The National Institute of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) are leading a project which will allow live drone flights to take place. It is done in collaboration with ANRA Technologies, a global company with offices in Washington DC, London, and New Delhi, which are known for leading airspace management technologies.
As part of the project, ANRA plans to demonstrate the technologies and platforms they have developed, enabling complete drone traffic management, which allows for secure and safe multiple drone operations within the same airspace.
ANRA Technologies are exhibiting drone operations alongside major players in the technology space, including NEC Corporations, Nippon Airways, and BIRD INITIATIVE.
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NEDO leads the way in researching and developing this space in order to create a usable, safe, and secure framework for a nationwide traffic management system for drones.
The project itself, run by NEDO, is designed to create a wide range of safety and logistical systems and functionality that allows unmanned aircraft to enter the National Airspace without any risk. Or at least with the risk that is highly managed, as with manned aircraft.
The project will allow for multiple demonstrations that allow various software and systems to display what they can do, including disaster response demonstrations.
Projects like this one led by NEDO are essential for the future of commercial drone operations, an industry Trusted SourceWorldwide - commercial drone market size | Statista Estimated size of the global commercial drone market in 2021 with a forecast for 2026. www.statista.com . Drones have to be able to fly safely between operators without colliding or causing other safety issues.
This project utilizes something called automatic negotiation AI technology, something that is in development with RIKEN and Industrial Technology Research Institute. This is, at its most basic form, where drones will be able to avoid collisions with each other because of technology within their own systems, rather than relying on the drone operators or the drone network and safety sensors.
This is being researched in addition to something called digital twin technology, which is also being researched in collaborations it’s the National Institute of Informatics. Digital twin technology is where a digital representation of a physical object, service, or even person or animal is created. This enables sophisticated data to be collected on how that object might behave in certain scenarios. It also allows testing to be done to see how objects might behave with software types, refining those processes to save money, time, and resources on real-life testing. These kinds of simulations are beneficial when it comes to drone development.