Astral AR

Neuromechanical Holoportation Drones

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Limited mass customization robotically enhanced neuromechanical holoportation UAV / UAS platform

#Astral AR didn't just solve a problem. We invented an Industry.

We build the world's only robotically-enhanced neuromechanical aeronautical holoportation UAV - the ability for a drone pilot to be in two places at once.

Astral AR's integrated system creates intuitive drone piloting, effortlessly. The pilot thinks "Turn Right/Bank Left/Elevate/Drop" with a small gesture emphasis, and the drone flies by mental command. This is mind-flown flight. We combine biometric feedback devices (the Emotiv Insight EEG headpiece with a Thalmic Myo armband) with augmented reality smartglasses - reserving gesture tracking for control of the drone's robotic components.

Our combination of hyperspectral sensors for computer visualization and robotics components allow pilots to physically interact with the drone's remote environment thanks to integration with biometrics sensors that track conscious thought in the form of distinct words to control much of the drone's navigation.

Most of our drones support shared reality duolocation (gestures that "physically" interact with the holographic representation of the drone's reality causes the drone to perform corresponding robotic motion.) We have a consumer-facing product which is basically just the piloting system; our commercial drones are more of interest to professional security agencies and surveyors.

Our prosumer platform supports hobbyists. drone-photogs, and drone-prix racers to go to a new realm of piloting for max fun, a realm that is the bleeding edge of unmanned aerial vehicles.

We've also designed for limited mass customization for commercial applications across industries, allowing us to change around handful of robotic components and sensors with minimal engineering overhead to produce an entirely new vertical or product addressing a new market. Our realtime drone-solutions address real world challenges like Public Safety, Search & Rescue, Industrial Worker Safety, Environmental Remediation, and World Heritage Site protection.

But wait, there's MORE:

Our Medusa drone swarms.... Astral AR's version of the Captain America shield:

Our Medusa drone fleet combined with our special EMP generation creates a flying force field that stops bullets/mass shooters, groups of people - such as sports stadium tramplers (without pain or injury), and incoming rocket fire. (Yes, you read that right). Medusa “conditions” air before charging it — to ensure a maintained anionic field and does not require laser shaping. Medusa’s swarm viability depends on academic access to beta-voltaic atomic battery research by The Singularity, Inc. which is expected as early as Summer 2016.

Demo Vid:

Astral AR Technical Founder & CEO Leah Lasalla and Co-founder Jose De La Placa Amigo, Company Intro:

A new short video introducing our commercial wide-area Search & Rescue drones:

Astral AR. Because the world needs this.

The latest stories in the media about ASTRAL AR and our partner DRONE MEDIA. Photo of Craig Davidenko of Drone Media at #CascadiaRising in June 2016.

Craig Davidenko from Drone Media at #CascadiaRising


WTGS FOX 28 (Savannah):


We are busy at work and doing the following:

Envisioning a world w/ #AR & #holoportation! Woman-created,!
Dream big! #dronesforgood

Exciting for #UAVTechnology! Racing is cool! Go to to see us at work! @DroneRaceLeague

At, we are at the drawing board figuring out #dronesforgood! Search and Rescue, Firefighting, Lifesaving, Security!

In #HubAustin a course in #AR / #VR development for #HoloLens on 10/6! #OpenSorceress is instructor. Sign up now!


Hardware hacking in Houston - preparing for Vashon, May 2016.

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Prototyping the new base platform.

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With the router. Preparing the prototype.

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Randall with the table saw in the workshop. Prototype!

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  • 1 × Microsoft Holo Lens Biometric device for neuromechanical interface
  • 1 × Emotiv Insight
  • 1 × Intel ZR300
  • 1 × Intel Curie Electronic Components / Misc. Electronic Components

  • Vashon Island - Presentation

    Leah LaSalla07/24/2016 at 17:39 0 comments

  • New Prototype Platform Flight Test

    Leah LaSalla07/22/2016 at 19:03 0 comments


    Video coming soon!

  • The New Platform

    Leah LaSalla07/22/2016 at 00:32 0 comments

    The new drone platform prototype is finally finished - Joe and Randall are testing it tonight.

    Joe expects it to top 130 mph and lift 15kg.

    If he's right, we'll post a video of it bowling with a 16lb bowling ball.

  • Drone Delivery Systems - USPS and FAA

    Leah LaSalla05/23/2016 at 17:00 1 comment

    We can do it - build the drone interface with the necessary range, small cargo payload and aerial acrobatic precision to serve the new lockable, solar-powered mailbox destination drones.

  • Living on a Prayer - Preparing for the FEMA Demo

    Leah LaSalla05/17/2016 at 23:25 2 comments

    So we're overcoming the Great Hardware SNAFU of 2016. Not going to embarrass anyone by naming but we put more trust in our former partners than we should have. In hindsight, this was a terrible decision; the drone we received (four months late) is nothing like the drone we thought we purchased. Down to the wire with the FEMA demo - we need to get to Seattle and we should be leaving no later than this time next week.

    I have a plan to get the capital to get us there, and a plan to pay that back. We won't be able to demo a lot of what we anticipated but there'll be other functionality perhaps more immediately useful that we didn't expect to have gotten to: shared holographic instance viewing, for example.

    Here goes everything - wish us luck...

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Leah LaSalla wrote 07/01/2016 at 19:30 point

Our HoloLens arrives next week.

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Leah LaSalla wrote 06/24/2016 at 21:22 point

Just wait til you see the new prototype. It does over 130mph and carries over 15Kg...

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Anita Stewart wrote 06/25/2016 at 14:29 point

Can't wait! Will we have specs soon?

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Anita Stewart wrote 06/24/2016 at 03:53 point

Making our work harder, faster, smarter, more efficient and will benefit humankind all at one time! 

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cc5050m wrote 06/24/2016 at 03:48 point

This is a brilliant concept, and I really do think it will change the way *so* many things are being done now.  There are probably applications that haven't even been dreamed of.  I want one of these, just to experience the thrill.  Aerobatics without the plane! Wow, just wow. 

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Mary Ceallaigh wrote 06/24/2016 at 01:49 point

This changes everything - that's what's hard for people to grok at first.  Shared-reality piloting... from drone prix racing UX for hobbyists to commercial applications maximizing Search & Rescue.   Mind-flown drones are... mind-boggling.

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