Asylon, a robotic security solutions provider, has been awarded an AFWERX Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to explore the transition of its TRL9 commercial DroneDog security robot system for augmenting Military Working Dog readiness and enhancing force protection.
Asylon’s DroneDog is a high-endurance, agile, and durable Quadruped Unmanned Ground Vehicle (Q-UGV) built to automate ground-based security patrols. The system leverages Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot along with Asylon’s custom-built PupPack, DogHouse, and DroneIQ Software. DroneDog aims to make perimeter security easier by bringing the power of advanced robotics to the security operations center, using live video monitoring, remote teleoperation, daytime/nighttime cameras, automated charging, and more.
As part of this AFWERX contract, Asylon will explore how advanced sensor technology and AI/ML technologies can enhance gate guard procedures by integrating them onto the company’s existing DroneDog system. These integrations include sniffing technologies for Explosives & Narcotics, License Plate Recognition Software, and Facial Recognition.
“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 Michael Quiroga, Chief Revenue Officer. “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.”