[Science] Drones flown straight at aircraft to test collision avoidance tech – AI


A collision avoidance system uses a camera and artificial intelligenceJohn Stillwell/PA Images By David HamblingA start-up is deliberately trying to crash aircraft into drones to test a new collision-avoidance system. US-based Iris Automation’s technology can detect, identify and react to airborne objects. The start-up says it can spot light aircraft 500 metres away, respond in a fifth of a second, and it works with the drone travelling at up to 210 kilometres per hour. Traditionally, collision avoidance systems for drones are similar to those used for other aircraft, which rely on radar, but are large and expensive. …

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