Unmanned Vehicles

Belgian researchers examine potential of swarming UGVs

8th July 2020 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) unit of the Royal Military School (ERM) in Belgium is leading the Swarming sub-project within the framework of the integrated Modular Unmanned Ground System (iMUGS) consortium programme.

The aim, the ERM explained in a 6 July announcement, is to provide ‘advances in swarming technologies in order to extend the capacities of a single robot where heterogeneous resources will have the capacity to work in groups with a common mission objective’. 

In addition, the ERM will organise a demonstration in a coastal environment to demonstrate the ISR capabilities of the iMUGS system by swarming BLoS.

‘We are convinced that robotics and autonomous systems are an emerging field that can provide solutions for long-term defense objectives in order to ...

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