by Ben Fisher
In Qualcomm’s quest to shape the future of robotics, the US-based semi-conductor juggernaut acquired KMel Robotics last week for an undisclosed sum.
Alex Kushleyev and Daniel Mellinger founded KMel Robotics in late 2011 after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. The duo have become renowned for their flying quads, attracting Lexus as a client to develop ground breaking visual displays like Amazing In Motion. It is without a doubt that the pair have become experts in the field of hardware design, high performance control and complete systems capable of autonomous operation.
Their website no longer displays the catalog of research projects they have achieved, but displays this message instead:
"KMel Robotics is proud to announce its acquisition by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. on February 2, 2015.
We are extremely excited to become part of the Qualcomm team and look forward to bringing aerial robotics to the next level together.
Alex Kushleyev and Daniel Mellinger"