Exyn Technologies’ Fully Autonomous sUAVs Safeguard Human Lives During Military Surveillance & Reconnaissance


PHILADELPHIA — FEBRUARY 12, 2020 — Exyn Technologies (https://www.exyn.com), a pioneer in autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments, today unveiled a new mission behavior of its self-piloting drones for military surveillance and reconnaissance missions called Scoutonomy.

Unlike other small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs) used for ground warfare, Exyn’s drones are fully autonomous, capable of navigating within dynamic, complex, and dangerous environments without the need for a human operator or pre-loaded maps. These aerial robot systems sense and detect their surroundings in real-time to rapidly gather critical informationincluding high-fidelity 3D maps and human and object detection—for superior situational awareness.

“Our aerial robots provide unique capabilities that the Government is seeking to develop and deploy. They are completely self-sufficient and a significantly valuable asset in providing superior situational awareness,” said Nader Elm, CEO of Exyn Technologies.

“We’re most proud of our robots’ ability to identify threats, reduce operational risks and save soldiers’ and civilian lives in unknown and volatile situations. Now you can send a drone to perform highly sensitive missions that are far too dangerous for human soldiers, and acquire data that is unprecedented in its level of detail, accuracy and timeliness.”

In a bespoke configuration dubbed Scoutonomy, Exyn’s drones are able to collect key data to support military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, such as mapping terrain and tangible structures and identifying the location of enemy forces and equipment. This approach not only serves to enhance military combat capabilities, but also lowers operating costs and enables better utilization of human man hours and resources.

Another invaluable application of Scoutonomy is in supporting disaster response and search-and-rescue efforts, as the drones help keep human responders out of harm’s way while accelerating the search for survivors trapped in hard-to-reach areas. Whether the disaster event is natural or manmade, coordinating ground team response to locate injured and distressed individuals is usually the most difficult and time-consuming aspect of search-and-rescue incident response. Exyn’s drones can cover more area and relay critical information more efficiently, including details about the location of missing persons that help ground resources recover them faster and more safely.

Built on the exynAI™ platform, the aerial robots use a multitude of advanced sensors and AI-based software to fly intelligently and without the need for human intervention. In addition, the system is completely untethered and can operate independently of GPS or external communications.

To learn more about Exyn Technologies, visit www.exyn.com.

About Exyn Technologies

Exyn Technologies is pioneering autonomous aerial robot systems for complex, GPS-denied environments. The company’s full-stack solution enables flexible deployment of single or multi-robots that can intelligently navigate and dynamically adapt to complex environments in real-time. For the first time, industries like mining, logistics, and construction can benefit from a single, integrated solution to capture critical and time-sensitive data in a safer, more affordable, and more efficient way. Exyn is powered by a team of experts in autonomous systems, robotics, and industrial engineering, and is a spin-off of Penn’s world-renowned GRASP Laboratory. The company is VC-backed and privately held, with headquarters in Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.exyn.com.

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