Asylon wins million dollar contract to provide custom robotics solution for US Space Force


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Automated robotics security provider Asylon has recently been awarded a $1.2M Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by AFWERX.

The contract will see the company’s DogHouse solution transition from an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) recharging platform to a battery swapping solution.

Asylon will be supporting the 6th Space Warning Squadron (6 SWS) at Joint Base Cape Cod with the development to enable more continuous security operations.

This effort will integrate Asylon’s patented DroneHome battery swapping technology, originally created to enable the automated swapping of batteries for small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAS), into Asylon’s existing recharging Doghouse to create a battery replacement/swap station for UGVs.

The purpose of this effort is to develop and test the ability to rapidly re-power quadruped UGV (Q-UGV) assets to maintain high tempo perimeter security operations for deterrence and real time intelligence.

Adam Mohamed, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Asylon said: “Asylon was founded on the premise that automating the infrastructure for robots is crucial to robots being effective and adopted at scale.

“We started by developing a battery-swapping station that automated the entire backend of operations for drones. My co-founders and I come from the aerospace and defense space focusing on delivering a holistic platform that meets the customer’s needs, and do so repeatedly and reliably.

“From a technology perspective, developing a reliable ground robotics version of our DroneHome battery swapping station will put Asylon in the unique position of the first to have developed automated battery swapping stations for both air and ground robots.

“We are excited to be partnering once again with the Space Force to develop such a cutting-edge solution.”

Lt. Col. Stewart Smith, 6th Space Warning Squadron Commander added: “The squadron will benefit in being provided assets, in the form of the robotic security dog and charging station, to maintain high tempo perimeter security operations for deterrence and real time intelligence.”

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