DragonFly

Precise indoor 3-D location for mobile robots and drones

Dragonfly is a visual positioning system (VPS) that provides autonomous mobile robots and drones with precise location in 3 dimensions. Applying patented simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), Dragonfly uses video from the equipment's camera to deliver highly accurate location. Dragonfly technology provides a clear alternative to ultra wide-band (UWB) and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) for indoor positioning
by autonomous robots and drones.

Dragonfly is a visual positioning system (VPS) that provides autonomous mobile robots and drones with precise location in 3 dimensions. Applying patented simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), Dragonfly uses video from the equipment's camera to deliver highly accurate location. Dragonfly technology provides a clear alternative to ultra wide-band (UWB) and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) for indoor positioning
by autonomous robots and drones.
How it can be used

Sample applications

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  • Various industries: 3D indoor location and navigation by drones enables inspections and tasks requiring visual identification. Drone tracking indoors is also enabled.
  • Warehouse management: Autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and autonomous guided vehicles (AGV) get their location and navigate indoors. AGV and robot 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".
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Features

  • Software: Location is computed by Dragonfly software residing either client or server side
  • Integration: Provided through REST API
  • Location Provided as latitude, longitude and altitude (off the floor)
  • Accuracy location accuracy within a couple of inches
  • SLAM Locations determined by simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)

Components

  • Dashboard for site management

  • Modular software may operate client or server side

  • Autonomous mobile robots or drones
    equipped with video cameras




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 Dragonfly software on camera-equipped mobile equipment
  • 3
    Configure client-side software using site credentials
  • 4
    Run software to verify location accuracy