Dragonfly

Precise 3D location for robots and drones using standard cameras

Dragonfly Visual Positioning System provides accurate indoor location to robots and drones, using a standard camera.
Dragonfly's patented technology uses simultaneous localization and mapping (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 indoor positioning and navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or to perform forklifts tracking inside warehouses.

Dragonfly Visual Positioning System provides accurate indoor location to robots and drones, using a standard camera.
Dragonfly's patented technology uses simultaneous localization and mapping (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 indoor positioning and navigation of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or to perform forklifts tracking inside warehouses.
How it can be used

Sample applications

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  • 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.
  • Forklift Tracking: Forklift location tracking facilitates accident prevention and enables fleet management.
  • 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.
  • Various industries: Drones 3D indoor location and navigation enables inspections and tasks requiring visual identification. Drone positioning and tracking indoors is also possible.
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Features

  • Cameras: An on-board camera, monocular or stereo, is the only required sensor to use Dragonfly visual positioning system.
  • Software: Precise and accuware indoor location is computed by Dragonfly software. Dragonfly SLAM engine can run locally on board of the device or on a remote server.
  • Location Provided as latitude, longitude and altitude (off the floor). Centimeter-level indoor location is provided as WSG-84 (latitude, longitude) + altitude off the floor, or as X, Y, Z Cartesian coordinates.
  • Accuracy Dragonfly can provide location accuracy within a few centimeters when properly calibrated.

Components

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

  • Visual Markers are required for the initial system calibration

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

  • API and SDK for custom development and integration

System Architecture and Features

How it works

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Dragonfly is a visual 3D positioning/location system based on Computer Vision SLAM. It is a valid alternative to LiDAR and Ultra Wide Band for accurate indoor positioning and location of drones, robots and vehicles. This robot and drones positioning system is based on a patented proprietary technology that uses computer vision and odometry to create an accurate SLAM system.

Dragonfly gives access to an indoor positioning location library (SDK) that can be implemented to achieve centimeter accuracy, indoors and outdoors, by using just an on-board camera. Dragonfly supports both Mono and Stereo cameras, and it is possible to run the SLAM location engine on board of the device or on a remote server (local or cloud). The output of this 3D positioning system is provided to developers as latitude, longitude (WSG-84) + altitude, or as x, y, z Cartesian coordinates.

Dragonfly's accurate indoor location system is based on venue and place recognition, and its unique algorithm navigates and creates a 3D map in real time, which can be shared among different devices. In order to achieve the best level of accuracy, and to get a precise location, Dragonfly comes with a camera calibration tool that allows the configuration of the on-board camera with a simple procedure that does not require specific skills.

We provide also a Dragonfly mobile app for Android that can be used to test the SLAM positioning system and to evaluate this accurate indoor location system.

We are a technology provider company, and we look for cooperation with OEM and software development companies: contact us if you would like to get more information about Dragonfly and if you plan to integrate this SLAM technology.