Systems Design Approach
The field of robotics and unmanned systems (UxVs) is crowded with a seemingly ever-changing set of new platforms, capabilities and new "architectures" that promise to solve all your problems. In reality, many of these solutions come with a healthy set of trade-offs and compromises that need to be factored in to deploy UxVs as effective tools to drive productivity.
Because of these challenges Tomahawk Robotics has focused on helping our customers looking to employ unmanned systems and robotics in a couple key areas. First, our team has tremendous experience in all aspects of unmanned systems across commercial and defense applications. This has enabled us to have broad visibility into the latest technologies and capabilities that are new to the market with an experienced assessment on how these solutions perform in the real world. Secondly, we have directed our internal product development efforts to address the market gap of intuitive common control solutions (see Kinesis product family) for multi-domain (i.e. UAS and UGV) unmanned systems. We built Kinesis on ROS (see ROS overview), the leading open architecture for robotics, to unlock the full potential of collaborative unmanned systems. These strengths are coupled with our decades of systems integration expertise to effectively deliver optimal solutions for our customers.
How We Work
Our unique combination of skills and experience places Tomahawk Robotics as a true "honest broker" of UxV capabilities. Additionally, this provides confidence to our customers that our recommended path is a reliable one that will pay dividends as expected. Our focus enables rapid integration of the latest robotic capabilities with the assurances that our open architecture (ROS) approach prevents vendor lock while offering an uninhibited upgrade path for new applications.
We start with your problem, your requirements, and your expertise on the job that needs to be done. Next, we'll consider various options, from platforms to sensors, from all the leading technology providers to arrive at a solution that meets your unique needs, performance and budget. Finally, we will integrate the final design with our control software, Kinesis, to provide a streamlined solution that is flexible to adapt with you as your needs and requirements change.
Control software (Kinesis)
Intuitive user interface (Mimic)
Mission computers (KxM/IxM)
System design (prototype to fielded)
Solution optimization (cost & performance)
Integration & test (qual & validation)
Solution delivery (training & support )
What We Leverage
COTS OCU hardware (desktop to mobile)
COTS platforms (air/ground)
Open architectures (ROS/IOP/MAVLink)
Kinesis is multi-domain (air/ground) command & control software suite for UxVs that provides the foundation for your robotic systems. We combine Kinesis with COTS hardware and sensors to give our customers an affordable solution that meets their needs rapidly. Key benefits include:
- Reduced cost & schedule (rapid deployment)
- Improved lifecycle (training/upgrades)
- No vendor lock (expanded capability set)
This approach yields a tailored system, powered by a cross-platform user interface, with capabilities that address your specific enterprise needs. Add this the peace of mind that comes from the knowledge that your system is flexible to address evolving needs because it's built ROS, the international standard for robotics open architecture. ROS is constantly being improved and enhanced by a growing community of robotics engineers that are developing new capabilities and products daily. Your Kinesis/ROS-based system can take advantage of all these advancements in the most cost effective way possible.