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ASYLON Inc., the leaders in automated robotic security, was awarded a $1.2M Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by AFWERX to transition its DogHouse, an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) recharging platform to battery swapping for UGVs. 

Asylon will be supporting the 6th Space Warning Squadron (6 SWS) at Joint Base Cape Cod with the development of a battery swap station for UGVs to enable more continuous security operations. This effort will integrate Asylon’s patented DroneHome battery swapping technology, originally created to enable the automated swapping of batteries for small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAS), into Asylon’s existing recharging Doghouse to create a battery replacement/swap station for UGVs. The purpose of this effort is to develop and test the ability to rapidly re-power quadruped UGV (Q-UGV) assets to maintain high tempo perimeter security operations for deterrence and real time intelligence. 

“Asylon was founded on the premise that automating the infrastructure for robots is crucial to robots being effective and adopted at scale. We started by developing a battery-swapping station that automated the entire backend of operations for drones. My co-founders and I come from the aerospace and defense space focusing on delivering a holistic platform that meets the customer’s needs, and do so repeatedly and reliably. 

From a technology perspective, developing a reliable ground robotics version of our DroneHome battery swapping station will put Asylon in the unique position of the first to have developed automated battery swapping stations for both air and ground robots. We are excited to be partnering once again with the Space Force to develop such a cutting-edge solution.” Adam Mohamed, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

“The squadron will benefit in being provided assets, in the form of the robotic security dog and charging station, to maintain high tempo perimeter security operations for deterrence and real time intelligence.”-  Lt. Col. Stewart Smith, 6th Space Warning Squadron commander

In 2022, Asylon completed over 24,000 remotely operated security missions from their Robotic Security Operations Center (RSOC) using both air and ground assets, making Asylon the largest robotic security fleet operator in the world. The Asylon DroneDog Q-UGV fleet patrolled more than 9,600 miles in 2022 alone. With the addition of the next generation battery-swapping DogHouse, combined with the ruggedization of the existing solution and remote command and control capabilities, Asylon expects system performance to increase drastically, providing more operational time for robotic security missions and value to clients.  

Asylon, Inc. is the leading air and ground robotic perimeter security company in the United States.  

Asylon partners with commercial and government entities to modernize traditionally inefficient security practices. By providing customers with the most advanced, American-made, robotic security technology, Asylon helps to ensure that both government and private-sector companies can protect their people, assets, and profits against threats. With a remote 24/7/365 Robotic Security Operations Center (RSOC), they have teleoperated tens of thousands of security drone missions and patrolled thousands of miles with robotic security dogs.  Learn more by visiting or stay connected with Asylon at LinkedIn and YouTube.

AFWERX, a Technology Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the innovation arm of the Department Air Force, accelerates agile and affordable capability transitions by teaming innovative technology developers with Airman and Guardian talent. In AFWERX, AFVentures expands the Defense Industrial base for advanced technologies, Spark empowers Airmen and Guardian talent, and Prime drives transition to operational capability. Teaming across academia, industry, investment, interagency, and international partners is essential to expanding technology, talent, and transition of dual-use capabilities.


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