DRAGONFLY

Precise 3D location for robots and drones using standard cameras

Dragonfly Visual Positioning System provides accurate indoor location to robots and drones in GPS-denied environments, using a standard camera.
Dragonfly’s patented technology uses simultaneous localization and mapping (visual SLAM) technology to deliver indoor and outdoor location with centimeter accuracy, by analyzing in real time the video stream coming from an on-board camera. Dragonfly is a cheap alternative to LiDAR and UWB, and can be used for precise indoor positioning and navigation of robots, automated guided vehicles, AGVs and drones, or to perform forklifts tracking inside warehouses.

Dragonfly Visual Positioning System provides accurate indoor location to robots and drones in GPS-denied environments, using a standard camera.
Dragonfly’s patented technology uses simultaneous localization and mapping (visual SLAM) technology to deliver indoor and outdoor location with centimeter accuracy, by analyzing in real time the video stream coming from an on-board camera. Dragonfly is a cheap alternative to LiDAR and UWB, and can be used for precise indoor positioning and navigation of robots, automated guided vehicles, AGVs and drones, or to perform forklifts tracking inside warehouses.

DRAGONFLY KIT

With your Dragonfly Kit you can start using Dragonfly in 4 minutes on your forklift, robot, drone.

Buy it now, test it, and if you are not happy return it in 30 days for a full refund.

SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND FEATURES

Main Features

Dragonfly’s accurate indoor location system is a visual 3D positioning/location systembased on Visual SLAM.

The Location is computed in real time using just an on board camera, thanks to our proprietary patented SLAM algorithms. Computer vision, odometry and artificial intelligence are used to create an accurate SLAM system.
  • Real time 3D navigation.
  • 5 cm accuracy.
  • Venue and place recognition and re-location
  • Map shared among different devices.
  • Intuitive camera calibration tool.

Why Dragonfly can be the solution to your location problems?

Dragonfly is an exceptionally flexible technology for precise positioning.

Alternative to Lidar and UWB

For accurate indoor positioning and location of drones, robots and vehicles.

No Hardware Infrastructure

No receivers, no antennas, no "nodes". Nothing has to be deployed through the venue.

Setup in just
4 minutes

The Dragonfly Kit can be installed and configured in 4 minutes. No tech skills required, no difficult instructions.

Just one On Board camera required

Dragonfly does not need specific hardware, no sensor fusion, LiDAR, magnetic stripes, QR codes...

Flexible Architecture
For all needs

Dragonfly can run on board of the device/robot/drone/forklift, on Accuware's cloud server, or on an on-premise server.

Cost Effective
High ROI

Dragonfly allows you to optimize your operations, increase the productivity and effectiveness of vehicle management. All this starting at just 79 USD/month

Our customers consider Dragonfly
to be the solution to their location problems.

USE CASES AND APPLICATIONS

How can Dragonfly be used? What are the most common use cases?

Forklift Tracking:

Forklift location tracking facilitates accident prevention and enables fleet management. It helps to optimize operations and productivity and our tools allows customers to monitor the effectiveness of their forklifts.

Logistics Automation:

Tracking and locating autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and automated guided vehicles (AGV) to allow indoor navigation. Equipment tracking indoors is also enabled.

Warehouse management:

Tracking the location of mobile robots and lift trucks enables automating inventory management, as items are placed on racks.

Autonomous Robots:

Autonomous self-driven robots, often used in retail and healthcare, can navigate indoors and outdoors using Dragonfly’s centimeter precision location technology and allowing remote monitoring of their position in real time. Dragonfly is a SLAM for ROS technology, as we provide ROS (Robot Operating System) nodes for integration.

Various industries:

Drones 3D indoor location and navigation enables inspections and tasks requiring visual identification. Drone positioning and tracking indoors is also possible.

DISCOVER

Features and functionalities

Modular Architecture:

Dragonfly SLAM engine can run locally on board of the device or on a remote server.

Location:

Provided as 6-DOF (x,y,z, + yaw, pitch, roll) or WSG-84: latitude, longitude and altitude (off the floor). Centimeter-level indoor location is provided.

Accuracy

Dragonfly can provide location accuracy within a few centimeters.

COMPONENTS

MOBILE EQUIPMENT SUCH AS AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOTS, FORKLIFTS, VEHICLES OR DRONES HAVE TO BE EQUIPPED WITH ONE ON BOARD CAMERA

DRAGONFLY CAN RUN CLIENT-SIDE, ON BOARD OF THE DEVICE, OR ON A SERVER, CLOUD OR LOCAL.

AN ON BOARD CAMERA, MONOCULAR OR STEREO, IS THE ONLY REQUIRED SENSOR TO USE DRAGONFLY. NO OTHER SENSORS, HARDWARE, ANTENNAS HAVE TO BE INSTALLED

A DASHBOARD IS PROVIDED TO MANAGE THE DEVICES, TO PERFORM REAL TIME TRACKING AND HISTORICAL ANALYTICS

API FOR DEVELOPERS, RAW DATA, ROS INTEGRATION AVAILABLE

DASHBOARD

Features and functionalities

User Interface

Dragonfly comes with a user friendly dashboard that allows to:

  • Track the real time location of devices
  • Add a floor plan to see the location on a real blueprint
  • Collect and view historical paths, heatmaps, spaghetti diagrams
  • Get data about the utilization of devices, KPI such as Average Speed, Traveled Distance, Time in use/not moving, Operating hours.

FOR DEVELOPERS

API and raw data

API

Dragonfly gives access to an indoor positioning location library and API that can be implemented to achieve centimeter accuracy, indoors and outdoors.

6-DOF, x,y,z and WSG-84 Location The output of this 3D positioning system is provided to developers as

  • latitude, longitude (WSG-84) + altitude from the floor in meters,
  • x, y, z Cartesian coordinates, where x, y and z measure the distance from the origin (0, 0, 0) in meters + orientation (Yaw, pitch, roll), 6-DOF.

Visual SLAM for ROS

Dragonfly can be integrated with ROS (Robot Operating System): our team provides ROS nodes upon request to have a direct integration on-board.

What people say?

Testimonials from real customers

With Dragonfly we are now able to locate and track hundreds of forklifts across 28 warehouses in the USA. The ROI generated is way higher than our expectations, since we have been able to optimize the routes, picking processes and aisle management.
Mark A.
CEO at H******
Incredibly helpful technology. Most intelligent customer service experience I’ve ever had.
Samir K.
CTO AT *********
A wonderful Support team and a very useful product, very well structured.
George K.
Director of Robot Integrations
The team has been very supportive and the installation is fairly simple. We hope to keep moving ahead with you and the approach you suggested supports that. Again, we appreciate the continued support and direction as we work through our proof of concept and pilot phases.
Tim W.
CTO AT ***********

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FAQ

Is Dragonfly open source?

No, Dragonfly is a commercial technology that offers API to be integrated into custom applications. At Accuware we are open to customize Dragonfly to provide a unique version to address your requirements. Contact us to speak about the business models available.

Can I use Dragonfly to track the precise location through unknown environments?

Yes, Dragonfly can work inside unknown spaces. Contact us to analyze your project and requirements with one of our specialists.

Can I use Dragonfly to create 3D maps and models?

Dragonfly is meant to provide precise indoor location to vehicles, drones, robots… It creates a 3D map that is not meant to be human intelligible. Dragonfly is not designed to deliver end-user 3D maps, but rather to provide the precise location of a moving device through space.

How can I integrate Dragonfly?

Dragonfly comes as a JAVA application for Linux and Mac OS that exposes API for custom integration. All the API is extensively documented, and our team is open to discuss custom development on different Operating Systems and in different programming languages.

WHAT IS THE ACCURACY OF DRAGONFLY?

Dragonfly can provide a centimeter accuracy. Read more about accuracy.

Can I use Dragonfly with ROS?

Yes, Dragonfly can be integrated with ROS and our R&D team can create a ROS version of Dragonfly as well. Contact us for more details.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO USE DRAGONFLY?

Dragonfly can run on our servers, using the Dragonfly Kit, or on a local machine. It is compatible with Linux and MacOS systems, and requires at least a quad-core CPU + 16 GB of RAM. Click here to check the list of requirements.

How much does Dragonfly cost?

The price of Dragonfly depends on several factors. The cloud based version starts at 79 USD/month/device, plus the hardware cost.

Do you want to test Dragonfly?

Try the Dragonfly demo app on your phone or through your browser!

Let's talk about your next project

We understand that your project is unique: for this reason we offer the option to completely customize our technology just for you.
We also offer IT consultancy services for work that may be related to the core of our technology (as opposed to integration work for which we recommend contacting an integrator).

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. We will be glad to help you.

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