Kairos Autonomi, Inc., a developer of robotic appliqué kits, has been honored as a winner of the second annual Robotics Business Review Game Changer Awards for its Pronto4 Uomo product line.
Recognizing the robotics industry’s remarkable technical accomplishments and their makers, the Game Changer Awards distinguish the preeminent ideas percolating up through robotics technology and the inspired engineering driving the industry.
“We are delighted to receive a Game Changer Award,” said Jean Takach, Vice President of Kairos Autonomi. “The Uomo opens new unmanned opportunities for existing customers, as well as potential markets that have been constrained by previous limitations with install and operation of robotic systems.”
An Italian word for Man, Uomo (pronounced wo-mo) sits in the vehicle’s driver seat and controls steering, brake, throttle and transmission. The Uomo can be installed in an unmodified vehicle in about 10 minutes to provide tele-operation and GPS path following control. The rapid install allows for a semi-permanent installation in a vehicle, which releases the user from committing to one vehicle platform or a particular vehicle. The Uomo can freely move among a variety of vehicle types, and enables optional, dependable unmanned capabilities for training, construction, tactical and security operations.
Kairos recently presented a beta version of the Uomo at the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Technical Experimentation (TE) event at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC) in Indiana. Over a two-day period, the Uomo was successfully installed multiple times into various vehicles; attendees would then tele-operate the rapidly created robotic vehicles around the MUTC.