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Airborne artificial intelligence in the wild

Wright, Stephen

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Steve Wright
Associate Lecturer - FET - EDM - UEDM0000


MAVs, UAVs, Drones, Quads, call them what you will. A set of technologies has converged to cause a breakthrough in capability and cost, which has created a new industry and colossal interest from many parties who see both opportunities and threats.

The laws of physics have not changed, so this revolution has been enabled by developments in avionics and “systems” (the sensors and actuators that link avionics to the real world). Ironically, these same technologies are now the limiting factor in performance and reliability, and further progress will require the adoption of some of the methods used by conventional (usually manned) aircraft. This talk shall examine these key drone technologies, how they differ from their more complex and expensive cousins, and how they might evolve in the future.


Wright, S. (2018, November). Airborne artificial intelligence in the wild. Presented at Commercial UAV Show 2018, Excel, London

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name Commercial UAV Show 2018
Conference Location Excel, London
Start Date Nov 14, 2018
End Date Nov 15, 2018
Acceptance Date Jul 18, 2018
Publication Date Nov 14, 2018
Publicly Available Date Jun 7, 2019
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords drones, UAV, artificial intelligence
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Commercial UAV Show 2018


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