Military Embedded Systems

AI-powered sensing capabilities goal of Sarcos Defense and BAE Systems team


August 17, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Sarcos Robotics image.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. Sarcos Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics, and BAE Systems, announced that the companies are partnering to develop advanced perception and sensing capabilities for autonomous platforms for Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), to benefit Department of Defense (DoD) operations.

According to officials, this platform will aim to address the complex issues that involve the coordination of both individual and multiple cooperating heterogeneous autonomous platforms, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) equipped with standard multi-modal sensors, such as cameras, radar, and LiDAR.

The expected result will utilize multiple environmental inputs and combine with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies intended to enable unmanned systems to work together, both alone and coordinating with each other in swarm scenarios.

The companies also claim that the platform will enable better situational awareness and safety, including accurate detection, tracking, and classification of time-critical objects, particularly in unstructured environments.