Precise 2D and 3D indoor location, tracking and navigation of
forklifts, AGVs, AMRs, robots, drones
based on computer vision vSLAM algorithms
Dragonfly is Onit’s cutting-edge computer vision indoor localization technology based on visual SLAM that provides accurate indoor position and orientation to forklifts, automated guided vehicles (AGV), autonomous mobile robots robots (AMR), robots, drones and any other moving vehicle and asset.
Dragonfly enables RTLS solutions for analytics, productivity and safety in GPS-denied environments like warehouses, production plants, factories etc.. in any industry vertical.
Dragonfly delivers the X-Y-Z coordinates and 3D orientation of any moving device with centimeter-level accuracy, by analyzing in real-time the video stream coming from a standard wide-angle camera connected to a small computing unit.
Dragonfly represents the state-of-the-art for indoor localization technologies at locations where GPS/GNSS cannot be used and it is much more competitive compared to other indoor localization technologies based on LiDAR, Ultra Wide Bandwidth, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth RSS.
Step 1 - One-time mapping
During the system setup phase the wide-angle camera sends the video feed of its surroundings to the computing unit. The computing unit takes care of extracting the features of the environment, in each of the frames, and creating a 3D map of the environment (which is geo-referenced using a DWG file of the area).
Step 2 - Localization
During its usage in production the wide-angle camera sends the real-time video feed of its surroundings to the computing unit. The computing unit extracts the features of the environment in each of the frames and compare them with those within the previously created 3D map of the environment.
This process allows Dragonfly to calculate at more than 30 Hz the X-Y-Z position and orientation in the 3D space of the camera (and thus of the mobile asset on which it is mounted).
Accurate indoor localization with Computer Vision
Forklifts tracking indoor at Modani Furniture warehouse United States
Indoor Localization technology inside a warehouse with Computer Vision
Real-time indoor localization of multiple autonomous robots in a retail environment
Dragonfly is an accurate indoor location system based on computer vision. The location is computed in real time using just an on board camera and a computing unit on board of the device to be tracked, thanks to our computer vision algorithm. Computer vision, odometry and artificial intelligence are used to create an accurate system, in order to deliver a precise location for multiple applications. It is an excellent solution for the precise indoor tracking of forklifts, AGV, AMR, robots and drones (in the 3D space).
For all these reasons, our customers worldwide consider Dragonfly to be the solution to their indoor location needs
Download the case studies and learn how Dragonfly is improving the operations of our customers!
Integration has never been easier. Dragonfly gives access to an application programming interface (API) that can be used to manage each Dragonfly instance running on board of the device that needs to be tracked, or on a local server. The API is extensively documented inside the Dragonfly Support site.
Dragonfly is a visual positioning system for ROS (Robot Operating System) and allows to integrate its accurate location into robots and drones. For this reason, we are open to develop ROS nodes upon request, to have a direct integration on-board. Contact us for more details
What are the hardware specifications required to use Dragonfly?
Dragonfly works on x64 architectures (and runs natively on Ubuntu 18/20/22 and Windows 10/11), and ARM64 architectures (like NVIDIA Jetson and Raspberry Pi devices). To achieve the maximum performance, it is recommended a computing unit equipped with a CPU with 4 physical cores @1.8 GHz and 8 GB of RAM. The camera must have a wide-angle lens that allows viewing of a wide area of the environment.
Can Dragonfly be used in any venue?
Yes. If in your environment the features that Dragonfly sees are lacking or are not distinctive enough, then fiducial markers should be added: they are inexpensive and Dragonfly specialists will advise where to place them. So, please feel free to contact us to analyze your project and requirements with one of our specialists.
Is Dragonfly open source?
No, Dragonfly is a commercial technology that can be integrated into custom applications.
WHAT IS THE ACCURACY OF DRAGONFLY?
Dragonfly can provide a centimeter-level accuracy. Read more about accuracy.
Should I create 3D maps for each moving asset?
No. The mapping should be done with only one of your moving assets, then this map is shared with the rest of the fleet.
Can I use Dragonfly to create 3D maps and models?
No, Dragonfly is meant to provide precise indoor location to forklifts, AGV, AMR, drones, robots and any other moving devices. The 3D map created with Dragonfly is not meant to be human intelligible (nor readable by any other software), because Dragonfly is not designed to deliver end-user 3D maps, but rather to provide the precise location of moving devices through space.
CAN I USE DRAGONFLY TO INCREASE THE SAFETY OF MY WAREHOUSE?
Yes, the positions returned by Dragonfly can be integrated into safety solutions and used, for example, to notify forklifts drivers of dangerous situations like vehicle to vehicle or vehicle to pedestrian collisions. Click here and contact us to know more!
I HAVE ALREADY A CAMERA ON BOARD OF the MOVING ASSETS TO BE TRACKED, CAN I USE IT?
Yes, Dragonfly leverages on any model of wide angles camera. So, if your moving device has already a fisheye camera on it, then you can use that camera.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS, CAN I SPEAK WITH A SPECIALIST?
Sure. Our team will be glad to help you. Therefore, click here to contact us and speak with a specialist.
CAN DRAGONFLY BE USED TO PERFORM INDOOR TRACKING OF DRONES?
Yes, Drone 3D positioning is possible with our indoor location system. Thus, drones can be used for inspections and maintenance tasks requiring a 3D accurate location.
Dragonfly is a flexible technology that can be adapted to multiple projects.
We understand that every project is unique and for this reason, you can connect with our team and explain your use case.
Contact us to today! We will be glad to analyze the best architecture for your needs.