Development of hardware and software can be a nightmare. The probability of a project finishing on time and on budget is slim. Wasted development time quickly adds up, resulting in expensive hardware that doesn’t do the job properly.
We work with mining and agriculture industry professionals who:
- Are unsure what technical steps need to be taken and when.
- Want to be part of the development process but don’t know how to get to the next stage.
- Are unclear on the risks.
- Don’t know if the idea is technically going to work.
- Fear spending all their money for no result and being unable to explain why.
- Don’t understand what the technical team is working on or what problem they are trying to solve.
The key issues
Hardware is hard
Hardware development is slow, with testing often only possible after each part has been produced. Oftentimes, development can actually be solving the wrong problem.
Software is uncertain
Developing software for yet-to-be-proven hardware can be like shooting an arrow at a moving target.
Challenges in hardware and software projects combined with decisions made on unvalidated assumptions can result in the wrong problem being solved at the wrong time.
Your Practical Prototype Development
The most efficient way to develop a combined hardware and software prototype is to demonstrate combined functionality as soon as possible.
The Robotic Systems Practical Prototype Development method (The Method) is an accelerated path to profitable new technology at the lowest cost.
The Method’s aim is to scale your impact by turning your practical experience into machines that don’t sleep, helping you quickly turn your practical ideas into profitable new machines that you own the rights to.
The benefits of the Method include:
- Fewer steps to complete a prototype, dramatically minimising development costs.
- Keeping focus on the most important problem to solve, through a clear and understandable roadmap which is then tracked and communicated to the team.
- Fixed costs can be broken into micro stages that will either deliver a result or a clear reason for failure.
- Keeps the development team focused on the fewest steps to a commercial outcome.