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The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and the more recent war in the Gaza Strip have emphasized the need for novel platforms which provide for greater situational awareness in the urban terrain. Without intelligent systems, which can accurately provide real-time information, collateral damage to property will result, together with unnecessary civilian(More)
This paper explores how a 'learning' algorithm can be added to UGV's by giving it the ability to test the terrain through 'feeling' using incorporated sensors, which would in turn increase its situational awareness. Once the conditions are measured the system will log the results and a database can be built up of terrain types and their properties (terrain(More)
Unmanned systems are used where humans are either unable or unwilling to operate, but only if they can perform as good as, if not better than us. Systems must become more autonomous so that they can operate without assistance, relieving the burden of controlling and monitoring them, and to do that they need to be more intelligent and highly capable. In(More)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been developing dramatically due to wars and miniaturisation of technology, which has made the UAV industry a very lucrative business. Research organisations have been funded by various research committees or military groups to push UAV developments at a very fast pace. Although these UAVs are high in capability, they(More)
Unmanned Ground Vehicle's (UGV) have to cope with the most complex range of dynamic and variable obstacles and therefore need to be highly intelligent in order to cope with navigating in such a cluttered environment. When traversing over different terrains (whether it is a UGV or a commercial manned vehicle) different drive styles and configuration settings(More)
Unmanned vehicles are used to serve as an extension of our ability in environments and situations that we will not or cannot operate in, therefore they must be highly capable and be able to cope with obstacles within their environment. For the Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) one of its biggest obstacles is terrain which can be unpredictable, unstructured and(More)
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