Quadrotors. KMel Robotics

KMel Robotics. The company was founded in late 2011 by Alex Kushleyev and Daniel Mellinger, graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, experts in hardware design and high-performance control and we focus on developing high-end research platforms that push the limits of experimental robotics. We work closely with various institutions (including universities) and support their research work and other applications. We develop everything from low-level hardware to complete systems, capable of autonomous operation.


* Smallest research grade quadrotor
* Light and nimble
* Weight: 75 g
* Payload: 20 g
* Dual communication radios


* Weight: 150 g
* Payload: 70 g
* Dual communication radios
* Optional integrated Ublox GPS
* Optional Gumstix and cameras

* Powerful and agile
* Weight: 600 g
* Payload: 300 g
* Dual communication radios
* 2x STM32 ARM Cortex M3, 72Mhz


* Heavy payload carrying capacity
* Weight: 800 g
* Payload: 1000 g
* Dual communication radios
* 2x STM32 ARM Cortex M3, 72Mhz


  • Vicon (the best motion capture systems)
  • Analog Devices (superb MEMS rate gyroscopes)
  • Murata (outstanding accelerometer sensors)

I stole the “mind-blowing” headline from here, because honestly, what the heck else do you call something like this?. Evan Ackerman IEEE Spectrum

Technical papers about some of the algorithms that we use can be found here.

September 27, 2012. KMel Robotics to feature quadrotors in an art exhibit at IMC Lab in NYC!

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