Shield AI Fundamentals: On Mapping
In order to effectively operate within a complex and dynamic environment, a robot must be able to represent its surroundings. To do so, it creates a digital representation of the world called a map.
Shield Spotlight: Tristan Novak
Tristan Novak describes why he chose a career in electrical engineering and what he works on at Shield AI.
What is Coordinated Exploration?
In the context of robotics, coordinated exploration refers to the deployment of multi-robot systems in order to explore an environment. These multi-robot systems collectively develop a structural model of that environment by moving through and navigating around it.
Inside Hardware: Thermal System Design
The Shield AI team designs sophisticated thermal systems for our aerial robot, Nova. Lead Hardware Designer, Christian Wester, provides insight into what challenges our engineers must overcome in creating effective designs.
Inside Hardware: Designing a Circuit Board
Circuit boards are the glue that integrates all of a product’s higher-level system features together. At Shield AI, circuit board design for our robot is particularly interesting given our size and weight constraints.
On Reaching New Milestones
Our CEO, Ryan Tseng, on Shield AI recently achieving a significant milestone and completing a Series B round of funding.
How do Robots Communicate with Each Other?
In terms of multi-robot systems, the ability to communicate enables the robots to make coordinated decisions of who should go where and when, and to assess the reason why a particular robot is better suited for the task.
Our Philosophy on Professional Development
At Shield AI, we have established a talent development model focused on the professional growth of our employees. Shield AI’s Head of Talent elaborates on how we seek to provide our team with the resources and training they need to become their best.