'Innervating' smaller, smarter, safer...and bluer robots and drones

Oct. 12, 2022
A reliable communications radio is essential for a robot to send and receive accurate, low latency high bandwidth data in real-time, Col. (Ret.) Dawn Zoldi, USAF, writes for AUVSI.

ARLINGTON, Va. - To Innervate means to “put the nerves into” something. In humans, nerves are a key part of the nervous system, which also includes the brain and spinal cord. This system has three overlapping functions: sensory input (receiving information, processing and interpreting it), integration (extracting information and sending it out for an appropriate response), and motor output (initiating a response), Col. (Ret.) Dawn Zoldi, USAF, writes for AUVSIContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

12 October 2022 - Col. Zoldi writes that "ModalAI’s VOXL 2, when integrated with Doodle Labs’ Smart Radios, provides end-to-end innervation for uncrewed aircraft vehicles (UAVs) or drones, uncrewed ground vehicles (UGVs), autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and other mobile robotics. A recent collaboration between these two Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Blue UAS Framework companies has accelerated the development of smaller, smarter, and safer… and Bluer drones."

Col. Zoldi also notes that "An integrated solution that combines VOXL 2 with the Helix Smart Radio provides the best of all worlds to developers - especially those desiring their platforms to stay NDAA-compliant. This powerful combination of cyber-secure and trusted technology provides developers with the simplification and consolidation they need. Integrating this proven tech into hardware solutions will accelerate development timelines to bring the smallest, smartest, safest and Bluest drones to market sooner."

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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