Industry Team Demonstrates AEODRS Increment 1 and SPAAR Robotic Systems to Navy EOD Officers

Officials from the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and the US Navy announced Tuesday that the AEODRS Increment 1 and Spherical Platform for AEODRS Appliance Research (SPAAR) systems were successfully demonstrated for Joint Services EOD Action Officers in Indian Head, MD. The Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System (AEODRS) is a family of interoperable EOD robotic systems. The AEODRS Increment 1 system is the first in a family of open-architecture robotic systems designed for interoperability and inter-changeability designed to enable rapid insertion of new technologies to the warfighter. The AEODRS Increment 1 system is currently in development by Northrop Grumman Remotec. The SPAAR robotic vehicle system provides a capability to the AEODRS program developed by GuardBot with support from OpenJAUS. The unique SPAAR robot provides a recon capability for difficult environments such as narrow culverts, marshes, swamps, coastal areas, and small bodies of water. GuardBot developed the SPAAR system based on its proprietary and patented spherical robotic vehicle technology. GuardBot SPAAR robots operate at up to 9 mph and have a range up to 200 meters. SPAAR’s quiet electrical propulsion has an endurance of up to 19 hours. OpenJAUS provided integration of the SPAAR architecture with the AEODRS system …

OpenJAUS Named 2017 Gator100 Honoree

OpenJAUS was named to the University of Florida’s 2017 Gator100 during a ceremony at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking. OpenJAUS was ranked #42 in the listing. In 2010 when Tom and I started OpenJAUS, we had a vision for providing the best JAUS solution to the marketplace possible. We released our first commercial SDK in June 2011. In 2012, thanks to you I could make the leap to working full time for OpenJAUS. Since then OpenJAUS has grown to include four full-time employees providing solutions for a variety of customers like yourself. Last week OpenJAUS was named to the University of Florida’s 2017 Gator100 during a ceremony at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compounded …