VISIMO to Advance UAV Technology Through Air Force STTR Award

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 26, 2021 — (PRNewswire) —  VISIMO, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Multi-Agent Systems Technology Research (UAV MASTER) Lab, has won an Air Force "Agility Prime" Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award to conduct research on innovative sense-and-avoid architectures for autonomous Orbs and UAVs.   

VISIMO's technology will support the Air Force in decreasing human risk through increased UAV autonomy.

The goal of VISIMO's research is to reduce risk in disaster response, humanitarian aid, and logistics missions for Orbs/UAVs through increased autonomy. Current sense-and-avoid architectures are unable to adequately account for the dynamic and ever-changing nature of real-world contested environments. Innovative technologies are needed to reduce risk and effectively aid and protect both civilian populations and Service Members. 

"Our mission at VISIMO is to be stewards of people, drivers of change, and creators of disruptive products," said founder and CEO James Julius.

"This technology has the potential to improve – and save – countless lives, and it is an honor to be recognized by the Air Force as the right partner for this important work."

For the six-month Phase I award, VISIMO will begin the prototyping process, designing a solution with both commercial and military end-users in mind. In subsequent phases, the team will build and scale an artificial neural network model, testing the technology at UAV MASTER Lab's state-of-the-art simulation and flight-testing facilities. VISIMO is excited to have this opportunity to learn from the expertise of Dr. Kelly Cohen, Chair of UC's Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department and Director of the UAV MASTER Lab. Dr. Cohen's career achievements in fuzzy AI logic, UAVs, and machine learning will be an integral part of VISIMO's Agility Prime research.

VISIMO's sense-and-avoid architecture will support the use of UAV technology in a variety of use cases, including air taxi, air ambulance, firefighting, and natural disaster response. The technology will also support cost-effective transportation of goods, mitigate growing traffic congestion, support military and commercial technology readiness, and support public/private partnerships essential for the development of safety standards as Orb/UAV technology advances.

VISIMO is a HUBZone small business located near Pittsburgh, PA. Founded in 2016, VISIMO is an active member of several national consortiums including the Autonomy Research Collaboration Network (ARCNet), and System of Systems (SOSSEC) Consortium. VISIMO was recognized as one of five Data Science finalists for the Pittsburgh Technology Council's 2020 Tech 50 Awards and received a 2020 Best Places to Work Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times.

"We are pleased to be recognized as a small-business innovator and are proud to represent Pittsburgh's vibrant artificial intelligence community on the federal stage," concluded Mr. Julius. 

This material is based upon work supported by the United States Air Force AFRL/SBRK under Contract No. FA864921P0231. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Air Force AFRL/SBRK.

Contact

Alexander Heit
Vice President, Partnership & Strategy at VISIMO
O) 412.615.4372
C) 412.576.6129
alex@visimo.ai
A) 400 Main Street, Coraopolis, PA, 15108

 

Cision View original content: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/visimo-to-advance-uav-technology-through-air-force-sttr-award-301214879.html

SOURCE VISIMO

Contact:
Company Name: VISIMO




Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Jobs
GIS Manager - Technical Support Group / Public Works for City Of Topeka at Topeka, Kansas
ArcGIS Maps for SharePoint Product Engineer for ESRI at Redlands, California
GIS Analyst for Union County NC at Monroe, California
Transportation Specialist - Department of Transportation - (2100115) for City of San Jose at San José,, California
GIS Manager for Union County NC at Monroe, California
Architectural Project Manager for SERA Architects, Inc at Oakland, California
Upcoming Events
Milipol Asia-Pacific 2021 at Singapore - Mar 23 - 25, 2021
Geo Connect Asia 2021 at Suntec Singapore - Mar 24 - 25, 2021
NextGen SCADA Global 2021 at United Kingdom - Mar 24 - 25, 2021
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online



© 2021 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise