Who are we?

Arrowonics™ is a multi-drone technology company that grew out of the research group of “Flight Systems and Control” at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies. Over the past 10 years, the research group has been pushing the boundaries of drone control and swarm technology. The research group is led by Professor Hugh H.T. Liu. With specialties in multi-drone formation control and communication, he founded Arrowonics to open up a new area for drone flight focused on art and entertainment.

Arrowonics is also joined by several former graduate students from the Flight Systems and Control Lab as founding members. With a passion for drones, art, and design we are taking imagination to new heights.

 

How long can a show last?

Current battery life allows for 15 minutes per vehicle.  So if all vehicles fly at once, max show time is 15 minutes, but can be extended if vehicles take off at staggered intervals.

 

Where can a show take place?  

Locations typically require a flat takeoff and landing area whose size depends on the number of vehicles. And of course an open area for the flight itself where there are no people below.  

 

How is a show planned?  

We work with clients to design and execute the perfect show for them.

 

Are we insured?

Yes, all shows are fully insured.

 

Are drone light shows safe?

Yes.  All flights are pre-programmed and autonomously flown. Safety measures include a Geo-Tether which creates a boundary limiting any vehicle from flying beyond a maximum safe distance or altitude from the centre of the show.  Rigorous pre-flight simulations, field tests and safety checks are performed before every show.

 

Where do we offer shows?  

We've performed all across our home country of Canada, the US, and the Middle East.  Drone regulations are different around the world, but regardless of where you would like to see a show, get in touch!  We’re more than happy to talk about options.