NREC Contributes to Aerial Cargo Delivery

Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center in Pittsburgh (NREC) is supporting Lockheed Martin’s automated flight project with the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). The Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System (AACUS) will provide artificial intelligence and autonomous sensing and perception technologies, including threat- and obstacle-detection and avoidance systems and automatic landing capabilities. The system will allow robotic helicopters to take off, fly and deliver supplies on their own without a human operator providing guidance from the ground with a smart phone-like device.