Kairos Autonomi:Strap-on Autonomy Systems for Existing Vehicles

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What's New?

October 2016
Kairos participates in Army Warfighting Assessment 17.1 at Ft. Bliss, TX. AWA assesses new and emerging capabilities.

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Oct 12-15, 2016
Kairos' products are on display at the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition in NASAM's Booth #W3-009.

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June 25, 2015
Kairos Begins The Push For 1/3 Unmanned By 2015 Campaign

 

 

Universal, Optionally Unmanned Ground Systems for Steering-wheel Based Vehicles or Vessels

GROUND VEHICLE AUTONOMY TOUR

Pronto4 Vehicle Demonstration Location Map

Aberdeen, MD (ATC)

Alexandria, VA (LIA, REF)

Alexandria, VA (Night Vision Labs)

Atlanta, GA 

Barstow, CA

Boise, ID (NIFC)

Bonneville Salt Flats, UT (Access Rd)

Boston, MA

Camp Lejeune, NC (MARSOC)

Camp Pendleton, CA

Cherry Point, NC (MCAS)

Chesapeake Bay, VA

China Lake, CA (NAS)

Colorado Springs, CO

Columbus, OH

Corona, CA (NSWC)

Dahlgren, VA (NSWC)

Dallas, TX

Danville, VA

Detroit, MI (TARDEC)

Dugway, UT (DPG)

El Paso, TX (Ft. Bliss)

Fallon, NV (NAS)

Ft. Benning, GA (Robotics Rodeo)

Ft. Bragg, NC (SOCOM)

Ft. Hood, TX (III Corps)

Ft. Hood, TX (Robotics Rodeo)

Ft. Lee, VA (CASCOM)

Ft. Walton Beach, FL 
(Eglin AFB)

Guernsey, WY (R2C2)

Huntsville, AL (RS JPO)

Huntsville, AL (TMO)

Idaho Falls, ID

Laramie, WY

Las Cruces, NM (WSMR)

Lawton, OK (Ft. Sill)

Lexington Park, MD 
(PAX NAS)

Nashville, TN

NSWC Dahlgren, VA

Ogden, UT (Hill AFB)

Panama City, FL (Tyndall AFB)

Petersboro, UT

Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix, AZ (Luke AFB)

Primm, NV

Primm, NV (RS JPO, JIEDDO)

Pt. Mugu (NAS)

Salt Lake City, UT

San Antonio, TX

San Diego, CA (SPAWAR)

Sonoita, AZ 
(Ft. Huachuca)

St. Louis, MO

Stafford, VA

Tallahassee, FL

Titusville, FL

Tooele, UT (MMP)

Tucson, AZ

Victorville, CA (George AFB)

Washington, DC

Webster Field, MD

West Valley City, UT

Yuma, AZ (MCAS)

Yuma, AZ (YPG)

 

Travel Log and Demonstrations

The following courses were created and driven using Kairos Autonomi's ProntoMimic software suite. Mimic has a unique 'record/play back' mode where an operator can drive a course while Mimic records the path. The operator can then push a play button built into the software, get out of the vehicle, and the software will drive the vehicle (play back) through the recorded course.

Click on the images to see a full RDDF generated from Pronto4 system software. The RDDF can be executed or added into a larger RNDF format. The actual RDDF files are available for qualified individuals. Please contact us for further information.

Yuba Lake, Utah
Unmanned Surface Vessel Test, November 2007

Kairos Autonomi installed a Pronto4 system on a boat and then performed testing on Yuba Lake in Utah.

Two types of testing were performed: a high-speed test on a looped course, and a lower-speed course on a figure-eight course.

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Pronto4 system demonstration on a surface vesel in Utah
High-Speed Course
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Pronto4 system demonstration with an unmanned surface vessel on Yuba Lake in Utah
Lower-Speed Course
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Near Grantsville, Utah
Remote Test Course, 2005 to Present

Kairos Autonomi uses the Bonneville Seabase for remote testing. Located west of Salt Lake City and south of the Great Salt Lake, this course is ideal for endurance and speed testing because of its remote location. The surface is a dry lake bed and the total testing area covers up to 12 square miles.

Recently, Kairos Autonomi performed a 4 hour semi-autonomous endurance test for a customer at this site.

Pronto4 system demonstration at remote location in Western Utah
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St. Inigoes, Maryland
AUVSI Air/Ground Demo Day, Aug. 6, 2007

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Kairos Autonomi performed an autonomous demonstration at Webster Field with the Pronto4 system agnostic to its commercial HMMWV. In the mock scenario, a Marine platoon requested a breach kit in order to enter an urban area and root out enemy combatants. The HMMWV drove an a course autonomously and provided video feedback to spectators.

Kairos Autonomi was one of a handful of companies to showcase UGV technology. A number of UAVs, including the Global Hawk and Fire Scout, also participated in the demonstration.

Image of Pronto4 System Demonstration at Webster Field
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Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland
Customer Demonstration, August 2007

This course is located within the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Kairos Autonomi was taken to the NAS's antenna farm, a large area when the HMMWV was able to drive out on a longer course and come back.

Pronto4 system demonstration at Patuxent River Naval Air Station
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Huntsville, Alabama
Long Distance Demonstration , August 2007

Kairos Autonomi performed this drive on the Harris farm in Hunstville, Alabama. The objective was to create a long distance course for the HMMWV to drive autonomously, and the drive included challenges such as a bridge, multiple sharp turns and curves in the road.

Pronto4 system demonstration for SAIC in Huntsville, Alabama
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Panama City, Florida
Demonstration at Tyndall AFB, August 2007

The HMMWV performed an autonomous drive for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at its Large Robot Test Facility.

The autonomous vehicle path included two figure eights joined in the middle.

Pronto4 system demonstration at Tyndall AFB
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Hunstville, Alabama
Demonstration for Robotic Systems Joint Program Office (RS JPO), August 2007

Kairos Autonomi performed an autonomous vehicle demonstration with the HMMWV. We rolled the vehicle off the trailer, set up the course, and drove within minutes.

Pronto4 system demonstration of autonomous vehicle technologies in Huntsville, Alabama
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Near Tallahassee, Florida
Takach Compound, August 2007

A simple drive in a heavily wooded area.

Pronto4 system autonomous vehicle demonstration in Tallahassee, Florida
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Aberdeen Test Center, Maryland
Robotic Vehicle Test Course, August 2007

This is the first of two courses at Aberdeen Test Center where the HMMWV performed autonomous demonstrations.

Pronto4 system demonstration at Aberdeen Test Center
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Aberdeen Test Center, Maryland
Munson Test Course, August 2007

This is the second of two courses at Aberdeen Test Center where the HMMWV performed autonomous demonstrations. This course is much longer than the first course.

Pronto4 system demonstration at Aberdeen Test Center
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Urban Test Course, Fall 2006 to Present

This test course has been designed to simulate urban roads. It includes stop bars and stop signs, four way stops, railroad crossings, stop lights, four lane roads, one way roads, and various types of parking.

Kairos Autonomi has performed a number of tests at this course, including obstacle avoidance, four way stop precedence, braking distance, speed control and endurance.

Pronto4 system demonstration in Salt Lake City, Utah
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