To develop innovative autonomous micro/nano systems leveraging on bio-mimic characteristics for efficiency e.g. flapping wing UAV, micro UAV, snake-like mini robots for land, hybrid system that can operate across different domains and fish-like underwater vehicles.
The technology thrusts of interest include, but are not limited to:
System Design: novel devices and design concepts to enhance system performance. Some possible technologies of interest:
- Hybrid platform for different mission regimes.
- Monolithic system design to incorporate the system ‘brain’ complete with communications (Non-Line-of-Sight, NLOS), sensors, navigation and propulsion.
Mission performance: to improve the autonomy of unmanned systems to carry out its missions. Some possible technologies of interest:
- Autonomy capabilities e.g. ability to perform obstacle detection and avoidance.
- Cooperative logic and tactical behaviours.