Our Fleet

Ready for the stage

Our drone fleet is flexible, reliable, built with the requirements of demanding live events in mind. Mounting points for RGBW lights, fireworks, lasers, mirrors, fog generators or other stage equipment are provided on every drone in the fleet. Motion, lights and fireworks can be synchronized to other stage events using MIDI timecode. Show programming is done with a dedicated software framework, while compatibility with most animation and light programming softwares is supported to work with clients smoothly. Our fleet has already been used in several projects worldwide.

 

Fully autonomous multi-drone operation

Our drones are aware of each other. Our drone fleet operates autonomously without the need of continouos central control. Each drone makes decisions on its own to coordinate its behaviour within the swarm, just like birds in a flock. There is no single point of failure: the ground monitoring station can be shut down at any time without affecting the swarm, and there is no need to install expensive positioning equipment on site before a flight. Of course, the possibility of manual intervention through remote controllers or ground stations is always maintained to ensure safety.

 

Safety features

Safety is our priority. Our drones communicate in the air to avoid collisions and to handle failsafe situations autonomously. Drones are equipped with redundant flight instruments and a complex decision making framework for handling all possible failures securely. Within this context, flight areas, safety zones and desired flight characteristics are defined on an event basis to maximize safety. Leaving the safety zone, exceeding speed limits, low battery conditions, magnetic disturbances, loss of GPS signal and many other error sources are handled autonomously, while single drones or the swarm as a whole can also be controlled manually should it become necessary.

 

Research background

Our company was founded and is supported by the Robotic Lab at the Department of Biological Phyics, Eötvös University, Budapest. The department has decades of history with research related to collective motion and collective phenomena in general, the Robotic Lab provided the world's first fleet of ten quadcopters that could fly autonomously outdoors back in 2014. CollMot Robotics was founded after this success as one of the first companies dealing with multi-drone cooperation, with the intention to use the accumulated knowledge in artistic and R&D focused commercial services.