We are proud to announce that GreenSight was selected as one of Massachusetts most innovative robotics startups in a competition sponsored by MassTLC, Verizon and Ericson Communications. The company will be participating in a program to build a new, innovative robotics automation application using GreenSight technology and Verizon+Ericson 5G communications.
GreenSight's project focuses on leveraging ultra low latency 5G communications and edge computing to coordinate multiple drones performing collaborative tasks. We're planning to use some of our research drones to simulate a warehouse material movement scenario. The drones will coordinate to lift and move boxes, demonstrating how aerial robots can move packages inside a warehouse setting.
Our solution uses 5G connected wireless cameras observing the flight area, measuring and relaying drone positions back to a central control computer. The central controller coordinates planning for the fleet of drones, allowing them to complete collaborative tasks and not crash into each other. The aircraft themselves can be lighter and more agile without the burden of excessive onboard computing. Every bit of weight added to a drone means it needs more power to fly, and every bit of electricity that an onboard computer consumes is power that can't be used to remain flying. This means that drones using this technology will be able to fly longer and lift heavier payloads.
GreenSight assembled a crack team of software, controls and hardware engineers to take on the project. We are a full stack organization always ready to take on unique technical challenges. We are excited about the 5G future and will continue posting updates as we get closer to the finale!