RobotShop, a company that provides personal, domestic and professional robots, development platforms, kits and specialized robotic parts, has acquired DiaLFonZo-Copter, a Canadian firm that designs and produces multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) copters.
‘Combining RobotShop's online presence, sales force, manufacturing expertise and global logistics with DiaLFonZo-Copter's experience in unmanned aerial vehicles will allow the Lynxmotion brand to extend its reach significantly,’ says Mario Tremblay, CEO of RobotShop.
RobotShop bought Lynxmotion, a manufacturer of educational robot kits, last year. The company was focused on ground-based unmanned vehicles, so the DiaLFonZo-Copter acquisition will expand RobotShop's portfolio into UAVs, as well.
‘There is a long list of exciting possibilities for drones in the near future, and we are very excited to bring in new talent like Eric Nantel (a.k.a. ‘DiaLFonZo’) to help us in this venture,’ Tremblay adds.
Nantel will lead Lynxmotion's new UAV division.