In 2014 Avular started with a team of three, we now have a multi-disciplinary team of 20. Avular is growing in a fast pace and our product portfolio is growing with us. Reason enough for PetaCrunch to interview our CEO and founder Albert Maas to talk about Avular’s achievements so far and plans for the future.
How it all started
“Avular started in 2014 as a spin-off from the technical university of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. With knowledge of control technology and mechanical engineering, we started creating drones for agriculture inspections, aiming for better yield and a more sustainable life. We then created more drones for other purposes, such as industrial inspections. This led to us creating the ultimate drone that can be altered and specified for all kinds of purposes: the Aerial Curiosity. With our extensive knowledge of what it takes to create mobile robots, we have since developed several tools that enable our customers to create these robots themselves. We use the same tools, such as our computer brains, to provide complete solutions for clients. Together, we make mobile robot applications a reality.” says Albert Maas.
Achievements so far
Albert continues: “In 2014 we started with a team of three, we now have a multi-disciplinary team of 20. After an investment from Lumipol we moved into our new office in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and we have updated our current business model. From only creating industrial drones, to also delivering engineering services and creating products that enable our customers to create their own mobile robots.
With now more than four different types of drones, a riding platform, several localization systems and our computer brains, we’ve broadened our product portfolio extensively. But still with the same purpose in mind: to enable our customers to create an autonomous robot.”
Plans for the next 2-3 years
“For the next couple of years, we plan on becoming the leading player in delivering all tools (consisting of controllers, software and localization) required for mobile robotics.” Albert explains, “and for customers who don’t have resources to build them, we offer services to make robots for them. We plan on developing more robust, high-quality products to make mobile robot applications accessible to everyone. Furthermore, we plan on creating a safe infrastructureless navigation solution for mobile robotics.”
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