UC and VISIMO Receive NASA Grant for Drone AI Development #drone #droneday

Researchers plan to create testing environments that will help assess autonomous navigation:

According to the grant application, the simulations will help put the artificial intelligence to the test in situations that feature cascading faileres in emergency situations such as a sudden storm that knocks out a drone’s sensor or cameras.

The project aims to create a testing environment that can certify that algorithms used in autonomous drone flight are safe to use in the national airspace. It also will develop tools to validate the algorithms used in autonomous flight for prognostics, vehicle health, sensor fusion, decision-making and cooperative planning.

According to VISIMO, the project could benefit applications for telehealth, search and rescue, delivery and agriculture.

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