What We Have Built So Far

Drone Missions App

Missions is the first app built to showcase the DAV ecosystem.

It connects users looking to ship packages with autonomous drones. Users request drone services, drones bid for those services, and trustless cooperation is enabled by using the blockchain.

Current Status: Integration with the first drone partner (Copter Express) is underway.

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Drone Charging Network

DAV connects drones and charging stations on an open network where they can buy and sell charging services using DAV tokens.

Current Status: A DAV Alliance member is currently deploying a network of charging stations in northern Italy. These stations will offer charging services through the DAV network in exchange for DAV tokens.

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Drone Flight Planning

DAV connects drones and service providers allowing them to buy and sell flight planning services on the DAV network, using DAV tokens.

Drones pass the waypoints of their planned trip, and the route planner bids to offer a service in exchange for DAV tokens. Once a mission has been awarded, the service provider returns a list of coordinates to fly through, so that the drone can reach its destination safely. This flight plan takes into consideration environmental, topographical, and regulatory considerations.

Current Status: An integration with a DAV Alliance member is in the final stages, so that the service can be offered in Nevada, USA starting May 2018.

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DAV CLI and Testnet

Our Command Line Interface (CLI) tool was built to make developing applications and services that interact with DAV a much more pleasant experience. It allows developers to easily run a local testnet containing DAV contracts, generate identities secured by private and public keys and register them on the blockchain. This allows anyone to easily scaffold new projects or modify an existing one to interact with DAV, and more.

Current Status: Fully functioning testnet and Identity generation already used by Foundation projects. Work on connecting the registration functionality with the identity smart contract is in progress.

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DAV Developer Portal

Our Developer Portal incorporates API documentation, communication protocols, and instructions for running our command line interface, local testnet, and block explorer.

Current Status: First communication protocols written. Preparing documentation for other developer tools is in process.

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Block Explorer

Our block explorer allows users to explore local Ethereum testnets. This eases development and debugging for developers building apps and services on top of DAV.

Current Status: Work is underway to package the block explorer enabling it to launch automatically from the DAV CLI Tools.

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Mission Control

Mission Control serves as the discovery and communication layer that connects and keeps track of vehicles, users and services.

Current Status: Fully working for running simulated environments with drone deliveries. Currently being expanded to support the vehicles of our first partners.

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Autonomous Boat

DAV and the California Maritime University are developing an autonomous boat called n3m0 (pronounced "Nemo"). n3m0 will receive and complete photography missions for students and be paid in DAV tokens. When n3m0 requires charging, it will pay DAV tokens to students in exchange for charging services. n3mo will demonstrate true autonomy by earning money and spending money to take care of its own needs; all in service of taking oceanographic measurements for the University.

Current Status: Boat is ready. Work on the onboard computer and the updates to Mission Control and Missions is in progress.

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Search and Rescue Robot

DAV and Husarion (a robotics prototyping platform) are developing a POC involving an autonomous robotic rover that will perform drone search and rescue missions. The rover will bid for missions to locate drones that have lost contact with their owners, go to their last known location, and then using its onboard lidar and computer vision find them and send back their exact coordinates.

Current Status: ROSBot’s computer vision algorithms are being updated to support identifying drones.

Learn more about ROSBot >>

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