At Erle Robotics we are designing a Personal Drone (PD), the next generation of nano aerial robots that will be used in cities solving tasks such as surveillance, aerial photography, enviromental monitoring or even providing networking services.
Robotics will be the next big thing however as previous technological revolutions, the real breakthrough arrived when the general public had access to these technologies. This was the case of Personal Computers in the past two decades.
In order for robotics to have real impact in our lives, we have identifed a key problem: there is a need for technologies that help people access robotics in an easy, simple and affordable way.
Erle is a low cost, small size flying computer. Our robot is as small as your palm (about 15 centimeters of diameter). The robot will have more than 15 sensors including cameras and microphones and it will be possible to control the robot using smartphones and tablets. With Erle, we are bringing robotics to the people.