ABOUT US

MISSION

Our mission is to position our customers as leaders in their industry, by offering dependable and customizable solutions that help increase their productivity, efficiency and enhance the quality of their work and deliverables.

 

We believe in making UAV technology more affordable, robust and easier to control, with the assurance to deliver unparalleled performance and consistency, in every mission.

VISION

We deliver UAV technology and services designed for confidence, reliability and performance across North America.

 

We are dedicated to elevating safety by providing products & services that are crafted with the highest standards in aerial robotics.

 

We constantly innovate by developing and integrating the robotics of tomorrow into our products and processes.

VALUES

INNOVATION

As proud as we are of the solutions we currently offer, we constantly strive to redefine the standard of excellence in everything we do. Therefore, we are open to ideas that challenge conventional views and drive innovation. The only constant in life is change.

INTEGRITY

All our actions and decisions are guided by our unwavering commitment to honesty,  trust, transparency and mutual respect. Ensuring the quality, safety and efficacy of our products and services is of utmost priority.

COLLABORATION

We continually foster collaboration as shared goals and mutual support lead to greater success. Through collaboration we multiply our contribution, it is the foundation on which we build a positive and fulfilling environment for ourselves, our clients and our partners.

STORY

THE FOUNDERS

Charles Brunelle,

Guillaume Charland-Arcand, 

Pascal Chiva-Bernard

The three co-founders have decided to combine their expertise in aerial robotics and software design, with their desire to push the industry’s boundaries while creating accessible UAV solutions.

KEY PLAYER

Thanks to our indispensable role in various commercial and civil aircraft development projects, ARA Robotics has built a solid reputation within the industrial aerospace sector.

Long term client and manufacturer partnerships, and our leading-edge expertise have made us a key player in the North American UAV industry.

 

We strive to push the industry’s boundaries by constantly integrating new technologies to continuously improve UAV’s reliability and accuracy.

R & D

Working closely with research laboratories and businesses,  ARA Robotics collaborates in North American technological research projects focusing on advanced aircraft control,  accuracy, and reliability of inertial navigation solutions coupled with different sensors, as well as software to manage UAVs and their data.

MONTREAL

Montréal is a major world aerospace center, a world-class industry hub featuring the likes of Bombardier, Bell Flight Textron, CAE, Pratt & Whitney and more than 200 specialized companies. Montréal is well-known to be a leader in the technology and creative sectors. The city saw 3.6 percent job growth in 2017, putting it in the top spot among cities in Canada and the United States. A lot of work is being done in VR/AR, gaming, artificial intelligence, machine learning and app development.

Montréal is located in the heart of a vast free-trade zone governed by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with a market of about 500 million consumers.

Montréal is just a 90-minute flight from other major business centers like Boston and New York City, and less than an hour’s drive from the U.S. border. As an added bonus, Montreal is a cosmopolitan city that is considered the cultural capital of Canada.

IN THE PRESS

3D MODEL OF MONTREAL PORT USING VR & DRONE TECHNOLOGY

The recent closure of Gatwick Airport because of drones has made many look to the skies with suspicion.

However, the technology is actually being used more and more by companies and organizations to do more than disrupt – like at the Port of Montreal.

As the gold-headed cane was proudly displayed for the 180th year in a row at the Port of Montreal, so was something newer – a 3D virtual model of the entire facility. […]

01/05/2019

ARA ROBOTICS CONQUERING THE SKY

While self-driving cars are making the headlines for autonomous technology, ARA Robotics, a company founded by three young engineering graduates, is working to make drones fly on their own safely, with minimum intervention.

“Efficiency, precision and reliability.” Those are the three attributes that ARA Robotique wishes to bring to the drone industry with its flagship innovation: an autopilot software called Skymate. Launched after three full years of research and development, Skymate actually consists of a controller that allows the craft to take off, fly, change course and land, all safely and without human intervention. […]

05/23/2019

ARA ROBOTICS RELEASES SURVEY-GRADE RTK, PPK AND DUAL ANTENNA

ARA Robotics, a Canadian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology leader, has announced its line of advanced survey-grade UAV accessories, available with the Skymate series.

The Skymate line of accessories offers competitive performance and ease of integration to multirotor UAV configurations of all types, weights and sizes. 

 

The RTK kit is essential for commercial and industrial applications, ensuring the highest level of precision by delivering direct georeferencing and centimeter-level precision positioning. […]

09/28/2018

ARA ROBOTICS UNVEIL SKYMATE

ARA Robotics, a Canadian UAV technology leader, is proud to unveil SKYMATE.

 

SKYMATE is a revolutionary commercial flight controller built for multirotor UAV configurations, dedicated to industrial applications such as 2D/3D aerial inspection and mapping. With many years of flight validation in harsh Canadian weather, ARA Robotics has proven its product’s reliability across multiple recognized companies, including aerospace giants. SKYMATEtm is now ready to respond to industry needs internationally.  […]

04/24/2018

DEVELOPMENT OF BELL’S HYDRA MOVING FORWARD

When Mitch Snyder, CEO of Bell Helicopter, unveiled the FCX-001 concept aircraft at Heli-Expo last year, he also revealed the creation of an innovation team to “explore ideas ahead of their time.” […]

 

For the autopilot system, Bell is working with ARA Robotique, a Montreal start-up with a strategic association to the École de technologie supérieure de Montréal. The partnership has benefited both parties, providing ARA access to other companies in the aerospace sector and Bell with an advanced skill set not resident in-house.  […]

02/02/2018

(French Only) REPOUSSER LES LIMITES DES DRONES 

Pascal Chiva-Bernard, Charles Brunelle et Guillaume Charland-Arcand partagent une passion pour les drones.

C'est d'ailleurs dans le club Dronolab de l'École de technologie supérieure (ETS) qu'ils se sont rencontrés. Après avoir participé à des compétitions, ils ont conçu SKYMATE, un système d'autopilotage. « On a créé une technologie qui permet au drone de suivre une trajectoire préprogrammée. Ce qui le rend plus autonome », explique Guillaume Charland-Arcand, l'ingénieur du groupe.  […]

10/09/2018

(French Only) LES NOUVEAUX MAÎTRES DU CIEL

Le Québec regorge d’entrepreneurs passionnés qui tentent de mettre à profit une idée ou un concept novateur. Chaque semaine, Le Devoir vous emmène à la rencontre de gens visionnaires, dont les ambitions pourraient transformer votre quotidien. Aujourd’hui, des diplômés de l’École de technologie supérieure qui veulent repousser les limites de l’automatisation des drones.

 

L’histoire d’Ara robotique, cette entreprise qui aspire aujourd’hui à devenir une référence internationale dans le monde du drone commercial et industriel, est d’abord et avant tout celle d’un heureux concours de circonstances.  […]

02/18/2017

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