RDARS selects ModalAI’s platform for its drone and commences drone production
by CM Staff
The VOXL2 ecosystem represents a flight stack for autonomous drones and will provide the advanced capabilities RDARS is building into its Eagle Eye drone.
TORONTO — RDARS Inc., an autonomous robotics and drone technology company developing autonomous drone and robotic systems for alarm system augmentation and surveillance, announces that it has selected ModalAI’s VOXL2 platform as a key component for its Eagle Eye drone. The VOXL2 ecosystem represents a flight stack for autonomous drones and will provide the advanced capabilities RDARS is building into its Eagle Eye drone in order to meet Transport Canada’s Beyond Visual Line of Sight requirements.
The VOXL2 platform is BlueUAS Framework compliant, allowing RDARS to more easily comply with the United States’ Department of Defense standard. “ModalAI has merged an advanced Qualcomm system-on-chip with the ease of use of the PX4 Autopilot. VOXL2 expands on this further through the integration of components and weight reduction,” said Jason Braverman, Chief Technology Officer of the Company. “VOXL2 is an extraordinary piece of technology, with its extremely low weight of 16 grams, and the ability to power 6 onboard cameras and a suite of other systems with ease. ModalAI gives RDARS a powerful and simpler path forward,” Jason added.
“We are excited about utilizing this powerhouse of advanced technology, which will allow us to introduce solutions into our Eagle Eye drone and Eagle Watch software that are ahead of the industry and times. We have built in features such as 360-degree visual observation from the drone during flight times that provides the pilot complete situation awareness and can mitigate risks in a BVLOS flight mission. We believe this will be the future of drone flights in a BVLOS environment and may become a regulatory requirement in the near future which RDARS will be well prepared for. We are excited that our work with ModalAI provides for and supports our solutions today, ahead of industry standards that are struggling with risk mitigation for BVLOS flights,” said Charles Zwebner, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We are forging ahead and are proud of our technology team leading the way with breakthrough technology,” added Charles.