29 Jun 2021
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Using AI to help personnel advance safely and quickly

tpgroup’s Northstar autonomous navigation software is being developed for an innovative solution involving an amphibious unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that aims to help personnel advance safely and stealthily through difficult terrain.

How Northstar’s autonomous navigation system works

tpgroup is working within an industry group led by Digital Concepts Engineering (DCE), an existing autonomous platform partner and one that it has been working with for 12-months. The industry group is developing a new remote reconnaissance and survey system using the UGV, with the capability to crawl through difficult terrain carrying sensors and soil sampling tools, to survey potential routes. tpgroup is developing and demonstrating the integrated autonomous navigation solution that will enable the UGV to understand its changing environment across land and water, while avoiding obstacles, to carry out its mission.

“Autonomous technologies have a critical role to play in keeping people from harm’s way and reducing the level of repetitive tasks that can hinder operational agility. We are proud see our market-leading and assured autonomous navigation solution chosen for this innovative solution to help protect human life on the frontline. This is another significant step forward in our ambitious autonomy programme to be the UK’s primary provider of autonomous navigation software for complex environments.”

Luke Tucker, tpgroup’s Group Consulting & Services Director
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