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Land, sea, and air unmanned systems research and development at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Hoa G. Nguyen, Robin Laird, Greg Kogut, John Andrews, Barbara Fletcher, Todd Webber, Rich Arrieta, H. R. Everett, Grant R. Gerhart, Douglas W. Gage, Charles M. Shoemaker
2009 Unmanned Systems Technology XI  
Technology thrusts include improving robotic intelligence and functionality, autonomous navigation and world modeling in urban environments, extended operational range of small teleoperated UGVs, enhanced  ...  human-robot interaction, and incorporation of remotely operated weapon systems.  ...  development and integration. 15 MDARS initially had an interior (warehouse) mission and an exterior (depot) mission, but the interior application was put in abeyance in the late 1990's due to a lack  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.818994 fatcat:5sxmhxuffbgbphkdq6dexcidnm

ISME activity on the use of Autonomous Surface and Underwater Vehicles for acoustic surveys at sea

Gianluca Antonelli, Filippo Arrichiello, Andrea Caiti, Giuseppe Casalino, Daniela De Palma, Giovanni Indiveri, Matteo Razzanelli, Lorenzo Pollini, Enrico Simetti
Such activities, performed in the framework of the H2020 European project WiMUST, include the development of technologies and algorithms for Autonomous Surface Crafts and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  ...  <p class="Abstract"><span lang="EN-US">The paper presents an overview of the recent and ongoing research activities of the Italian Interuniversity Center on Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment  ...  The two hulls are fixed together thanks to two carbon fiber bars, which pass through the two hulls below the deck line, and are fixed on both the interior and exterior of the catamaran.  ... 
doi:10.21014/acta_imeko.v7i2.539 fatcat:dsclbi6ulrarbiaamioonv5g24

Enhancing functionality and autonomy in man-portable robots

E. B. Pacis, Hobart R. Everett, Nathan Farrington, D. J. Bruemmer, Grant R. Gerhart, Chuck M. Shoemaker, Douglas W. Gage
2004 Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VI  
Current man-portable robotic systems are too heavy for troops to pack during extended missions in rugged terrain and typically require more user support than can be justified by their limited return in  ...  and, hence, the number of units deployed by the user.  ...  The guarded motion capabilities are based on a continuous assessment of available power, as well as the validity of sensor data.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.553020 fatcat:kitxb6sh4rdzxcek5ufvh3ptvm

Symbiotic System of Systems Design for Safe and Resilient Autonomous Robotics in Offshore Wind Farms [article]

Daniel Mitchell, Jamie Blanche, Osama Zaki, Joshua Roe, Leo Kong, Samuel Harper, Valentin Robu, Theodore Lim, David Flynn
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Barriers to Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) robotics include operational safety compliance and resilience, inhibiting the commercialization of autonomous services offshore.  ...  for autonomous adaptive mission planning and situation reporting to a remote operator.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was funded by the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub [EP/R026173/1], EPSRC Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy (HOME) from Offshore Wind  ... 
arXiv:2101.09491v3 fatcat:wndjigo2gfaavksx5hxihfvjsm

Symbiotic System of Systems Design for Safe and Resilient Autonomous Robotics in Offshore Wind Farms

Daniel Mitchell, Jamie Blanche, Osama Zaki, Joshua Roe, Leo Kong, Samuel Harper, Valentin Robu, Theodore Lim, David Flynn
2021 IEEE Access  
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was funded by the Offshore Robotics for the Certification of Assets (ORCA) Hub [EP/R026173/1], EPSRC Holistic Operation and Maintenance for Energy (HOME) from Offshore Wind  ...  Farms and supported by MicroSense Technologies Ltd (MTL) in the provision of their patented microwave FMCW sensing technology (PCT/GB2017/053275) and decommissioned wind turbine blade section.  ...  of wind turbine blades.  Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) enabling autonomous cargo transfer via handling systems, logistics management and system analytics.  Crawler robots to inspect wind turbine exteriors  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3117727 fatcat:oqabgsb7wrbkjbntkzvftxyd4q

Developing technological synergies between deep-sea and space research

Jacopo Aguzzi, Sascha Flögel, Simone Marini, Laurenz Thomsen, Jan Albiez, Peter Weiss, Giacomo Picardi, Marcello Calisti, Sergio Stefanni, Luca Mirimin, Fabrizio Vecchi, Cecilia Laschi (+9 others)
2022 Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene  
Recent advances in robotic design, autonomy and sensor integration create solutions for the exploration of deep-sea environments, transferable to the oceans of icy moons.  ...  Marine platforms do not yet have the mission autonomy capacity of their space counterparts (e.g., the state of the art Mars Perseverance rover mission), although different levels of autonomous navigation  ...  All authors contributed equally to the preparation, writing, and editing of the draft and/or revised this article and approved the submitted version for publication.  ... 
doi:10.1525/elementa.2021.00064 fatcat:nx6duavfkjfbderwx54gjcbula

From Bioinspiration to Computer Generation: Developments in Autonomous Soft Robot Design

Joshua Pinskier, David Howard
2021 Advanced Intelligent Systems  
Nevertheless, in the absence of accurate analytical models and efficient simulation tools, soft robot design remains a primarily manual process in which models are heuristically designed and experimentally  ...  of soft grasping and soft locomotion, soft robots have the potential to revolutionize robotics operating in uncertain, confined, and fragile environments, for example, fruit picking, human assistance,  ...  [119] A projection technique is developed which avoids the formation of holes in the solid material layer by forming a solid boundary between interior and exterior regions.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aisy.202100086 fatcat:jlazieflsjdy3gwydrc5u4vq2u

A Review: Challenges and Opportunities for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in the Offshore Wind Sector [article]

Daniel Mitchell, Jamie Blanche, Sam Harper, Theodore Lim, Ranjeetkumar Gupta, Osama Zaki, Wenshuo Tang, Valentin Robu, Simon Watson, David Flynn
2021 arXiv   pre-print
, the need for digital architectures for scalability in autonomous fleets, adaptive mission planning for resilient resident operations and optimization of human machine interaction for trusted partnerships  ...  This paper presents one of the first systematic reviews of RAI for the offshore renewable energy sector.  ...  The development of such control algorithms will be refined through an iterative and gradual process of laboratory testing, simulation and incremental field deployment and validation. 3.  ... 
arXiv:2112.06620v1 fatcat:xvmuedlcrjbqzdlpjqziyzbbra

Conference Digest

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
The Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), a collection of environmental sensors carried by the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, is capable  ...  of measuring Martian air temperature, wind speed, atmospheric pressure, and local magnetic fields.  ...  This in contrast with typical autonomous systems or Brute-Force Autonomy (BFA) strategies that consists of considering all possible cases for autonomous decisions and applying those specific strategies  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172613 fatcat:ioqf5ijrx5gvffu3ls34aa2nsq

Automotive Intelligence Embedded in Electric Connected Autonomous and Shared Vehicles Technology for Sustainable Green Mobility

Ovidiu Vermesan, Reiner John, Patrick Pype, Gerardo Daalderop, Kai Kriegel, Gerhard Mitic, Vincent Lorentz, Roy Bahr, Hans Erik Sand, Steffen Bockrath, Stefan Waldhör
2021 Frontiers in Future Transportation  
architectures and the role of AI techniques and methods to implement the different autonomous driving and optimization functions for sustainable green mobility.  ...  The automotive sector digitalization accelerates the technology convergence of perception, computing processing, connectivity, propulsion, and data fusion for electric connected autonomous and shared (  ...  Interior/exterior lighting, headlights are automatically customized for weather conditions, or the presence of oncoming traffic providing areas for passengers to sleep or read or watch a video, with dashboard  ... 
doi:10.3389/ffutr.2021.688482 fatcat:3yr2mvmoanadxpk6zcbgbtjiy4

Visual detection of vehicles using a bag-of-features approach

Pedro Pinto, Ana Tome, Vitor Santos
2013 2013 13th International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems  
works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.  ...  Personal use of this material is permitted.  ...  Chauhan, and L. Lopes for the technical support and help. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors acknowledge the major support given by the ISEP-IPP Institution and by the INESC TEC, to this project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robotica.2013.6623539 fatcat:ialsxj53yzfkfe5f766krtkkrq

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
2015 Zenodo  
-Develop models and simulation capability for testing, analysis, and validation of planning and assessment components.  ...  and construction of autonomous technology, and human-robot interaction.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1215366 fatcat:cqn5tyfixjanzp5x3tgfkpedri

Using an Automated Heterogeneous Robotic System for Radiation Surveys [article]

Petr Gabrlik, Tomas Lazna, Tomas Jilek, Petr Sladek, Ludek Zalud
2020 arXiv   pre-print
This article presents a multi-robotic system designed for highly automated radiation mapping and source localization.  ...  To accomplish these tasks, we designed numerous methods and data processing algorithms to facilitate, for example, digital elevation model (DEM)-based terrain following for the UAS, automatic selection  ...  We thank NUVIA, a.s. for the instrumentation support and the Air Force and Air Defence Military Technical Institute for the cooperation and provision of the UAS.  ... 
arXiv:2006.16066v1 fatcat:utabpkltlrgvpob6eg3s2k5geq

UAV in the advent of the twenties: Where we stand and what is next

F. Nex, C. Armenakis, M. Cramer, D.A. Cucci, M. Gerke, E. Honkavaara, A. Kukko, C. Persello, J. Skaloud
2022 ISPRS journal of photogrammetry and remote sensing (Print)  
Hardware developments, navigation and acquisition strategies, and emerging solutions for data processing in innovative applications are considered in this analysis.  ...  The aim of this paper is to (i) review best practices for the use of UAVs for remote sensing and mapping applications and (ii) report on current trends -including adjacent domains -for UAV use and discuss  ...  Acknowledgments This contribution was partially supported by the Swiss National Foundation and in affiliation to the Academy of Finland Flagship Forest-Human-Machine Interplay -Building Resilience, Redefining  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2021.12.006 fatcat:2fes3xk5wrafxklh6y4skshqla

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
2014 Zenodo  
The budget request details the proposed investments $80 million to develop new sets of tools for imaging and analytics of neural and synaptic brain activities that will improve diagnosis and care of wounded  ...  Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS)) and better data management.  ...  FY 2013 Accomplishments: -Completed development of humanoid robot platform for algorithm testing during DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials. -Developed and validated robot simulation system.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1215345 fatcat:fjzhmynqjbaafk67q2ckcblj2m
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