Aire Self-Flying Home Robotic Assistant

Aire drone claims itself as ‘a safe flying robot that lives in your home’. In other words, it is a robotic assistant with autonomous flight.

The advanced flight control system enables Aire to fly upright smoothly and avoid obstacles. It has multi-camera and sonar sensors all around. With that Aire can locate itself easily. There is also a 3D depth camera for more obstacle avoidance. You do not need to worry about your Aire flying indoors. Aire is smart enough to go around without crashing into lamps or your pet. Aire can even navigate itself between multiple floors. Whispertech™ quiet flight technology makes Aire work in a nice noise level when working around you.

Combined with the premium flying ability, Aire can realize many interesting functions. You can check your home security full coverage. Aire can send alert and at the same time travel to any room to check the situation. You can live monitoring your home through it. This can be also used as a virtual visit way. So you can check and communicate with your family anytime. Work with IFTTT, Aire can turn on the lights when the room is getting dark. Aire can even navigate itself to its dock for charging at a low battery.

Aire is easy to interact through voice and action. Work with Alexa, Aire can accept voice command to prompt any skill. For example, you can tell Aire to take a picture of you. At the same time, you can move Aire to any position you want by hand for taking the photo. After that, Aire can continue fly without disturbing.

The beta model will release September next year. The final Aire product will retail for $1,499 in December 2018. Now you can get the Kickstarter price for $749 (www.kickstarter.com) if you’re willing to put your money down right now. Now the pledge goal has been completed. We can expect Aire to come out.

Click here to see videos about how the robot work.

SPECS

DESIGN AND SOFTWARE

Robot Main Chassis: 12″ x 12″ x 13″ and 12″ x 12″ x 16″ including top/bottom padding.

Robot Weight: 3.5 pounds

Charging Dock Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 24″

Charging Dock Weight: 7 pounds

Propulsion: Internal ducted fan arrangement

Noise Frequency Shaping: Mechanical fan (propeller) mounted within a cylindrical shroud or duct.

Mobile Application: Compatible with iOS and Android devices

Skill Updates: Over the air updates with the latest integrations.

 

HARDWARE AND SENSOR

 

Main Processor: Nvidia Tegra X1 (1 TFLOP/s) with powerful Nvidia Maxwell™ architecture, 256 GPU cores, multi-core 64-bit CPUs, unbeatable 4K video capabilities, and more power-efficient performance.

Flight Controller: ARM Cortex-M4 with DSP

GPU: NVIDIA Maxwell 256-core GPU DX-12, OpenGL 4.5, NVIDIA CUDA®, OpenGL ES 3.1, AEP and Vulkan

CPU: 4 CPU-cores, 64-bit ARM® CPU 4x A57 2MB L2 Video — H.265, VP9 4K 60 fps Video 4k H.265, 4k VP9, 4k H.264

Battery: 6s, 14.8V

Flight time: 8 minutes (typical) Speed: 1-2 meter per second

Charge time: 30 minutes from empty

Connectivity: 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth

Main Camera Sensor: 4K

IMU Sensors: (2) accelerometers, (2) gyroscopes, (2) magnetometers

Localization Sensors: (3) cameras and (6) sonar

Obstacle Avoidance Sensors: (1) 3D depth camera and (6) sonar sensors

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