Anarky Labs. The very name is a striking and unique contrast to the precision and calmness of this most international of teams based in Helsinki who have brought to the market their game-changing industrial technology in the form of the AirHUD for robotics.
So what does it do? Well, I could describe it, but to really absorb its transformational capabilities for robotics operators you have to try it!
The first time I tried it was a couple of years ago when the team was starting out. They had just got their hands on the HoloLens 2, and even then I could sense that something magical was just beyond visual line of sight.
And now, two years later, The Anarky Labs team has brought their early vision onto the horizon thanks to the collective efforts of this most international of Finland-based teams.
Five nationalities and counting, with their multi-talented design, development, testing, project management and marketing abilities have combined to give drone pilots an Augmented Reality-based solution to receive and act on a rich window of real-time information in order to execute their missions.
Ok, so what does that mean? Well, it basically means a dramatic increase in service capability for inspection activities across all industries which now see drones as a business-as-usual tool. And it’s not just industrial use cases. Health and safety, search and rescue, security and inspection of critical infrastructure can yield significant time and cost benefits from deploying AirHUD.
And Anarky Labs has been on a tear recently, traveling the globe in response to demand from organisations eager to shorten the horizon on their business and security challenges.
Co-founders Hannu Lesonen (CEO) and Lassi Immonen (CTO) have attracted rich talent pool to realise their vision, supported by a strong Board, and a Board of Advisors from across industries, including Stephen Sutton, MD of Flyby Guys, who also manage complex drone light shows across the world. So they know what they are looking for when it comes to AR for drone pilots! Disclosure, I am also on the Advisory team of Anarky Labs.
As remote inspections of critical infrastructure, agriculture and security demands accelerate, innovation has to keep pace, and a great example of it can be seen through the lens of Anarky Labs.
Once you see through the AirHUD, you will believe it!