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New Website Pages!

As we draw closer to the full release of the Panoptes eBumper, we've added a new section to our website! The new pages let you read about the story behind Panoptes, and give you an opportunity to get to know the team that has been working hard to bring you eBumper. Make sure to click on the images to find more information about each one of the team members!

Also, we're looking for people like you (yes, you!) so make sure you check out our hiring page!

Public eBumper Demo at UMD

For the first time, the Panoptes team will be demonstrating the eBumper publicly at the VTOL UAS Symposium and Technical Workshop at the University of Maryland. The demo will highlight the benefits, capabilities, and applications of the eBumper system and will be held on October 21 from 6PM to 7PM in the Riggs IV Alumni Center. Following the demo, the team will be available to answer any questions attendees may have.

Information about the symposium can be found here. We hope to see you there!

Final Verification Testing of eBumper Complete!

The verification testing of eBumper 4 was completed successfully early this week! To ensure that eBumper works successfully in a variety of environments and responds to many different surfaces, we secured a hangar space not far from the office where we had access to brick walls, glass doors, metal railings, and even a large turbine engine! We've logged hundreds of flight hours over the last weeks flying all over the large hanger, outside and a variety of settings inside buildings and offices.

The power of eBumper became very apparent to the pilots and beta testers when the Phantom started to get further and further away from them. With eBumper, flying along a wall or through an archway over 30 feet away becomes significantly less daunting. Just knowing it is there to help you navigate those tight spaces when its difficult to judge distances and angles is an awesome feeling. The time spent flying in these unfamiliar environments helped us verify the eBumper performance in its two modes: Precision and Performance. This has been long overdue, but check out the pictures and video below!

Video: Select clips from final verification testing of the Panoptes eBumper - Auto T/O - Obstacle detection and return to safety at multiple speeds (profile view) - Wall following (view from above)

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The New Panoptes Website

Welcome to the new Panoptes website! In light of the progress toward the launch of our first product, the entire organization needed a facelift - and you're looking at it! The new site captures our vision for UAS operations, their commercial application, and successful integration into airspace commonly occupied by manned aircraft. It also provides the purchasing interface for eBumper - low rate production has begun and the first units will sell within weeks!

Let us know what you think or our new site!