About Tyto Robotics

Tyto Robotics has been the world leader in electric propulsion testing for nearly a decade, manufacturing several varieties of test stands that fully characterize brushless motors and propellers for UAVs and eVTOL aircraft.

These test stands are of the highest quality and have the highest precision of any stand on the market, so customers can have confidence in the data they acquire. This level of excellence has been achieved through a focus on accuracy, calibration, smart design, and years of experience.

Thousands of companies in over 80 countries across the globe have benefited from Tyto Robotics products and software. We serve the most innovative companies and research centers in the world to create a smarter and greener future.

nasa logo
aurora flight sciences boeing logo
department of usa army logo
airbus helicopters logo
volocopter logo
georgia institute of technology logo
volans-i logo
quantum systems logo

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide drone designers with the best professional testing equipment for optimizing their propulsion systems.

rcbenchmark thrust stand

Our History

Tyto Robotics (formerly RCbenchmark) is a Canadian aerospace company located in Gatineau, Quebec. The company was created by two Master's students from the University of Ottawa in 2014. Since then, the company has grown significantly, offering a full line of products to thousands of customers worldwide.


During their Master’s thesis, Charles and Dominic designed a small reconnaissance drone helicopter. They encountered a big challenge: their flight time was very low due to the drone's inefficient propulsion system. In order to improve their helicopter’s performance, they designed a test stand capable of measuring both the thrust and the torque generated by the propeller. They tested different combinations of brushless motors and propellers until they came up with a much better electric propulsion system. The increased efficiency of the drivetrain ended up doubling their flight time!


After their success, many colleagues showed interest in their invention and they realized that UAV designers needed tools like theirs. Tyto Robotics was born a few months later and has since become the world leader in UAV propulsion testing. The company now offers a wide range of professional testing tools for all sizes of UAVs. Thousands of companies around the world have benefited from their products, from new start-ups to large companies alike.

Our Team

  • Charles Blouin
    Charles Blouin

    CO-FOUNDER, CEO

  • Dominic Robillard
    Dominic Robillard

    CO-FOUNDER, CTO

  • Baiyun Tang
    Baiyun Tang

    MECHANICAL DESIGNER

  • Joffrey Ferry
    Joffrey Ferry

    DISTRIBUTION AND
    SALES MANAGER

  • Wanda Sellon
    Wanda Sellon

    PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

  • auren Nagel
    Lauren Nagel

    MARKETING
    MANAGER

  • Erwan Labadie
    Erwan Labadie

    MECHANICAL DESIGNER
    & PRODUCTION PLANNER

  • Sebastian Anto
    Sebastian Anto

    SALES - INDIA

  • Yomna Abdalla

    ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

  • Nicholas Fellion

    ELECTRONICS AND PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN

Search