Solutions for Military
Delivering innovative solutions for Military
Our robots empower your team–offering mission-specific payloads that enable responders to multiply their drone capabilities by keeping drones in the air while our robots gather data on the ground.
Delivery of Customizable Sensor/Communications Payloads
Modern tactical and emergency response operations are characterized by the increasing use of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), remote sensors, and Mobile ad hoc Networks (MANET) for situational awareness and communications. Squishy Robotics provides the ability for these ground-based sensors to be autonomously deployed via airdrops from drones or other aerial vehicles, eliminating the need for a Warfighter to personally enter the scene to install these persistent sensors.
While parachutes are the conventional approach for airdrop operations and have no inherent faults, the process of removing the parachute on landing has historically been a manual task. Drones capable of carrying a third-party payload are often unable to approach and land at a target of interest due to obstructions (buildings) or the need for stealth. In both cases, the sensor must come to rest so that cameras are pointed horizontally and that antennas are pointed toward the sky.
Squishy Robotics rapidly develops a customized tensegrity capable of safely carrying the payload of interest. A tradespace between size, weight, impact mitigation, and cost is presented to the customer, and several systems for test and evaluation purposes can be constructed in a matter of weeks. A novel passive solution guarantees the correct orientation of the robot after landing.