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The ALS project: lessons learned
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Paper Abstract

In support of Canadian Forces transformation, Defence R&D Canada (DRDC) has established an ongoing program to develop machine intelligence for semi-autonomous vehicles and systems. Focussing on mine clearance and remote scouting for over a decade, DRDC Suffield has developed numerous UGVs controlled remotely over point-to-point radio links. Though this strategy removes personnel from potential danger, DRDC recognized that human factors and communications bandwidth limit teleoperation and that only networked, autonomous unmanned systems can conserve these valuable resources. This paper describes the outcome of the first autonomy project, Autonomous Land Systems (ALS), designed to demonstrate basic autonomous multivehicle land capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 62300G (9 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.669528
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Simon Monckton, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Jack Collier, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Jared Giesbrecht, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Greg Broten, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
David MacKay, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
David Erickson, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Sean Verret, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
Bruce Digney, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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