Noblis Award-Winning Po8 Autonomous Vehicle Interoperability Concept

NEWS: The Noblis Po8 autonomy concept has been named among the finalists for the ACT-IAC 2020 Igniting Innovation Awards.

The Noblis Po8 autonomy concept orchestrates the motions and actions of unfamiliar, connected, and autonomous machines. With this concept, systems of autonomous machines are safer, more productive, and more equitable.

The Noblis Pieces of Eight (Po8) system enables nearby connected machines to share situational awareness of obstacles and threats projected over time. It allows them to collectively plan motion paths and other actions that avoid collisions or conflicts. This interoperability permits high-speed motion and coordinated actions which are impossible without advance knowledge of all the localized actions.

“Po8 allows pick-up teams of autonomous machines to perform as if they have trained together extensively,” said Karl Wunderlich, Noblis research team lead. “Further, if one machine in the system malfunctions or begins to perform erratically, the team will self-organize to re-assign critical team functions and isolate the compromised machine.”

Videos demonstrating the Noblis Po8 “Robot Derby” can be found below. To inquire about Noblis’ autonomy research and its applicability to your mission, contact us here.

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