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Building Next-generation Autonomous Systems

Artificial Intelligence , Handheld Devices No Comments »

By James Edmondson,
Senior Member of the Technical Staff
Research, Technology, & System Solutions

James EdmonsonAn autonomous system is a computational system that performs a desired task, often without human guidance. We use varying degrees of autonomy in robotic systems for manufacturing, exploration of planets and space debris, water treatment, ambient sensing, and even cleaning floors. This blog post discusses practical autonomous systems that we are actively developing at the SEI. Specifically, this post focuses on a new research effort at the SEI called Self-governing Mobile Adhocs with Sensors and Handhelds (SMASH) that is forging collaborations with researchers, professors, and students with the goal of enabling more effective search-and-rescue crews.