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UGCV PerceptOR Integrated (UPI)
Head: John Bares and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
Contact: Anthony (Tony) Stentz
Mailing address:
National Robotics Engineering Consortium
10 40th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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Overview
The UPI (UGCV PerceptOR Integrated) program integrates and enhances the results from UGCV and PerceptOR to increase the speed and autonomy of unmanned ground vehicles operating in complex terrain.

By combining the inherent mobility of Spinner and <../crusher/index.htm>Crusher with advanced perception techniques including the use of learning and prior terrain data, the UPI program stresses system design across vehicle, sensors and software so that the strengths of one component compensate for the weaknesses of another.

Created as a Future Combat Systems (FCS) technology feed program, test results from the UPI program are advancing efforts on many other autonomous vehicle programs, including the Armed Reconnaissance Vehicle and the <../ans/index.htm>Autonomous Navigation System.