Like a pair of glasses, the RM3100 Geomagnetic Sensor enables you to see magnetic fields clearly.  The RM3100 Geomagnetic Sensor is the highest performance sensor in its class with over 10 times better resolution and over 20 times lower noise than the leading Hall Effect sensor. It makes precise magnetic field measurements, which enables accurate calculation of heading and orientation. The earth’s magnetic field provides absolute reference for heading measurements and accurate motion tracking. Geomagnetic sensors are used to measure the earth’s magnetic field; however, in real world conditions, the earth’s magnetic field is often distorted by other surrounding fields. System components such as batteries, shielding materials, or motors will distort the geomagnetic field near the sensors. An additional design challenge is the changing magnetic environment that temporarily distorts the field like metal parts in furniture, a passing car, or nearby cell phones and computers. Geomagnetic sensors must first be able to see the different magnetic fields in order for the designer to separate earth’s magnetic fields and compensate for the distortions. PNI Sensor’s RM3100 eliminates any

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Ellipso – new domestic robot drone from FRACH robotics

Dear All We are introducing Ellipso, a new domestic robot drone from FRACH robotics and we would like to hear your feedback! Ellipso is an autonomous intelligent home robot drone, which is always online, listening to you and ready to execute your requests or just connect you with your loved ones. The robot drone implements an animal like brain model, so it behaves almost like it is alive. Ellipso is also integrated with Google Assistant, Google Drive, Google Mail, YouTube and Microsoft Skype to let you stay in touch. Ellipso website Please review the functionality, HW, SW & AI and share with us your views and suggestions. Thank you so much in advance for your feedback! Dear All We are introducing Ellipso, a new domestic robot drone from FRACH robotics and we would like to hear your feedback! Ellipso is an autonomous intelligent home robot drone, which is always online, listening to you and ready to execute your requests or just connect you with your loved ones. The robot drone implements an animal like brain model, so it behaves almost like it is alive. Ellipso is also integrated with Google Assistant, Google Drive, Google Mail, YouTube and… Read More

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3″ sub 250 Arducopter microdrone – 28 minutes flight time !

Research and build for a sub 250 drone capable of running Ardupilot in all of its functions (including autnomous flight) to maximize flight time. Weight minimization is key to maximize flight endurance. Batteries represent the bigger % of total weight in such a build. In order to stay below the 250 grams limit (thank you @!_* regulators), 2S voltage is practically a constraint. Therefore research has to be invested in ESCs and flight controllers able to operate under such small voltage. Li-Ion appears to be the current only battery having the best capacity/weight ratio to build a lightweight 2S battery. Then comes the frame optimization. Most drone frames are overbuilt on purpose in a hype to resist hypothetical circumstances that never happen or are simply unrealistic. Therefore there is a huge oportunity in researching frame design improvements that minimize weight while still maintaining enough rigidity and solidity. Frame used in this video comes as a result of many hours and discussions in our private international research group of experts. In particular I would like to thank and put Ryan forward (see quadstardrones) who holds the current worldwide record of designing and making the fastest racer drones. cheers Hugues Read More

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