EASE is a small hovering robot designed for operating in close quarters where wireless and GPS signals are limited. Applications include surveillance, search and rescue, and infrastructure inspection.
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EASE stands for Extreme Access System for Entry.
The EASE concept was originally conceived by CyPhy Works engineer Sam Johnson. The product architecture and EASE airframe design were developed by Jason Walker and the CyPhy team. Founded by Helen Greiner, CyPhy Works collaborated with a team at Georgia Institute of Technology to develop the control system and machine vision technology to enable indoor flight. CyPhy's unique idea was adding a tether to its drone. The microfilament would provide a constant source of power to the drone, allowing it to stay aloft much longer than if it were using a battery. CyPhy Works shut down in 2019.