Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters? It looks like it.
As the year ends we were wondering what 2016 had in store so we’ve been scanning the trademarks being registered for new products and have spotted a few from DJI, the most interesting of which is RoboMasters, which will be branded with an R logo with a lightening bolt design.
The RoboMaster is a car/rover which is an RC ground vehicle which likely has some autonomous capability, given the open source community in Arducopter for example, supports rover and multicopter configurations in the same flight controller, it’s probably no surprise that DJI would consider this market too.
Earlier in the year DJI’s CEO, Frank Wang demonstrated the RoboMasters concept cars, but there was no hint these would be sold to consumers, now with the trademarks being registered it looks to be certain given DJI have released the products they’ve trademarked to date. The trademark is clearly visible on RoboMasters car and matches the one registered. RoboMasters is the also the name of a competition DJI runs for a robotic events.
The description filed for RoboMasters reads:
Robots for personal, educational and hobby use and structural parts therefor; cameras; batteries; kits for making robots for personal or hobby use; data processing apparatus; measuring apparatus; electric devices with remote control signal; printed circuits; remote control devices; electro-dynamic apparatus for the remote control of signals; stands for photographic apparatus; audio- and video- receivers; downloadable software for robotics development and operation; downloadable software, namely, video games; gimbal heads; detectors; laser guide instruments; navigational instruments; optical lenses; speed checking apparatus for vehicles; tilting heads for cameras; tripods for cameras
The filings can be read in full here: