DRAGONFLY

Precise 3D location for robots, drones, AGV and Forklifts using standard cameras and SLAM

Dragonfly Visual Positioning System is a Visual SLAM that provides accurate indoor location to robots, drones, AGV, Forklifts and other vehicles, in GPS-denied environments, using a standard camera.

Dragonfly’s patented technology uses simultaneous localization and mapping (visual SLAM) technology to deliver indoor and outdoor location with centimeter accuracy, by analyzing in real time the video stream coming from an on-board camera.

Therefore, Dragonfly is a cheap alternative to LiDAR and UWB, and offers an high ROI. As a result, it can be used for precise indoor positioning and navigation of robots, automated guided vehicles, AGVs and drones, or to perform forklifts tracking inside warehouses.

Dragonfly Visual Positioning System provides accurate indoor location to robots, drones and forklifts in GPS-denied environments, using a standard camera.


Dragonfly’s patented technology uses simultaneous localization and mapping (visual SLAM) technology to deliver indoor and outdoor location with centimeter accuracy.

Dragonfly analyzes in real time the video stream coming from an on-board camera.

Dragonfly is a cheap alternative to LiDAR and UWB, and can be used for precise indoor positioning and navigation of robots, automated guided vehicles, AGVs and drones, or to perform forklifts tracking inside warehouses.

DRAGONFLY STREAMER

Dragonfly Streamer is the easiest way to test and use Dragonfly. It is a small device that you can install on board of your vehicle, robot, drone or forklift.

With Dragonfly Streamer you can get the location of your device in just 4 minutes.

Buy it now, test it, and if you are not happy return it in 30 days for a full refund.

Dragonfly Streamer is the best and fastest way to install and test Dragonfly. However, it is not the only option: Dragonfly can leverage the existing hardware on board, including the camera.
Read more about the available options...

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DRAGONFLY FEATURES

Real time 3D navigation

5 cm accuracy

Venue recognition and re-location

No internet connection required

Dragonfly’s accurate indoor location system is a visual 3D positioning/location system based on 
Visual SLAM.

The Location is computed in real time using just an on board camera, thanks to our proprietary patented SLAM algorithms. Computer vision, odometry and artificial intelligence are used to create an accurate SLAM system, in order to deliver a precise location for multiple applications. It is an excellent SLAM for Drones and Robots and a precise tracking system for AGV and Forklifts. In particular, Dragonfly enables SLAM Navigation in 3D.

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WHY DRAGONFLY CAN BE THE SOLUTION TO YOUR LOCATION PROBLEMS?

Dragonfly is an exceptionally flexible technology for precise positioning.

Alternative to Lidar and UWB

Accurate indoor positioning and location of drones, robots and vehicles. It is the best SLAM system for Drones and Robots.

No Hardware Infrastructure

No receivers, no antennas, no "nodes". Nothing has to be deployed through the venue. As a consequence, Dragonfly is a super flexible technology for indoor SLAM and positioning.

Easy setup in just
minutes

No tech skills required, no difficult instructions. As a result, Dragonfly can be installed and configured in a few minutes.

Just one On Board camera required

Dragonfly does not need specific hardware, IMU, no sensor fusion, LiDAR, magnetic stripes, QR codes... Therefore its ROI is typically higher than other technologies.

On the Cloud
or Offline

No internet connection needed. As a result, Dragonfly can run on board the device/robot/drone/forklift, on Accuware's cloud server, or on an on-premise server, completely offline.

Cost Effective
High ROI

Since Dragonfly allows you to optimize your operations, it increase the productivity and effectiveness of vehicle management.

For all these reasons, our customers consider Dragonfly
to be the solution to their location problems.

ON THE CLOUD OR OFFLINE?

Dragonfly can work on our cloud, on a local on-premise server or directly on board of the device. In other words, it comes with multiple architectures to address all your needs.

Let us help you pick the best option.

Cloud installations currently active: 51
23%
Local Server installations currently active: 62
28%
On Board Processing installations currently active: 109
49%

Cloud

Easy to setup.
No maintenance required.
Monthly or annual fee.
Internet connection required.

Local Server

Easy to setup.
Computation on an on-premise server.
One time fees.
Local WLAN connection required.

On Board Processing

Computation on board of the device.
One time fees.
No Internet or local connection needed.

USE CASES AND APPLICATIONS

How can Dragonfly be used? What are the most common use cases?

Forklift Tracking:

Forklift location tracking facilitates collision avoidance and enables fleet management. Therefore, it helps to optimize operations and productivity. Furthermore, our tools allows customers to monitor the effectiveness of their forklifts.
Read more about this use case...

Logistics Automation:

Tracking and locating autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and automated guided vehicles (AGV) to allow indoor navigation. As a consequence, equipment tracking indoors is also enabled.

Autonomous Robots:

Autonomous self-driven robots, often used in retail and healthcare, can navigate indoors and outdoors using Dragonfly’s centimeter precision location technology and allowing remote monitoring of their position in real time. Dragonfly is a SLAM for ROS technology, as we provide ROS (Robot Operating System) nodes for integration.

Warehouse management:

Tracking the location of mobile robots and lift trucks enables automating inventory management, as items are placed on racks. As a result, warehouse management can be significantly improved.

SLAM for Drones

Drone 3D positioning and tracking is also possible with this indoor SLAM system.
As a consequence, Drones can be used for inspections and tasks requiring visual identification.

Your Project:

Dragonfly is a flexible technology that can be adapted to multiple projects: for this reason, you can connect with our team and explain your use case. We will be glad to analyze the best architecture for you.

DISCOVER

Features and functionalities

Modular Architecture:

Dragonfly SLAM engine can run locally on board of the device or on a remote server, thus giving you all the flexibility you need.

Location:

Dragonfly is a 3D SLAM System: so, the location is provided as 6-DOF (metric x,y,z, + yaw, pitch, roll). Moreover, WSG-84 coordinates are available: latitude, longitude and altitude (in meters, off the floor).

Accuracy

Dragonfly can provide centimeter level location accuracy. As a result it can be used for precise SLAM Navigation in 3D and is a perfect SLAM system for Drones, Robots, AGV and for forklift tracking.

COMPONENTS

NO EXTERNAL SENSORS, HARDWARE, ANTENNAS HAVE TO BE INSTALLED, BECAUSE AN ON BOARD CAMERA (MONOCULAR OR STEREO) IS THE ONLY REQUIRED SENSOR TO USE DRAGONFLY.

DRAGONFLY CAN RUN CLIENT-SIDE, ON BOARD OF THE DEVICE, OR ON A SERVER, CLOUD OR LOCAL. AS A RESULT, YOU CAN PICK THE BEST ARCHITECTURE FOR YOUR NEEDS.

A DASHBOARD IS PROVIDED TO MANAGE THE DEVICES. IN ADDITION, YOU CAN TRACK THEM IN REAL TIME AND ACCESS HISTORICAL ANALYTICS.

WE PROVIDE API FOR DEVELOPERS AND RAW DATA. MOREOVER, CUSTOM ROS INTEGRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

DASHBOARD

Features and functionalities

Track the real time location of devices

Add a floor plan to see the location on a real blueprint

View historical paths, heatmaps, spaghetti diagrams

KPI: Average Speed, Traveled Distance, Time in use/not moving, Operating hours and more

FOR DEVELOPERS

API and raw data

API

Dragonfly gives access to an indoor positioning location library and API that can be implemented to achieve centimeter accuracy, indoors and outdoors.

6-DOF, x,y,z and WSG-84 Location
The output of this 3D positioning system is provided to developers as

  • latitude, longitude (WSG-84) + altitude from the floor in meters,
  • x, y, z Cartesian coordinates, where x, y and z measure the distance from the origin (0, 0, 0) in meters + orientation (Yaw, pitch, roll), 6-DOF.

SLAM for Robots and Drones: a Visual SLAM for ROS

Dragonfly can be integrated with ROS (Robot Operating System): for this reason, our team provides ROS nodes upon request to have a direct integration on-board.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Testimonials from real customers

5/5
Incredibly helpful technology. Most intelligent customer service experience I’ve ever had.
Samir K.
CTO AT *********
5/5
With Dragonfly we are now able to locate and track hundreds of forklifts across 28 warehouses in the USA. The ROI generated is way higher than our expectations, since we have been able to optimize the routes, picking processes and aisle management.
Mark A.
CEO at H******
4.5/5
A wonderful Support team and a very useful product, very well structured.
George K.
Director of Robot Integrations
4.5/5
The team has been very supportive and the installation is fairly simple. We hope to keep moving ahead with you and the approach you suggested supports that. Again, we appreciate the continued support and direction as we work through our proof of concept and pilot phases.
Tim W.
CTO AT ***********

FAQ

We know you have questions: here some answers.

Is Dragonfly open source?

No, Dragonfly is a commercial technology that offers API to be integrated into custom applications. However, at Accuware we are open to customize Dragonfly to provide a unique version to address your requirements. Contact us to speak about the business models available.

Can I use Dragonfly to track the precise location through unknown environments?

Yes, Dragonfly can work inside unknown spaces. So, please feel free to Contact us to analyze your project and requirements with one of our specialists.

Can I use Dragonfly to create 3D maps and models?

Dragonfly is meant to provide precise indoor location to vehicles, drones, robots… It creates a 3D map, however it is not meant to be human intelligible, because Dragonfly is not designed to deliver end-user 3D maps, but rather to provide the precise location of a moving device through space.

How can I integrate Dragonfly?

Dragonfly comes as a JAVA application for Linux and Mac OS that exposes API for custom integration. All the API is extensively documented, and our team is open to discuss custom development on different Operating Systems and in different programming languages, therefore please contact us to analyze your project together.

WHAT IS THE ACCURACY OF DRAGONFLY?

Dragonfly can provide a centimeter accuracy. Read more about accuracy.

Can I use Dragonfly with ROS?

Yes, Dragonfly can be integrated with ROS and our R&D team can create a ROS version of Dragonfly as well. Contact us for more details.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO USE DRAGONFLY?

Dragonfly can run on our servers, using the Dragonfly Streamer, or on a local machine/computer. It is compatible with Linux and MacOS systems, and requires at least a quad-core CPU + 16 GB of RAM. Click here to check the list of requirements.

How much does Dragonfly cost?

The price of Dragonfly depends on several factors. For instance, yhe cloud based version starts at 79 USD/month/device, plus the hardware cost. Click here to explore the prices.

I HAVE A CAMERA ON BOARD OF THE ROBOT/DRONE ALREADY, SHALL I USE THE DRAGONFLY STREAMER?

No, in this case you can leverage the existing camera, usually. Read more about the requirements to use Dragonfly using the existing hardware.

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.

Do you want to quickly test Dragonfly?

Try the Dragonfly demo app on your phone or through your browser

Let's talk about your next project

We understand that your project is unique: for this reason we offer the option to completely customize our technology just for you.
We also offer IT consultancy services for work that may be related to the core of our technology (as opposed to integration work for which we recommend contacting an integrator).

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs. We will be glad to help you.

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