What is the most famous iRobot? Their “smart” vacuum cleaners, of course. These robotic devices have become the hallmark of this company.
Only a few know that the developers are engaged in production of equipment for the American military. The company supplies the United States defense department bots capable of neutralizing bombs and conduct reconnaissance.
The number of such mechanisms in the arsenals of the Pentagon’s growing. To facilitate the management, was created a universal platform uPoint Multi-Robot Control. Special devaysa to run it does not require – you can use any tablet with Android “on board.”
For what purpose was invented MRC? To simplify and standardize the control apparatus. Time passed analog instruments. iRobot offers a modern touch interface, intuitive to everyone.
Software will give soldiers the opportunity to remotely manipulate the equipment, set the motion path (or use the proposed AI), indicate the purpose robots, as well as to adjust course using a virtual joystick. Like a computer game.
Still unable uPoint full operation in the group, the transfer of the information gathered in the “cloud”, the remote firmware update and more.
Communication with its platform – Robot Radio. The network brings together observers, operators and machines. Ensuring users high reliability, decent protection and automatic selection of available frequencies.
Testing Multi-Robot Control has already begun. Full release will take place in Q2 2015.