ONR adds $11M to tablet-controlled autonomous helicopter program

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    "The Office of Naval Research is continuing work on a program that uses tablet computers to send unmanned cargo helicopters on autonomous supply missions. ONR has awarded Aurora Flight Sciences an $11.1 million contract modification for work on the Autonomous Aerial Cargo I Utility System (AACUS), which uses LIDAR and electro-optical/infrared sensors, along with some advanced algorithms, to allow unmanned helicopters to navigate difficult environments such as snow, fog or sandstorms, and identify blocked landing sites."

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