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We are an early-stage robotics and drone technology company in the process of developing various autonomous technologies, including, a drone which augments security systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Our platforms include a drone aircraft, drone station and unmanned autonomous ground vehicles, that enable real-time alarm response, verification, intervention, reporting, and evidence recording as well as visual inspection

Eagle Eye System and Application

The Company is in the process of developing and building Eagle Watch System, a beyond visual line of sight (“BVLOS”) certified fully autonomous drone in a box system for security alarm augmentation. The Eagle Watch Platform being developed by the Company would combine a fully autonomous drone system, a ground drone station to house and secure the drone, an indoor autonomous ground robotic system as well as a remote manned monitoring and response control center.

Our Eagle Watch System will be comprised the following four main components:

1) Eagle Eye - The Eagle Eye is an autonomous aerial drone which provides visual information to a remote Command and Control Center (as defined below) when responding to alarms or when patrolling on demand. This autonomous drone will allow for high quality visual inspection in response to an alarm as well as on-demand or scheduled flights remote visual inspection purposes. Eagle Eye is being developed to be tailor made FAA standards. The Company intends to equip the Eagle Eye with advanced computer vision capabilities like facial recognition and license plate recognition.

2) Eagle Nest – The Eagle Nest will be ground-based drone station for landing and recharging the Eagle Eye. This station will also act as a data conduit for communications to and from the Command and Control Center. Eagle Nest will be a weatherized, climate-controlled housing that protects and maintains Eagle Eye in a ready state at all times.

3) Eagle Rover – A fully autonomous indoor robot which can conduct automated patrol, detect unauthorized persons and, using facial recognition, identify known individuals. This robot will respond to alarms internally and provide complete coverage of an alarm trigger. Unlike fixed cameras with limited views, the Eagle Rover will be able to go anywhere and inspect nearly occurrence using its high-resolution cameras.

4) Eagle Watch - The global command and control facility (the “Command and Control Center”). From a remote location, Company personnel will have direct access to monitor, control and act with the use of the on-site Eagle Eye (drone) and Eagle Rover (robot). Eagle Watch allows remote operators to control and maintain the robotic systems fleet from anywhere in the world, in real time.

When an alarm is triggered, the indoor Eagle Rover or outdoor Eagle Eye drone will autonomously travel and/or fly to the zone where the alarm was triggered and provide real time visual and audio to the Company’s trained response personnel at the Command and Control Center. Live video and audio are captured, recorded and streamed allow personnel to assess the situation, allowing such personnel to dispatch appropriate emergency first responders including police, fire and ambulance, as necessary.

Features of the Eagle Eye System are:

Dispatch – upon an alarm being triggered, the robotic systems will automatically be dispatched to the zone where the alarm is triggered and provide data in real time. This data is then transmitted to the Command & Control Centre for trained drone pilots and personnel to respond accordingly. This data can be shared to multiple stakeholders and simultaneously be provided to Alarm Monitoring Stations, Emergency Services, Police, Fire, and Ambulance or such other Active Agencies as deemed appropriate.

Evidence Recording – Video and audio are captured, recorded and stored for an unlimited amount of time, depending on the needs of the user. Evidence is never lost and can be reviewed at any time.

The Command and Control Center software Eagle Watch V1.0 contains a security video recording system, similar to a DVR which, is being developed to allow users to view, download and share recorded media allowing for seamless sharing with the user’s security team, executive management or law enforcement.

Payloads – Eagle Eye and Eagle Rover are equipped with multiple payload sensors enabling a wide range of vital information, including high resolution video and audio. Additionally, both Eagle Eye and Eagle Rover have onboard object detection and collision avoidance systems to protect themselves and the user's property.

Autonomous Return to Home – Eagle Eye and Eagle Rover will both have autonomous return to home capability. In the case of Eagle Eye the drone will return to its Nest, and land easily in its cradle where it can be safely stored inside it's Nest until the next mission.

Therefore, even if a remote attacker were to gain access to a drone and its secure certificate, without having knowledge of the method or the anti-replay system, the communication would fail and alert the Command & Control Center IT staff that a breach had occurred. Data is generally transmitted over the facility/location internet connection via WiFi. The Eagle Eye drone and Eagle Nest stations both have redundant communications and will switch over to cellular should the WiFi not be working.

Situation Awareness

Arial view of a white country house. The view is from an outdoor security system drone, flying autonomously around the property.

The Eagle Watch System should provide a more complete picture of an ongoing situation given its mobility, which the Company expects will give the Eagle Watch an advantage over fixed cameras and be more cost effective than human personnel. By providing video and audio in different modes (like thermal infrared), the Eagle Watch System is expected to provide a more holistic view of a facility

real-time data transmission

A man in a blue shirt is monitoring multiple screens for intruders. The RDARS control room has 15 monitors of various sizes, each is displaying a vew from an autonomous security drone system.

RDARS uses a unique method to transact data to and from its remote robotic systems. Each device is issued a secure 4096bit RSA certificate at the final stage of manufacturing, each transmission to and from the drone uses this secure certificate for authentication. Additionally, each transmission has an encrypted timestamp containing two values which are randomly generated using a secure algorithm, preventing replay type attacks.

Therefore, even if a remote attacker were to gain access to a drone and its secure certificate, without having knowledge of the method or the anti-replay system, the communication would fail and alert the Command & Control Center IT staff that a breach had occurred. Data is generally transmitted over the facility/location internet connection via WiFi. The Eagle Eye drone and Eagle Nest stations both have redundant communications and will fail over to cellular should the WiFi not be working.

follow And tracking

Arial view of a white country house. The view is from an outdoor security system drone, flying autonomously around the property.

Upon an alarm being triggered, the robotic systems will transmit real-time video and audio allowing the Company’s trained response team personnel at the Command & Control Center to verify what is happening and if necessary, contact emergency services, the property owner and other authorized stakeholders.

The Company is currently testing advanced features like facial recognition, ALPR (Automated License Plate Recognition) and other authentication and authorization methods that its robotic systems may employ.

The system will allow a trained Pilot with a part 107 license at the Command & Control Center to take control and be able to fly the drone on the premises, and to intervene in order to gather information as is deemed necessary.