Security

FirstIZRapidSOS 400x275RapidSOS and FIRST iZ have announced a partnership to provide emergency first responders and 911 dispatchers with a system to remotely and autonomously dispatch drones. With the click of a button in the RapidSOS Portal, a drone can be automatically dispatched to the site of any alarms or incidents reported.

 

DeepTrekker400x275Canadian-based Deep Trekker has announced a new submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Pivot, which aims to strike a perfect balance between size and power for underwater robotics. Equipped with six strong thrusters powered by lithium ion batteries, the Pivot gives users stability, power, speed and control in a portable package.

 

AmbarellaCV5S 400x275Ambarella, which develops AI vision technologies, has announced the expansion of its AI vision system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio with the new CV5S and CV52S security families. Based on the company’s CVflow architecture and 5nm process technology, the new SoCs support simultaneous 4K encoding and advanced AI processing in a single low-power design, and is aimed at security camera applications that require multiple sensors for 360-degree coverage over a wide area and with long range, such as outdoor city environments or large buildings.

 

Skydio3DScan400x275Skydio, which manufactures drone and autonomous flight technology, has announced the general availability of its Skydio 3D Scan adaptive scanning software, which adds artificial intelligence to automate photographic data collection and mapping tasks, ranging from infrastructure asset inspection to crime and accident scene reconstruction. The software is now available for Skydio 2, with Skydio X2 availability coming soon. The software can be purchased as an optional add-on to any Skydio 2, starting at $2,999 per drone per year, or as part of new vehicle and software bundles.

 

WiBotic ClearpathHusky400x275WiBotic, which develops autonomous charging and fleet energy management solutions for aerial, mobile, marine and space robotics, has teamed up with Clearpath Robotics to create wireless charging kits for two models of autonomous robots. Now available through Clearpath’s online component store are kits for the Jackal UGV and Husky UGV. The kits can either be installed on new robots before they are shipped, or retrofitted to existing robots with standard tools and simple instructions.

 

PerceptoSpotBase400x275Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog Spot is getting a “dog house.” Percepto, which develops autonomous inspection services for drones, has launched the Percepto Base for Spot, which offers an end-to-end autonomous cycle for outdoor inspection, keeping the robot protected in extreme weather conditions and safe from damage or theft.

 

ThayerMahan400x275ThayerMahan, which develops autonomous maritime security solutions, has announced its acquisition of Wingman Defense, an artificial intelligence startup based in Park City, Utah. The acquisition will help the company to apply machine learning tools to help customers in government and industry monitor the safety and security of ports, harbors and other marine areas.

 

 

ViaBot400x275ViaBot, a robotics startup automating maintenance and management to large properties, has announced its public launch with $6.1 million in funding. The company also disclosed a key partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, which has deployed ViaBot’s RUNO robots to properties in the San Francisco Bay Area for sweeping and security services.

 

TeleRobUGVs400x275AeroVironment, which develops intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, has announced it was granted clearance from the German government for its previously announced acquisition of Telerob Gesellschaft für Fernhantierungstechnik mbH (Telerob), in a $45.4 million (€37.5 million) cash transaction. This includes a payoff of about $9.4 million (€7.8 million) in Telerob’s debt at closing, with Telerob now operating as a wholly-owned subsidiary of AeroVironment.

 

BrainCameraSecurity400x275For many people, cameras in public spaces imply surveillance due to how they have been used traditionally (e.g., traffic cameras, retail security cameras, etc.). But for companies in the autonomous mobile robotics industry, cameras are used for the purpose of helping self-driving robots navigate the world around them in a safe and efficient manner. For these technology providers, an ongoing challenge is to build public trust and help reshape preconceived notions regarding the use of camera images.

 

KnightscopeDimensionFunding400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security technologies using fully autonomous robots for security operations, has announced it has secured up to $10 million in financing for its operations and to help clients with financing robot subscription agreements.

KnightscopeVicor400x275Knightscope, which develops advanced physical security robots, has announced it selected Vicor to power its future fifth-generation of autonomous security robots. Victor develops high-performance power modules for use in industrial equipment, automation, robotics, UAVs, vehicles, satellites, and aerospace and defense applications.

PeratonAndrosSpartan400x275Peraton Remotec, a new subsidiary launched by Peraton, has introduced its Andros Spartan Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) System, designed for military, defense and security missions. The platform is based on the previous Andros F6 series of platforms, with updated features to improve its lift reach and user interface improvements. 

SkydioX2 400x275Axon, which develops connected public safety technologies, has announced partnering with Skydio, a leading U.S. drone manufacturer, to offer autonomous drones to law enforcement and emergency responders. As a Skydio Elite Partner, Axon will be the exclusive reseller and digital evidence management partner of Skydio’s products to public safety globally.

Skydio400x275U.S. drone manufacturer Skydio has announced it raised $170 million in Series D funding, bringing the total amount raised to more than $340 million (with a $1 billion valuation). The company said it will further accelerate product development and global sales expansion to support rapidly growing demand for its autonomous drone solutions.

 

NeyaSystemsCombatVehicle400x275Neya Systems has announced contributing a new capability to the U.S. Army’s ROS-M registry, an RTK compatible off-road planning software suite. The Robotic Technology Kernel (RTK) is a ROS-based modular autonomy software library aimed at science and technology development that provides a set of common robotic capabilities across several platforms and efforts. AM3P, Neya’s Adaptive and Modular Multi-Terrain Mobility Planner, is a full-stack, off-road autonomy planning software suite developed to allow Department of Defense vehicles to navigate autonomously through congested, unpredictable environments.