Our research focus is in cognitive robotics. Cognitive robots are systems containing com- putational equipment that provide them with capabilities for receiving and comprehending sensory data, for generating models, for reasoning with such models, and for rational action in their environment.
An equally important area of focus is with collaborative rofbotic systems. Such systems contain teams of heterogeneous robots and humans that interact and act together in achieving joint goals. Underlying this research is the development of integrated systems of systems and their testing and application in the field. A specific area of expertise is in the develop- ment of collaborative Unmanned Aircraft Systems. A specific area of application is with Emergency Rescue Operations.
WARA demonstration 2018 Photo credit Thor BalkhedMembers of AIICS are participants in the WASP/WARA Public Safety Demonstrator providing autonomous systems expertise, software infrastructures and UAV platforms for the demonstrator.
Equipment and Labs
AIICS has a fully equipped Unmanned Aircraft Systems Lab with a Vicon real-time tracking system and a fleet of autonomous vehicles ranging from mid-size Yamaha RMAX helicopter systems and DJI quadcoptors to in-house manufactured micro-UAV systems. The robotics fleet also includes a HUSKY UGV.
Emergency Rescue Mission: Creating adhoc mesh networks for initial communication using collaborative UAVs.