Drone Startups part 4: Garuda Robotics
Although only five months young, dronologista blog has grown and needs a new attire.
As of 1st of September, dronologista.com moves to a new hosting, new address and slightly changes the appearance . Content will remain the same, and dronologista will continue to provide information about non-military drones only.
In every drone startups post up to now, dronologista presented US based companies. That reflects the fact that majority of the drone industry and drone interest comes from the US (more than 50% – all three 😉 of the visitors of this blog as well). But UAVs are global phenomenon, and the development in this domain is happening around the world. To support that, in this post, dronologista presents a Singapore based startup, Garuda Robotics.
Targeting primarily enterprises that are using a fleet of drones for surveillance, inspection, agriculture or logistics, Garuda Robotics offers both hardware (autonomous drones) and software (basically drone fleet management system).
The software called Garuda Cloud consists of:
- dashboard – status of drone fleet and history of missions
- multi mode flight path generator – creates flight path by selecting starting point, finishing point and waypoints in between
- cloud storage – for creating, editing and saving mission packages
- flight simulator – enables drone’s eye view from along the actual flight path
Garuda Cloud also features point and click user interface and enables a seamless transition from autonomous to semi-autonomous mode of flight and back.
What makes this platform interesting is that it allows developers to create their own add-ons extending the basic functionality provided by the company. Also, there is a possibility to connect Garuda Cloud to existing hardware and software systems.
Garuda Robotics mission is to build internet of things, where drones are used as carriers for all physical matter. This all sounds very ambitious, and how it will be converted into reality, remains to be seen in months and years to come.
Dronologista will bring you an update on this story as soon as it happens.
Logo is courtesy of Garuda Robotics.