Monday, 19 October 2015











Looking for Waiters to Serve at your Restaurant? Why not get Flying Drone Waiters!
India-based Flew Up Technologies launches the Flying Drone Waiters for the UAE, India markets.
Dubai, October 21, 2015: A first of its kind concept, India-based (Kozhikode) Flew Up Technologies today launched their ‘Flying Drone Waiter’ at the Kerala IT Pavilion at the ongoing Gitex Technology Week 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

Once the waiter takes in an order from a customer, the dishes ordered will be served by the flying drone waiter. The area of the restaurant is mapped using a computer programme and the flying path within the restaurant is prepared and integrated into the software and drone waiters will be controlled using smart phones or tabs by the restaurant staff to ensure that the order reaches the right customer and does not create a flutter at the restaurant as it flies above the people with the orders.
“The robotic waiters will help the human waiters to serve their customers more efficiently and the opportunity to spend more time interacting with diners, taking orders and clearing dishes. Whizzing from kitchens to tables with drinks and plates of food on board, the new wave of autonomous drones is already a burgeoning trend in Singapore and parts of UK.” Said Aliriza Abdul Gaffoor, CEO, Flewup Technologies.
“The drones need a lot of customization based on the requirements of each restaurant. Even the weight of food and drinks that a drone needs to carry can be customized by making changes in the hardware.  We are hopeful that this trend may pick up in UAE restaurants as 3D robotic technology zooms into the hospitality sector. We are also working on drones that can carry food and drinks more than 2 kg weight.” He added.
Flewup Technologies last year at Gitex had launched coconut plucking drones called ‘Flying Electronic Wonder Robots (Flewro)’. The drone with robotic arms can pluck coconut or dates from their trees. The drone flies to the top of trees and the camera attached to the drone will stream live visuals to the mobile app. The drone then stabilizes its flight and then the robotic arm tests if the fruit is ripe. On confirming the ripeness, the secondary arm fitted with sharp razors pluck the fruit.
“It is interesting to see small companies like Flewup and many others in Kerala coming up with innovative projects that has a huge potential in the global market. Kerala IT’s aim is to provide a platform for them to enter newer markets with their products so that they can gain through the initial market penetration.” Said Technopark CEO, K G Girish Babu.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Did you ever wonder that how technology change our life? in near future there will be classrooms with artificial intelligence in which the classroom itself predicts the knowledge level of the student and educate him the way he need.Emerging technologies succh as virtual reality and augmented reality.
Tablets and apps have already entered schools, but the best way to use them is still „under development”. One of the most promising option is using them to illustrate/demonstrate learning material in a 3 dimensional, animated, real-life looking way. That is, using Augmented Reality – AR.In this article i am trying to present you with a general overview and concepts, ideas on how to do this.The objective of this article is to show you the potential of AR in education.

Students’ interest is harder and harder to raise

•Traditional visual representation (written text, drawing, images) are not effective anymore, since students get used to and live in visually rich multimedia world
•They’re using, tablets, pc-s with strong, animated interactive content in their other activities – these are the channels they’re used to, the way their interest can be raised, and information, knowledge can be shown and transferred
•Tablets and Augmented Reality Apps are the perfect answer to the visual stimulus need of the students.

Education Augmenting Methods.

The 3 main ways to use AR Apps throughout the learning process is the following:
•Talking heads – teachers
–Instead of reading, each and every page of the book and the pictures, illustrations on them are talking to the student when the tablet is being hold on them.
•3d simulations
–3 dimensional animations, demonstrating otherwise invisible, too big or too small objects, actions appearing on the pages of the textbook
–Placing the student in the middle of the lesson– like he is traveling among/ within the subject’s virtual 3d world
•3d interactive models with hotspots
–Instead of the 2 dimensional drawings, 3 dimensional models of the subject with clickable info hotspots appear on the pages, to help to understand the lesson.

Pointing the tablet/smartphone on printed materials, organs of the body appears in 3d on the screen. The given organ can be rotated by moving the printed 2d picture – and moving closer is like zooming in with a microscope. By touching the labels more detailed info is displayed.

Enhance the pictures in the biology book with demonstrations of any organ - with interactive 3D animations. Students can take a look inside of the given organ, in order to better understand its mechanisms and functions.

Show the characteristics, skeleton structure etc. of the animals with spectacular animations. Thus even long-extinct species can be brought alive. Students can even interact or take a photo with them.

Some other ideas:
•Presenting human body and animals in 3D
•3d working model of organs that can be interactively
•rotated
•Layers and Hot spots tell more
•x Ray function to see through the shell of the body

As you can see, the possibilities of AR applications in education are nearly limitless hope that these ideas raised your interest and soon you can expect more articles regarding augmented reality in education on flewup website.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Flying robots also known as drones, are unmanned arial vehicles (UAV's) either controlled by ‘pilots’ from the ground or increasingly, autonomously following a pre-programmed mission through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems working in conjunction with GPS.  UAVs have most often been associated with the military but they are also used for search and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, weather monitoring and firefighting,Agriculture among other things the use of drones has grown quickly in recent years. 
Nature is inspiring the design of the next generation of drones, or flying robots, that could eventually be used for everything from military surveillance to search and rescue.
In the journal Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 14 research teams reveal their latest experimental drones.
They include a robot with bird-like grasping appendages, and some that form a robo-swarm or flock.
The developments are inspired by birds, bats, insects and even flying snakes.
Aerial robotics expert Prof David Lentink, from Stanford University in California, says that this sort of bio-inspiration is pushing drone technology forward, because evolution has solved challenges that drone engineers are just beginning to address.
"There is no drone that can avoid a wind turbine," he told BBC News. "And it is very difficult for drones to fly in urban environments," where there are vast numbers of obstacles to navigate, and turbulent airflow to cope with.
Even the humble pigeon, Prof Lentink said, "flies where drones still can't".
Some advances published in the journal directly demonstrate how these challenges can be overcome.
Others simply show, in very fine detail, exactly how flying animals achieve what they do. And such insights - for example, looking at how tiny insects stabilise themselves in turbulent air - will help inform future drone design.
To mimic what Prof Lentink described as insects' "amazing capability of flight in clutter ", one team of researchers, from the University of Maryland, engineered sensors for their experimental drone based on insects' eyes.
These "eyes" are actually miniature cameras connected to an on-board computer that is programmed to steer the drone away from surrounding objects.
Another team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has engineered a raptor-like appendage for a drone, enabling it to grasp objects at high speeds by swooping in like a bird of prey.
Among the work focusing on unravelling the mysteries of insect, bird and bat flight, was an experiment by researchers at the University of North Carolina - tethering a moth inside a lab-based tornado chamber.
Footage of the flying insect revealed how it twisted its wings to compensate for the unstable, swirling air.
Another team led by Prof Kenny Breuer at Brown University built an eerily accurate robotic copy of a bat wing, demonstrating the wing's remarkable range of movement and flexibility. This is largely thanks to the thin wing membrane that is unique to bats.
Membrane-based bat wings are of particular interest to drone engineers, because they are so tolerant of impact.
"They deform instead of breaking," explained Prof Lentink. "They are also adapting better to the airflow because they're so flexible."
'BENEFITING HUMANITY'
Dr Mirko Kovac is director of the aerial robotics laboratory at Imperial College, London. His team is currently working on robots that can "perch" on trees and other objects, enabling drones to become "mobile networks of sensors".
"I'm very excited about the future of this field," he told the BBC.
"There are a lot of tasks that we can do with flying robots, such as sensing pollution, observing and protecting wildlife, or we could use them for search and rescue operations after tsunamis."
There are already many drones in commercial use. In the UK, for example, the regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has issued around 50 permissions, essentially drone-operating licences, in just the last year to commercial operators. This allows them to fly their drones in UK airspace.
The vast majority of these are for aerial photography, and current regulations state that drone operators must have visual contact with their vehicle.
A CAA spokesperson told BBC News that, at the moment, "drones could not be allowed to go off and fly out of the operator's sight".
"There isn't the technology in place to allow them to avoid airborne obstacles," the CAA continued, adding that the authority was watching drone development closely in order to "develop regulation in tandem with technology".
And, as these demonstrations highlight, bio-inspired technology is beginning to allow flying robots to do far more than capture footage or pictures from the air.
Dr Kovac commented: "It's important that the applications benefit humanity.
"We must take the responsibility to built robots that are beneficial to society and used in an ethical and positive way."
Prof Graham Taylor from the University of Oxford's animal flight group added that engineers still had a long way to go before they were able to achieve the feats that animals were capable of.
"The depth of our understanding of the biological systems greatly exceeds the depth of our ability to exploit the underlying principles in engineered systems," he explained to BBC News. "So whilst the promise is great, it remains early days for the field."

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


With rumors of Google releasing Augmented Reality (AR) glasses by the end of the year, this technology may be closer than we think. AR is essentially the layering of further data on top of the reality we already see. Whether students are wearing Oakley THUMP style glasses or having data sent straight to their AR contact lenses, the educational implications for this technology are huge. We talk about rich media being available in digital textbooks, but imagine having an AR Benjamin Franklin sitting at your desk explaining the Declaration of Independence. The immersive experience that students will enjoy both in and outside the classroom will be amazing.

Thursday, 9 April 2015




This brief presentation covers Constructivist learning theory and its alignment with augmented reality. Brief literature review is included to explain how learners may learn with AR, and several examples of our previous work are included to support the research findings and best practices when using AR for educational purposes.

Sunday, 29 March 2015


The drone (Flewro)will fly up to the top of the coconut tree and will get connected on the starting part of coconut leaves and once the device is connected there it will get locked on the tree automatically and can be controlled using the smart phones in our hand.Then both the robotic hands will start working(just imagine hands of JCB machine) in one of the hand a camera will connected and we can see the coconuts in our mobile phone screen and can operate the other hand with rotating blades and the coconut will fall down easily.›A robotic device that can be connected to a drone or Quadra copter, controlled remotely using a Mobile Phone or a Tablet Computer.Only flying device that is a boon to coconut farmers(not limited to coconuts)Finishes job several times faster than any other method

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A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.And at flewup our dream is to pluck coconuts using smartphones an tablet computers.And finally flewro is the result of this dream.Flying Electronic Wonder Robots (FLEWRO) is a quadcopter drone robot (UAV) .The drone with robotic arms can pluck coconut or dates from their trees. The God’s Own Country, Kerala is blessed with nature’s best, with full of greeneries filled with trees, majority of it contributed by Kera Vrikshas (The Coconut palms).With improved living conditions and new opportunities, traditional way of plucking coconuts has almost vanished and if its available it’s become unbearably expensive. Many kinds of mechanisation is being introduced every day. Not all of them practical and affordable. In this juncture, we are presenting the “flewro” a flying robot to pluck coconuts that is affordable and easy to operate.
The drone can fly to the top of trees which are up to 200 metres and pluck the fruit. This drone can be controlled with mobile app. Camera attached to the drone will stream live visuals to the mobile app using Wi-Fi. The app is capable of recording the camera output shown on the screen to the mobiles memory. The drone can automatically stabilize its flight even during heavy wind with the help of the drone’s in built gyroscope and GPS. Once the drone (FLEWRO) reaches the top tree, the robotic arms starts working. One of the robotic arm tests whether the nut is ripe or not. When the test confirms that the coconut (or any other fruit) is ripe, it notifies the user through the mobile app. The users have option to confirm to pluck or not. When the confirmation to pluck is received from the user, the drone with its secondary arm fitted with sharp razors pluck the fruit. This process is continued until the drone receives order to come back home.


Flying Electronic Wonder Robots (FLEWRO) is a quadcopter drone (UAV) developed by Aliriza Abdul Gaffoor. The drone with robotic arms can pluck coconut or dates from their trees.

How the robotic drone plucks coconut – Working of FLEWRO

FLEWRO-from Flewup technologies – coconut plucking robotic drone
The drone can fly to the top of trees which are up to 200 metres and pluck the fruit. This drone can be controlled with mobile app. Camera attached to the drone will stream live visuals to the mobile app using Wi-Fi. The app is capable of recording the camera output shown on the screen to the mobiles memory. The drone can automatically stabilize its flight even during heavy wind with the help of the drone’s in built gyroscope and GPS.
Once the drone (FLEWRO) reaches the top tree, the robotic arms starts working.  One of the robotic arm tests whether the nut is ripe or not. When the test confirms that the coconut (or any other fruit) is ripe, it notifies the user through the mobile app. The users have option to confirm to pluck or not. When the confirmation to pluck is received from the user, the drone with its secondary arm fitted with sharp razors pluck the fruit. This process is continued until the drone receives order to come back home.


EMIEW2 was developed as part of Hitachi's efforts to create a service robot with diverse communication functions that could safely coexist with humans while conducting necessary services.o ensure agility and safety in an office environment, EMIEW2 was designed to a compact height of 80 cm and a portable weight of 14 kg. Further, to enable harmonious interaction while working with people, EMIEW2 is able to travel at the same speed as humans as well as stop stably. The 2-wheel 6 km/hr high speed feature developed for EMIEW1 is retained in a two 2-wheel mechanism, which enables agile 2-wheel movement, and a wheeled-leg type mechanism was developed to get over floor level differences in the office.

A service robot that work in a office building is required to run over safely an obstacle on a floor, such as a threshold, mattress, or electric cables, therefore, "Active suspension" and "Idling control technology" were built into the leg mechanism of EMIEW 2. "Active suspension" is consisted of a spring and an actuator. The spring absorbs softly a big impact generated by running over a step on floor, and the actuator recovers the inclination of the robot according to the transformation of the spring. Moreover, "Idling control" is a function to control an excessive idling of the wheel by the uncontrollability in the wheel jumping timing when the robot run over the step, and for a steady running to continue after it lands.
To talk with the person in a real office building, the robot is required to recognize accurately human voices with serious noisy condition in which the noises come from upper and lower, right and left, various directions, moreover the robot mechanism becomes a source of the noise. This time, the technologies that suppress the noise efficiently with 14 microphones installed in the head of EMIEW 2 were developed. One of them is a horizontal and vertical voice direction analyzing technology that is able to focus the voice search space efficiently, and another is noise-canceling technology against the noises generated by the robot self. The voice recognition performance has been improved rapidly by these technologies.
with 3D printed parts and Arduino-based electronics, it has never been so easy to hack, extend, or create robots. And it is all open-source!.Poppy is an interdisciplinary platform gathering beginners and experts, scientists, educators, developersand artists, that all share a vision: robots are powerful tools to learn and be creative. The Poppy community develops robotic creations that are easy to build, customise, deploy, and share. We promote open-source by sharing hardware, software, and web tools.



The Poppy platform was initially designed within a publicly funded scientific project (Flowers project-team funded by ERC Grant Explorers, Inria and Région Aquitaine). It targeted to respond jointly to three complementary needs in robotics and cognitive science.
  • Make the body an experimental variable: The properties of the body (shapes, elasticity, distribution of mass, …) have a crucial impact on sensorimotor control, cognitive skills and social interaction. For example, adequate shapes of legs can considerably simplify the acquisition of locomotion. The social and emotional response of a human in front of a robot is also strongly impacted by its body appearance. Thus, a scientific enquiry of the role of the body requires the possibility of fast design, building and experimentation of alternative morphologies. 3D printing and other rapid prototyping techniques now make it possible, and this was leveraged in the design of the Poppy platform.
  • Make scientific output openly accessible, reproducible and cumulative: Robots are often complex systems, and this has so far often resulted in robotics research project which results were relying on either closed platforms, hiding sometimes crucial details, or experiments which cannot be reproduced. This is a barrier to scientific progress. The Poppy platform is a step towards addressing this issue, being accessible both in terms of cost and complexity, and allowing researchers to share hardware and experimental details in addition to code and algorithms;
  • Make scientific output usable outside science labs: A number of research projects in science labs could in principle be reused in educational, FabLab or industrial projects. Yet, the difficulty of accessing information through the formalism of scientific publications is often a strong obstacle. The sharing of experimental materials through the Poppy platform opens new possibilities in this perspective.

How can I use Poppy for my scientific work ?

The Poppy platform allows users to create and modify easily the shape ofrobots. Poppy creatures can also be used directly as reproducible and accessible experimental platforms. For example:
  • Investigate quickly, and at a reasonable cost, various mechanical design for body part such as the leg (see this article), or test several mechanism for the feet (see this article), and study their impact on balance or energy consumption.
  • Explore how different body appearances can impact human-robot interaction, e.g. how humans perceive the movements or the internal state of the robot.
  • Test how autonomous learning algorithms allow a robot to learn how to control new morphologies and interact with objects, such as with the compatible open-source Explauto python library for curiosity-driven learning.

TEDx talk discussing how Poppy opens scientific possibilities to explore the mechanisms of learning and development with open-source baby robots 
Thanks to the availability of simulators, one can also study how skills acquired by the robot in simulation (e.g. through stochastic optimization), can be transferred efficiently to the physical robot.
Poppy is accessible, and other science lab in the world will be able to reproduce your research, and extend it with their own idea. Thanks to the 3D printing technology, off the shelf affordable components, and true open source community, you can have very short cycles of development. Your research can go fast. 

How can I contribute?


There are many ways you can contribute, which include:
  • Investigate your own research question using Poppy and share the source code of the software and hardware to the community such that anyone can reproduce you results and test on their own platform;
  • Create a tutorial on your or our website allowing other researchers to reproduce your experiments;
  • Connect your latest machine learning or control algorithms to the PyPot library so that users in the Poppy community can reuse them for their projects;
  • Submit scientific challenges to the Poppy community;
  • Help others to solve their scientific goals;
Did you ever believe that you can make a humanoid robot at home?
Yes., Now its possible with Plen2.
PLEN2 is a robot kit consisting control boards, servomotors and accessories that you can put together yourself. You do not need any technical knowledge and special tools. What you need to build this robot is just a screwdriver. When you complete it, PLEN2 is approx.7.87in tall and weighs approx.21.16ozwith 18 joints and it is highly maneuverable.

Making humanoid robot at home
PLEN2 is a robot kit consisting control boards, servomotors and accessories that you can put together yourself. You do not need any technical knowledge and special tools. What you need to build this robot is just a screwdriver. When you complete it, PLEN2 is approx.7.87in tall and weighs approx.21.16ozwith 18 joints and it is highly maneuverable.
- Making humanoid robot at home
Making Humanoid at Home
Making Humanoid at Home
3D data for the main components of the robot are provided at free of charge.Thus, using a 3D printer, anyone can customize the data and make their own original parts.
Personalize and expanding its functions
The control board of PLEN2 is an Arduino compatible control. Gadget lovers can easily do some programming and add function to PLEN2.
Control board for ROS MiddleWare are also lined up. Technical experts and researchers will be able to conduct fully-fledged robot development.
What can PLEN2 do for you?
Communicate with others in your place
- PLEN2 is carrying small thing, dancing, and playing football with fellows.PLENs can get together and have all sorts of borderless fun.
Help you grow and improve at exercise and medical situation (rehabilitation)
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation
- You can operate it with your smartphone, PC, and other input methods by sensor devices such as body motions, facial expressions, myogenic signals, brain waves, etc.
various method for controlling
various method for controlling
Help you learn technology
Learn Robot
Learn Robot
- Children can experience the joy of making things themselves whilst learning about the robot's construction.
Children can learn robot with their way.
Children can learn robot with their way.
- Students and grown-ups have the opportunity to learn about programming, machine control, electronic circuits, and design.
PLEN2 Control Board Prototype
PLEN2 Control Board Prototype
PLEN2 Head Board Prototype
PLEN2 Head Board Prototype

- Researchers, engineers and developers can use PLEN2 to perform lots of other helpful functions such as sending images and fetching objects from places they cannot see or get to themselves.  
Size checking for Intel Edison. The Head Board of Developer Edition will have Edison.
Size checking for Intel Edison. The Head Board of Developer Edition will have Edison.

Our vision

Our aim is to open up the relationship between humans and technology through printable and open-source robot kit, ”PLEN2”. We do not believe that robots should replace people but that they should complement our abilities. We strongly believe that scientific technology can enrich everyone in society, if we embrace it in a positive manner. We are very small team. Thus, we need your help to build PLEN2, bring it to the world, and to grow the community. Please support us in our goal for a tomorrow where everyone can make his/her own humanoid robot. Let’s humanize technology!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.Flewro is one such wonder coming soon from flewup.

The term Flewro Stands for Flying Electronic Wonder Robots.Flewro will be a Wireless Infrared IR Flying Robot Robocopter RC Radio Remote Control iPhone iPad iPod Android Tablet Smartphone Controlled Gyroscopic Stability Controled Device.which can even pluck the coconut from coconut tree.And it can be used for 18 different purposes You can fly the device as well as control its camera from your smartphone (connected via Wi-Fi) and receive live images, which can be stored directly on your smartphone.

The drone can fly to the top of trees which are up to 200 metres and pluck the fruit. This drone can be controlled with mobile app. Camera attached to the drone will stream live visuals to the mobile app using Wi-Fi. The app is capable of recording the camera output shown on the screen to the mobiles memory. The drone can automatically stabilize its flight even during heavy wind with the help of the drone’s in built gyroscope and GPS.

Once the drone (FLEWRO) reaches the top tree, the robotic arms starts working.  One of the robotic arm tests whether the nut is ripe or not. When the test confirms that the coconut (or any other fruit) is ripe, it notifies the user through the mobile app. The users have option to confirm to pluck or not. When the confirmation to pluck is received from the user, the drone with its secondary arm fitted with sharp razors pluck the fruit. This process is continued until the drone receives order to come back home.

The man behind the robotic quadcopter drone FLEWRO
Aliriza Abdul Gaffoor is the person behind this innovative product called FLEWRO.  He was lead to the making of this drone to pluck coconut, due to the unavailability for workers to pluck coconut in his native place – Kannur, Kerala, India. His thought was inspired by the remote controlled toy drones available in market. He had this idea in his mind for past two years, now it is going to be launched with the help of Startup village, Kerala.

Aliriza Abdul Gaffoor has formed a company named Flewup Technologies for further development of the robotic drone. Now about 230 engineers are working on this project. CafIT – Calicut is also helping Abdul Gaffoor to complete his dream project. Three major IT companies has already shown interest in FLEWRO technology. It is expected to be launched in market within next 3 years, in a price range which can be afforded by common men.

The future of the robotic quadcopter drone FLEWRO
The drone will be featured with voice based control system soon. This drone can also be used to pluck dates from date palms in middle-east countries. Other than plucking coconut or other fruits from trees, FLEWRO can perform 18 other functions like handling tasks to maintain air conditioners, painting, electrical works etc…of  high rise buildings.