- January 9, 2020
- Posted by: Jeff Kish
- Category: Autonomy & Robotics News, Human/Machine Teaming News, Latest News, Research & Development News
ROCKVILLE, Md. — Jan. 9, 2020 — Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a U.S. Navy contract to create perceptive behaviors for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV) and unmanned surface vehicles (USV) using machine learning (ML) techniques.
IAI will increase the mission capability of USVs and UUVs to perform independently without communicating to a control center by implementing ML technologies. IAI will develop several new autonomous unmanned system capabilities using sensor packages and ML methods to sense the world around them and make intelligent decisions about navigation and operations. The systems will be able to detect and respond to other vessels, adverse weather conditions, or rough seas.
IAI conducts research and development in robotic and handheld platforms that integrate custom optical systems, machine vision algorithms, and autonomous control methods to maximize performance in real world environments. IAI applies research in real-time image stabilization, target detection, and multiple sensing modalities to address government and industry needs in autonomy, supervised semi-autonomy, and intuitive remote operation of robotic systems.
“IAI is proud to have been selected by the Navy to explore innovative technologies to meet gaps in the autonomy of UUVs and USVs.” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.
IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.