Roboteam Artificial Intelligence Control Unit brings autonomous, facial recognition, AI to UAS operation

GAITHERSBURG, Md. Roboteam Inc., a global provider of tactical robotic systems and controllers for defense, law enforcement, and public safety missions, is introducing its Artificial Intelligence Control Unit (AI-CU pronounced “IQ”), which brings autonomous navigation, facial recognition, and other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled capabilities to the control and operation of unmanned systems and payloads.

Roboteam Artificial Intelligence Control Unit brings autonomous, facial recognition, AI to UAS operation
Roboteam Artificial Intelligence Control Unit brings autonomous, facial recognition, AI to UAS operation

GAITHERSBURG, Md. Roboteam Inc., a global provider of tactical robotic systems and controllers for defense, law enforcement, and public safety missions, is introducing its Artificial Intelligence Control Unit (AI-CU pronounced “IQ”), which brings autonomous navigation, facial recognition, and other artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled capabilities to the control and operation of unmanned systems and payloads.

Capable of acting as a universal control unit, the AI-CU enables operators to control numerous platforms and payloads simultaneously, based on multi-robot operator control unit (MOCU) compliant, open source software.

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Using AI, an operator can control semi-autonomous platforms with voice commands while receiving real-time facial recognition data in the field. AI-CU leverages universal sensors that can be integrated with global positioning system (GPS) location, predefined payload configurations, and mission objectives for autonomous and intuitive operation.

“The AI-CU will revolutionize the way soldiers are able to execute their mission objectives safely and successfully,” Roboteam Inc. CEO Shahar Abuhazira says. "This software provides users with the next generation of unmanned software control by enhancing the level of situational awareness and intuitive operation. The AI-CU provides military quality speech and facial recognition technology that will forever change the way soldiers leverage robotics on the battlefield."

The use of machine learning will allow platforms to recognize individual operators and learn how each user utilizes system features and performance, officials say. During operation, control and usability features automatically adjust, enabling AI-CU to provide a tailored interaction with the platform to better meet an operator’s needs. AI-CU can be modified to meet any mission objective, whether controlling unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and leverages an obstacle alert system for situational awareness.

The software provides a level of security for users in the battlefield: Sensitive material stored on the AI-CU or robotic platform can be remotely deleted in situations where a platform may have been compromised.

Roboteam designs, develops, and manufactures user-oriented, multipurpose, unmanned platforms and controllers for defense, law enforcement, and public safety missions. Roboteam is a global operation with offices in the U.S. and Israel serving a wide spectrum of customers with several lines of products. Roboteam’s flexible architecture permits a fast development of products, supported applications, and core technologies, officials say.

Roboteam Artificial Intelligence Control Unit brings autonomous, facial recognition, AI to UAS operationRoboteam Artificial Intelligence Control Unit brings autonomous, facial recognition, AI to UAS operation

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