Research & Development

Throughout the decades, individuals and groups have pursued and dedicated their energy to AR/VR.  With the synergy of Engineers, Computer Scientists, Programmers, Designers & Artists, Technical Directors, and supporting Financiers, we are steadily climbing a new plateau of technology. Guardian Airwaves nurtures and supports like-minded visionaries, engineers, programmers, and technicians to build a solid, true, and safe foundation of immersive experience for the general public.

AR/VR development is perpetuating the STEAM movement into its rightful place in the education institutions which will continue beyond what we think is possible now.

Disaster Robotics are future solutions for Public Safety and Disaster Recovery.  If you have an interest in developing such products, please contact us –  researchdevelopment@guardianairwaves.com

 

Striker’s Gun with haptic responses of a single shot, out-of-ammo, three round burst, chain saw, and pulse rifle working within a OptiTrack headset and position tracking system.

AR glasses demo at VRX conference in San Francisco.

 

Herb, retired Fire Chief experiencing the TeslaSuit.

 

Lisa experiencing TeslaSuit’s immersive demo.

Collaborative Communities

The Visual Effects Society (VES) is a global community of professional honoraries and the entertainment industry’s only organization representing the full breadth of visual effects practitioners including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio executives, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers.

VES Roundtable Talks brings Ariel Braunstein of Lytro to talk about the process/workflow of filming VR content with Lytro Immerge from capture to post-production to playback.

Kilohana Senior Center

Guardian Airwaves brought 2 VR headsets (VIVE and Oculus) to Kilohana Senior Center for its Seniors to experience. The response was positive and seem to surely spark neurotransmitters of the participants. Walter, 75 years old, was hesitant at first but enthusiastically tried both standing and sitting VR setups. After coaching Walter on how to use the controllers and reminders on moving his body to get the full visual experience, he was enjoying being a chef in  ‘Job Simulator’ and viewing parts of the world via ‘Google Earth’. Another participant, in a wheelchair, was reminded of her travels while experiencing Google Earth. As she was leaving for the day with her husband, she was happily recalling her past travels.

 

 

Vision-based Surveillance and Sensing using Multi-UAVs

Multiple fixed-wing UAVs are deployed to cooperatively estimate and track a ground moving target. The target state is estimated by fusing visual measurements obtained by onboard vision sensors. The proposed persistent tracking strategy enables the UAV team to confine the moving target within its field of view for infinite time.

Motion Synchronization Formation Control

A motion synchronization technology is developed to improve performance in formation flight (motion). An adaptive-based formation control is adopted to minimize synchronization errors among vehicles during flight. It has been demonstrated successfully in formation flight testing.     Cooperative Multi-vehicle Forest Fire monitoring The main research objective is to develop a method for online mapping and prediction of the spread of forest fires using temperature and wind velocity measurements from a fleet of UAVs. In particular, a novel method is proposed for dynamic mapping of the spread of forest fires using temperature measurements.

Quadrotor UAV Vision-based Target Tracking

This research project investigates vision-based moving target tracking using quadrotor and algorithms for estimation of ground target with limited information. Performance of vision-based estimation and tracking algorithms are verified through experiments with quadrotor UAV and ground robots in the indoor testing facility.

Cooperative Multi-vehicle Forest Fire monitoring

The main research objective is to develop a method for online mapping and prediction of the spread of forest fires using temperature and wind velocity measurements from a fleet of UAVs. In particular, a novel method is proposed for dynamic mapping of the spread of forest fires using temperature measurements.

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