WE LOVE KNOWLEDGE
We use resources to research different categories to gain knowledge for our many projects.
The technology behind drones is basically a flying robot consisting of a body, a power supply, computing, controllers, sensors (Proprioceptive, Exteroceptive and Exproprioceptive), actuators, software, loops and telecommunication systems. The risk of UAV and UAS technology is according to the US military low and is safer than manned planes during a 12 months of testing flights. The drone technology is fundamentally fascinating and we will see what these intelligent systems can do when they are allowed to demonstrate their worth and value.
Drone technology is not new. The first sight of UAV’s was in 1849 when Austria launched 200 balloons armed with bombs to bomb Venice. The drone development has since been heavily impacted by military usage, which has resulted in a negative association.
What is disruptive about drones is the new technological compositions, applications and how they solve challenges for industries. Drones are known for being useful when tasks are dull, dirty or dangerous according to Oxford University.
Robots all have some kind of mechanical construction, a frame, form or shape designed to achieve a particular task. Form follows function. Robots also have electrical components which power and control the machinery, travelling through a wire and originate from a battery, a basic electrical circuit. All robots contain some level of computer programming code. A program is how a robot decides when or how to do something. There are three different types of robotic programs: remote control, artificial intelligence and hybrid. Today, robots appear in many different forms as autonomous systems, self driving vehicles, biomimetic robots, industrial robots, domestic robots, medical robots, military robots, space robots, swarm robots, swimming robots and humanoids.
The history of robots has its origins on the ancient world. In the 4th century BC, Greece created the first robot "The Pigeon", China assembled in the 3rd century BC a human-shaped mechanical figure and Egypt made “The Clepsydra” in 250 BC. Many other inventions have followed but the Industrial Revolution allowed for the use of complex mechanics combined with the introduction of electricity. The term "robot]" was first used to denote fictional automata in the 1921 play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) by the Czech writer, Karel Čapek.
Knowledge representation and knowledge engineering are central to AI, because a lot of the problems machines have solve requires extensive knowledge about the world. Machine perception is the ability to use input from sensors (such as cameras, microphones, tactile sensors, sonar and others more exotic) to deduce aspects of the world. AI needs to represent objects, properties, categories and relations between objects; situations, events, states and time; causes and effects; knowledge about knowledge; and many other, less well researched areas.
The history of artificial intelligence began, like robots and drones, a long time ago. In the antiquity period, myths, stories and rumors of artificial beings endowed with intelligence or consciousness by master craftsmen, so AI began with "an ancient wish to forge the gods". Modern AI was planted by classical philosophers who tried to describe the process of human thinking as the mechanical manipulation of symbols, which culminated in the invention of the programmable digital computer in the 1940s, a machine based on the abstract essence of mathematical reasoning.
We are researching energy and different ways of creating it. Energy impacts all our projects so we are trying to find creative ways of solving it.
We are researching sustainability and how to produce and manage technology in the most sustainable way to avoid impacting the world in a negative direction.
We are researching how to manage thrust and propulsion best and most controlled which is relevant for many of our hardware projects.
We are researching how to create technology that works in most environments including air, water, ground in both warm and cold environments.
We are researching materials to innovate the way we develop technologies like drones and robots. Materials impact many of the other research areas.
We are researching control heavily since the current controls systems available are not compatible with what we are creating.