Friday, June 22, 2007

A swarm of UAVs

Not a swarm of bees, but a swarm of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) in a project headed by Cranfield University in the UK:

The research aims to create an airborne group of UAVs that can plan their flight trajectories during missions and carry them out safely. This will be achieved by each drone comparing its individual movements to the flight plan of others, within the guidelines of the main mission objective...

...The use of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (MUAVs) is attractive to the armed forces as they can provide significant reductions in manpower and reduce the risk to humans in critical security and defence roles.

Read full story from The Engineer Online in 'Squadron leaders'

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