It is hard to perform a multi-tasks / multi-vehicles / multi-phases operation in a complex environment, like for an anti-mines mission, for instance.
The French company created an innovative software made to easily manage autonomous vehicles covering specific environments, and performing complex manoeuvres.
The software provides several modules: programming, simulation, supervision, and analysis which can be combined and adapted in order to fit specific needs. The French company has a very strong experience in the defense and security domain. They also experienced other domains like oceanography, tourism, or education (allowing students to discover the fundamentals of technology, physics and life science through an underwater exploration mission).
This software automatically takes into consideration the constraints linked to the environment, the robot’s physical limits (such as speed), and its payloads.
Programming is defined through several steps:
- Configuration of the participating robots in the mission: selecting and configuring payloads, energy management, defining the physical constraints (such as min/max speed).
- Robot mission planning, from the launch phase until recuperation. This mission is defined by the following standard tasks :
Zone processing (surveillance, search, measurements, etc.)
Object handling or gathering
Wall, hill, cliff, reef, or shelf tracking
The company is used to work for big organizations, at international level.
They are looking for license agreements with partners willing to integrate their software. For those willing to get technical assistance, they deal with license and technical cooperation agreements.