Solutions for Military

Delivering innovative solutions for Military

Our robots empower your team–offering mission-specific payloads that enable responders to multiply their drone capabilities by keeping drones in the air while our robots gather data on the ground.

Impact Resistant

Repeated airdrops from drones, helicopters, and fixed-wing aircraft. Deployed from heights of up to 1,000 feet.

Discrete Deployment

No parachute required, low visibility profile.

Mesh Capability

Robots bring their own network. Payloads mesh network eliminating the reliance on an existing communications infrastructure.

Various Deployment Mechanisms

Robots can be dropped from UAVs, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, or even thrown/dropped into position.

Customizable Sensor Platform

Customizable to meet your needs. Standard 4-gas sensor combination (CO, H2S, LEL, O2), 6 cameras and GPS.

Third-Party Payload Integration

Request custom robot to enable rapid deployment of an existing 3rd party payload.

Delivery of Customizable Sensor & Communications Payloads

Modern tactical and emergency response operations are characterized by the increasing use of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), remote sensors, and Mobile ad hoc Networks (MANET) for situational awareness and communications. Squishy Robotics provides the ability for these ground-based sensors to be autonomously deployed via airdrops from drones or other aerial vehicles, eliminating the need for a Warfighter to personally enter the scene to install these persistent sensors.

The Challenge

While parachutes are the conventional approach for airdrop operations and have no inherent faults, the process of removing the parachute on landing has historically been a manual task. Drones capable of carrying a third-party payload are often unable to approach and land at a target of interest due to obstructions (buildings) or the need for stealth. In both cases, the sensor must come to rest so that cameras are pointed horizontally and that antennas are pointed toward the sky.

The Solution

Squishy Robotics rapidly develops a customized tensegrity capable of safely carrying the payload of interest. A tradespace between size, weight, impact mitigation, and cost is presented to the customer, and several systems for test and evaluation purposes can be constructed in a matter of weeks. A novel passive solution guarantees the correct orientation of the robot after landing.

Field Testing Videos

CRADA Testing

Airdrop testing of the Squishy Robotics Stationary Robot carrying the 4-gasPLUS payload from 1000 foot drop test at Skydive Arizona. This testing opportunity is supported by the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center (CCDC SC) as part of our Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.