RedTail LiDAR Systems was stood up as a company division to focus on the commercial and government marketing and sale of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) mirror-based light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology. 4D licensed MEMS mirror-based LiDAR technology from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and has successfully brought that technology to market in a high-resolution, lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) 3D mapping system.
4D Robotics was stood up as a company division to focus on the commercial and government marketing and sale of a high-performance unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that has a heavy-lift hydraulic manipulator that can lift 90 pounds of weight. The UGV developed and sold by 4D is named MRV-1, standing for Modular Robotic Vehicle. The individual components – tracks, manipulator, electronics, and chassis – can all be quickly removed and replaced for customized unmanned system design applications.