GreenRoom Robotics are pursuing increased levels of autonomy in robotics platforms such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV).
Back-seat driver operating systems like Mission Oriented Operating System Interval Programming (MOOS-IvP) and Robotics Operating System (ROS) enable adaptive maneuvering capabilities to be integrated with existing control systems. This allows us to develop custom Artificial Behaviours (AB) to increase the real-time decision making capability of a platform.
In pursuit of true autonomy we can then integrate our custom Computer Vision and Machine Learning capabilities to further enhance the Artificial Intelligence (AI) of a platform leading to smarter AB.
Increasing autonomy of each platform inevitably moves toward the end goal of autonomous multi-platform fleet manouevres. This envisions UAV, USV and AUV working with swarm capability for exploration and operations.
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