DragonFly

Precise 3D location for mobile robots and drones using a standard camera

Dragonfly is a visual positioning system that provides autonomous mobile robots and drones with precise location in 3D using a standard camera. Applying patented simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), Dragonfly uses video from the equipment's camera to deliver highly accurate location. Dragonfly technology provides an alternative to LIDAR and ultra wide-band (UWB) for the indoor positioning and navigation of all Automated Guided Vehicles (AVGs).

Dragonfly is a visual positioning system that provides autonomous mobile robots and drones with precise location in 3D using a standard camera. Applying patented simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), Dragonfly uses video from the equipment's camera to deliver highly accurate location. Dragonfly technology provides an alternative to LIDAR and ultra wide-band (UWB) for the indoor positioning and navigation of all Automated Guided Vehicles (AVGs).
How it can be used

Sample applications

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  • Warehouse management: Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and automated guided vehicles (AGV) get their location and navigate indoors. Equipment indoor tracking is also enabled.
  • Warehouse management: Tracking the location of mobile robots and lift trucks enables automating inventory management, as items are placed on racks.
  • Warehouse management: Forklift location tracking facilitates accident prevention and enables fleet management.
  • Security: Autonomous mobile robots patrolling premises can issue alerts and record video annotated by accurate location, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Retail: Autonomous mobile robots assist customers in large stores, guiding them to items and services throughout the venue with knowledge provided by accurate "indoor GPS".
  • Various industries: 3D indoor location and navigation by drones enables inspections and tasks requiring visual identification. Drone tracking indoors is also enabled.
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Features

  • Cameras: either monocular o stereo camera is the only sensor required. The camera’s video enables Dragonfly to build a 3D model of the venue and locate the device in it
  • Software: Location is computed by Dragonfly software, which may reside either on the client or on a local server
  • Location Provided as latitude, longitude and altitude (off the floor)
  • Accuracy location accuracy within an inch when properly calibrated.

Components

  • Mobile equipment such as autonomous mobile robots or drones equipped with monocular or stereo cameras

  • Visual Markers required for initial system calibration

  • Modular software may run client-side or on a local server

  • Dashboard for site management

  • API and SDK for custom development and integration




Setup

Getting started

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  • 1
    Perform Site Setup.
    • Upload detailed floor plans and/or maps of the venue via the Dashboard, and align them with the satellite image of the venue
    • Select the locations where Visual Markers will be installed. Markers are needed for map calibration.
    • Generate and print required Visual Marker images
    • Place Marker images at the pre-selected locations
  • 2
    Install and configure Dragonfly software on the equipment
  • 3
    Integrate Dragonfly with custom application using API or SDK