Imagine with just a simple voice command like, “Hey, Alexa – ask Aire to take a picture,” you activate a self-flying robot to lift off from its charging dock, hover above your family, and capture a 360-panorama HD-quality aerial shot all from the comforts of your living room. The same robot can send a live streaming 4K video of each floor in your apartment while you’re away on vacation – keeping your home fully monitored by activating its anomaly detection feature. Introducing Aire by Aevena Robotics – a cutting-edge autonomous flying assistant designed to safely navigate around your home.
Intelligent Design Features
With 25K of the 50K goal already raised from their Kickstarter campaign, Aevena Robotics is poised to completely revolutionize in-home automation. Capable autonomous flight, voice-prompted commands, anomaly detection, and real-time security alerts, the Aire self-flying robot seamlessly navigates throughout every room in your home without bumping into your expensive wall art. Armed with state-of-the-art flight navigation, patented-noise reduction technology, 360-degree panoramic photo capabilities, Amazon Alexa integration, and programmable IFTTT, the Aire is a highly versatile robot that uses the latest in machine technology to become even more sophisticated with periodic cloud-based firmware updates.
The In-Home Navigation Technology
Aevena Robotics certainly took its time designing Aire – dedicating 2.5 years of engineering time and $3 million in funds before unveiling its prototype on Kickstarter. The reason behind the three years in development: it’s tough to integrate top-of-the-line sensor technology specifically for in-home obstacle avoidance. The solution: incorporating similar technology seen in self-driving cars. The end result: a flying robot with Autonomous Navigation Vision-based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (USLAM) technology.
“Are uses multiple cameras, sonars, onboard IMU sensors and algorithms to determine its position, similar to “inside out tracking” technology of AR/VR headsets and what self-driving cars use to determine location.”
The Personal Home Robotics Platform
The list of features is rather impressive and will grow over time with cloud-based firmware updates. Whether it’s the ducted fan propulsion system, the multi-cam visual odometry, the WhiteNoise frequency sleeping, or the option for multiple dock landings, Aire is an action-packed flying robot that seamlessly integrates into the home. From remote flight patterns to capturing high-quality HD photo/4K video content, the intuitive platform is designed to empower the operator.
The Aire Intuitive App
What would a flying autonomous robot be without an intuitive companion app? Aevena’s iOS/Android-based app is everything a drone operator needs to master their in-home flying vehicle. The best part: seamless integration with IFTTT smart home devices. Fully compatible with Amazon Alexa and perpetual skill upgrades via its developer API, Aire gets more and more sophisticated over time. If you need a quick home security check, you can instantly monitor the activity by opening up the Aire app. The home security options include alert investigation, live monitoring, virtual visits and, anomaly alerts. Just imagine being at a restaurant, realizing you might have left the burner on, and being able to send Aire to the kitchen to see if you turned off the stove.
“Aire is revolutionizing home automation, smart assistants, home monitoring, and personal robotics.”
The IFTTT integration brings a whole new level of practicality inside your smart home. In its anomaly detection mode, for example, you can program Aire to send live streaming 360-degree video to your smartphone while activating your home alarm system. While navigating through your house during a regularly scheduled security sweep, Aire is capable of sensing whether or not a room is dark and activating the Phillips Hue lights. If the temperature dips to below freezing while you’re on vacation, Aire will speak to your Nest Thermostat and make sure your pipes don’t freeze.
“Specifically designed for the indoor flight around people, Aire is a platform that has been meticulously engineered from the ground up for safety in the home.”
The automatic over-the-air updates via Aevena’s cloud-based platform allows for the flying robot to “keep up with the times” – so to speak. From improved virtual home mapping to precision security patrols, Aire’s impressive flight technology will be improved with consistent firmware updates. Designed around safety inside the home, Aire has been designed with cutting-edge LED ring light technology, an auto-ducking take-off feature, 360-degree obstacle avoidance, multi-dock landing stations, and Whispertech Quiet Flight Technology.
Aire is now available on Kickstarter and has an estimated ship date scheduled for December 2018.