We believe UGV chassis should be thought of as Jeeps which can then be modified for specific missions. Our UGVs are designed to accept mission specific modules on a common power train or chassis. This allows the UGV to perform specific missions in the above mentioned markets.
We specialize in affordable, robust robotic platforms and systems. We believe the use of emerging mobile robotics technologies, especially those designed for outdoor and rough environments, requires that they be reliable and robust. For ubiquitous use, and in particular, getting these life and limb saving devices into the hands of military, public safety and commercial users, mobile robotic platforms and subsystems must also become more affordable.
Black-I's UGVs are built with commercial off the shelf components (COTS) where possible along with custom build or designed parts where needed. This allows the UGV to be affordable and repairable using standard tools and inexpensive replacement parts. Thus, Black-I's UGVs maintains a low MTBR and MTTR. By design, Black-I's UGVs keep total life cycle costs under control for end-users.
Our computer architecture and software is designed around standard JAUS protocols. We create an Ethernet on board the UGV so that a wide range of sensors, payloads and attachments can be easily integrated.