Flying taxi in smart city

With the help of our experiment we’d like to demonstrate how it’s possible to do via organization of machine-to-machine economic interaction.

Flying taxi in smart city
The goal:
Demonstration of interaction between smart devices during providing services for humans

Works under performance:
Testing Robonomics’ communication stack communication stackmodules, which provide contracts award and payments between robots

Current status:
Preparation of pilot project

Starting date:
Winter 2017

Expected end date:
Autumn 2018

Project coordinators:
Alexander Kapitonov, Andrey Morozov

Contact email:
research@aira.life

Organization of autonomous flights in smart city opens opportunities for machine-to-machine economic interaction. The first goal of this experiment realization is to demonstrate that it’s possible to provide security of flight along the route through data buying from smart city sensors. The second goal is to organize charging payment on the private house roofs and direct contract liability award between a flying taxi and a user.

The first example of robonomics idea was a smart contract for hiring a drone. It was realized in November 2015 by Airalab team. As a result of this experiment the independent project called Drone Employee was born. Drone Employee suggests to use Blockchain technology for UAVs market.

2 years later Airalab and Drone Employee in cooperation with colleagues from SimLabs and Innopolis University started their common work on an integrated experiment in the sphere of autonomous passenger transportation in the city.

Our experience suggests that the problem of organization an affordable for client transportation by air service will require deep integration of flying taxi service into smart city infrastructure. With the help of our experiment we’d like to demonstrate how it’s possible to do via organization of machine-to-machine economic interaction.

We consider the scenario of ordering a flying taxi to an airport to transport a passenger to a hotel in the city. Supply chain of demonstrated service will consist of the next steps:

  1. Contract award between a user and flying taxi service.
  2. Independent provision of necessary for route data buying by UAV.
  3. Route publication in Ethereum Blockchain.
  4. Providing an access to account via cryptokey.
  5. Flight accomplishing with further charging buying on the nearest roof at a good price suggestion.

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