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Asylon awarded contract for USAF security forces robotic military working dogs

Asylon awarded contract for USAF security forces robotic military working dogs

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Robotic security solutions provider Asylon Inc. has been awarded a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by AFWERX for its TRL9 commercial DroneDog.

AFWERX is a Technology Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the innovation arm of the Department Air Force. It accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent.

Asylon’s DroneDog certainly qualifies. It has patrolled over 10,000 miles for commercial clients, and is a high-endurance, agile, and durable quadruped uncrewed ground vehicle (Q-UGV) built to automate ground-based security patrols, according to the company. It uses Asylon’s custom-built PupPack, DogHouse, and DroneIQ Software on a Boston Dynamics Spot robot, with live video monitoring, remote teleoperation, daytime/nighttime cameras, automated charging, and more.

“This award presents a tremendous opportunity for Asylon to validate a significant problem set with detection dogs for both defense and commercial use-cases,” said Asylon Chief Revenue Officer Michael Quiroga. “If proven successful, these integrations would open a completely new market for our DroneDog system to enhance detection dog use-cases around Air Force bases and commercial facilities.”

Asylon says DroneDog makes perimeter security easier by bringing advanced robotics to the security operations center. “The AFWERX award explores how advanced sensor technology and AI/ML technologies can enhance gate guard procedures by integrating them onto the existing Asylon DroneDog system," the company noted. "These integrations include sniffing technologies for explosives & narcotics, license plate recognition software, and facial recognition."

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