Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Software to Integrate Robot Army

Darpa has delivered the first version of standards for Common Operating System, COS, for the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems, J-UCAS.

The existing menagerie of military flying robots all speak different languages. This new common operating system will link the machines with one protocol.
According to the J-UCAS website, the software is not an operating system in the sense of DOS or UNIX. It is used more to integrate the many sensors and weapons into a single mission force:
"The Common Operating System encompasses all the software and the algorithms that provide for command and control, communications management, mission planning, much of the interactive autonomy, the human systems interface and the many other qualities associated with each of these. "

"In summary, the Common Operating System enables the autonomous capabilities of J-UCAS in its accomplishment of mission objectives."

The software was developed with Boeing and Northrop Grumman.


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