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Autonomous Navigation System (ANS)
Head: Alonzo Kelly and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
Contact: Anthony (Tony) Stentz
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Consortium
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Overview
In the Future Combat Systems ANS program, the National Robotics Engineering Center will assist the program lead, GDRS, to design, develop, integrate, test and manufacture a system capable of autonomously controlling any of several vehicles designated by the Army, including the Multi-functional Utility Logistics Equipment (MULE) platform, the Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) and Manned Ground Vehicles. The ANS program will provide navigational, perception, path-planning and vehicle-following algorithms, as well as the requisite on-board sensor package for autonomous mobility. The NREC will lead the development of perception and path planning within the Autonomous Navigation System, and will assist with perception and world modeling. (See press release.)