For seamless orchestration of autonomous robotics
We are utilising our software platform to help businesses and industries make the most of autonomous robotics applications, paving the way for a better future
AREAS OF FOCUS
Our technology is solving the major problems that the world currently has: a quest for sustainability, a need for better security, and a more reliable supply chain
In Europe’s second-largest port, Unmanned Life and AWS, collaborated to create an advanced enterprise-level application. The process involved launching a swarm of drones for autonomous missions around the port using 5G technology for responsive command and control. Real-time video was streamed over a dedicated 5G network and analyzed using AWS Snowball for instant person-detection, triggering security breach alarms when necessary.
Unmanned Life is successfully demonstrating the orchestration and autonomous deployment of a fleet of hybrid robots. The platform seamlessly launches a FrankaEmikaPanda robotic arm, a MIR 100 Autonomous Mobile Robot, and a ModalAI drone to work as a collaborative team in a package delivery application. This is a big step in showing the power of the platform to solve the ever-increasing fragmentation of robotics in the industry.
To enable end-to-end reforestation, our autonomous applications for mapping and monitoring were tested in Canada’s remote forests, using a drone fleet with real-time command and control via Starlink-backed mobile networks. The photographic data captured by the drones was then visualised by a third-party GIS system for analysis.. This ground-breaking Beyond Visual Line of Sight deployment supports climate change mitigation and sustainability via drone technology.
Smart Factory Orchestration
The network application developed as part of this project provides a flexible, scalable approach to using 5G in logistics and manufacturing processes, with Unmanned Life focusing on network information around localisation using 5G cells. This landmark project highlights the importance of 5G in the industrial sector, showcasing the future of logistics and manufacturing where robots operate in real-time, leveraging 5G’s high speed and low latency.
UAVs Connectivity Extension
Extending connectivity through UAVs is applicable across a variety of scenarios in both private and public environments, from enterprise facilities to disaster relief efforts. 5G!Drones was a European initiative, where Unmanned Life had the responsibility of demonstrating the autonomous deployment and orchestration of drones, with dedicated payloads to extend 5G network connectivity in a congested environment.
Urban Air Mobility
GOF 2.0, a top European drone R&D project brings together key industry players, with our role involving creating interfaces and mechanisms for injecting simulated manned and unmanned flight data into GOF 2.0 systems. The aim is to showcase the benefits of autonomous flights and their integration with Unmanned Traffic Management systems, ultimately leading to safer, more efficient regulations for autonomous flights across Europe.
Drone Fleet Cell Tower Inspections
This project demonstrated the use of drones for cell tower inspections, enhancing safety, speed, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional manual methods. Unmanned Life’s platform orchestrated the drone mission, capturing high-definition photos via 4G LTE. The acquired data was then shared with 3rd party platform to generate a digital twin of the towers, emphasizing the advantages of automation, drone-based data acquisition, and seamless third-party AI integration.
Indoor Inventory Management
Unmanned Life introduced a compact drone inventory management demonstration for indoor environments. The drone identifies boxes, reads QR codes, and generates a map of goods and their positions. The demonstration showed the power of edge computing in offboarding processing power to reduce drone weight, increase flight times, and optimise efficiency, whilst highlighting the potential for deploying scalable fleets of drones.
Drone Fleet Search & Rescue
The firefighters of Vienna were seeking an automated solution that would help strengthen responses to emergencies on the Danube River. Demonstrating Unmanned Life’s application for emergency response, the platform orchestrated two scouting drones to search a section of the river, overlaid with AI detection to flag an individual in distress, before a third drone then autonomously launched to that location to deploy a rescue payload.
Security and Asset Tracking
How effective are autonomous drones in port environments? The 5G Logistics project at Bristol Port, UK leveraged Unmanned Life’s drone system, private 5G, and edge computing to test exactly that. The autonomous drones were successfully used for perimeter monitoring, intruder detection, and as an automatic response mechanism to unauthorised activities around containers in the port, providing situational awareness of ongoing situations.
Autonomous Drone Surveillance
TELUS and Unmanned Life deployed two 5G-enabled drones with thermal imaging for autonomous surveillance missions, whilst operating as a swarm. The platform was integrated into a video-aggregation tool to securely store and process the feed, alongside AI-driven person-detection technology operating in the background. All critical data was relayed to the control center over the cellular network, ensuring the operator would be able to take action.
Drones Surveillance & Inspection
Telefonica is deploying Unmanned Life’s autonomous drone system at their headquarters in Madrid to automate security rounds. Leveraging 5G connectivity for real-time surveillance, the solution is deployed and viewed from the central command in real-time, and AI for person detection is used to autonomously detect intrusions. Telefonica is also actively using the solution to inspect solar panels on the rooftop using thermal imaging capabilities.
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