Tracking the future of autonomous flight
Basic drone autonomy is already here, but the next generation of autonomous quadcopters requires a higher degree of situational awareness and decision-making skills, not least to interact with other drones and with humans. This requires development tools that offer accurate and reliable real-time 6DOF positioning data.
Our motion capture systems are scalable, portable, weather resistant and equally at home outdoors as in a controlled environment. Active marker technology allows for long-distance tracking within large volumes. Latency is low and accuracy high. Qualisys systems also come backed with decades of experience of close co-operation with engineers and researchers in highly demanding applications.
Developing humanoid robots
Autonomous humanoid robots need to combine utility with an illusion of humanity. Since humans are experts on humans, every detail and nuance in robot movement matter. And of course, safety is a major concern.
Human biomechanics research is in our DNA, which is why Qualisys systems excel within the humanoid robotics field. Use our proven technology to monitor movement with ultra-high resolution, in real time and in perfect sync, or to track actual human motion to develop motion algorithms for robots. Scalable, rugged systems adapt to your needs and will go wherever your robot goes.
The gold standard for autonomous vehicle assessment
In autonomous vehicle development, one concern overrides all – safety. Real-time positioning data is crucial when developing algorithms for safe precision maneuvering, especially where the vehicle has to rely on internal sensors, e.g. in a parking garage.
Qualisys motion capture systems provide the most reliable non-contact positioning reference available, a gold standard for assessing the accuracy of a vehicle’s internal sensors. Benefits include low latency, scalability and portability as well as large area coverage – up to 100 x 100 m. Additionally, our systems are the only 100% weather-proof motion capture systems available, ensuring accurate results even in difficult conditions.
The only underwater option
Subaquatic autonomous drones provide remote presence without the complication and cost of keeping a human alive in a hostile environment. This makes them highly useful for a wide range of applications. However, developing and testing underwater drone control algorithms can be challenging, not least in terms of monitoring vehicle movements. The solution is 6DOF motion capture.
Currently, Qualisys systems are the only game in town. Our motion capture technology is the only one capable of operating at a depth of several tens of meters under water.