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Rajant Robotics Grid July 14, 2020  |  Written by

Operating Robotics in the Air, Land and Sea

Autonomous robotic systems are changing the way dirty, dull, and dangerous tasks are performed on land, by air, and at sea. Their form factors and uses are quite diverse—from enabling situational awareness to automating hazardous processes—but they do share one thing in common.

All autonomous robotic platforms require continuous mobile connectivity over which to output real-time data and receive real-time input needed to perform their missions. If these links break, even momentarily, the robot stops running completely. That’s why they require Rajant Kinetic Mesh®—the network that is as mobile and autonomous as the robotics it enables.

Let’s take a closer look at how.

First, Kinetic Mesh networks can be deployed virtually anywhere. That’s because a land, air, or sea robot can become a network element, with Rajant’s lightweight BreadCrumbs® deployed directly on it. This enables the system to take communications with it as it moves long distances or through remote areas. It also makes machine-to-machine communications between drones and bots possible, so they can orchestrate actions.

For example, search and rescue drone swarms equipped with thermal imaging cameras can inform each other of what they are seeing and can use Kinetic Mesh’s high throughput to send multiple images back to the command center as a remote 3D-rendering.

Latency remains low, and mobile communications remain mission-critical because every BreadCrumb works peer-to-peer and holds multiple connections simultaneously. This gives the network high capacity, and Rajant’s InstaMesh® software continuously orchestrates traffic over the meshed connections via the fastest paths for real-time delivery.

InstaMesh can immediately sense if a path becomes blocked or unavailable, and will dynamically re-route communications to the next-best available link—all without outside intervention. The network’s ability to self-optimize with changing conditions ensures performance even when the robot is traveling at high speeds, without jitter or packet loss. What’s more, Kinetic Mesh can protect deployed robotic systems from a major threat—hackers—with military-grade network security features built into every BreadCrumb.

No matter their mission, Rajant enables a full range of autonomous robotic platforms in hard-to-network environments with unmatched mobility and reliability. This includes:

  • drones and drone swarms for aerial surveillance, search and rescue, or topographical mapping
  • ground robotics for perimeter monitoring or to replace physical security guards
  • bots for equipment inspections or public safety and HAZMAT bots
  • unmanned water vessels for ship scans and port and marina perimeter monitoring, and
  • bots used to support healthcare workers on the front lines.

Realizing the full potential of next-gen robotics is only possible with Kinetic Mesh. Click here to watch the video that illustrates how this is accomplished. 🖉

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