Mission Systems Selected for NVIDIA Inception program

Mission Systems is pleased to announce its selection into the NVIDIA Inception program for AI startups. Inception nurtures dedicated and exceptional startups who are revolutionizing industries with advances in AI and data science. This virtual accelerator program helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping, and deployment. More information on the NVIDIA Inception program can be found at https://www.nvidia.com/en-au/deep-learning-ai/startups/

AMSL Aero Partnership

Mission Systems is pleased to announce its partnership with AMSL Aero, who recently signed a $282,000 phase one Defence Innovation Hub contract for the development of an Autonomous Electric VTOL Aircraft for the Australian Army. In addition to enabling the autonomous evacuation of casualties from battlefield environments, the 600 kg – 300 km/h VTOL aircraft Vertiia will be capable of autonomous re-supply of soldiers in rugged and otherwise unlandable terrain. Mission Systems’ role will be to develop an overall sensing and autonomy architecture to enable key phases of autonomous missions, including takeoff, transit, landing zone selection and touchdown.

ANZ Bank Lecture

Mission Systems Director Dr David Battle was thrilled to be invited to the 2018 ANZ Bank Finance Conference in Sydney to deliver a presentation on the coming technological and social impacts of service robotics – particularly in the Transport as a Service (TaaS) sector. His talk, entitled Robots as a Service, touched on many aspects of Mission Systems core business in payload autonomy for Defence and Civilian applications, concluding with a preview of Mission Systems’ work on the AMSL Aero Vertiia autonomous electric VTOL aircraft, which could change the way people commute in and between cities.