【Overview】 On the first day of WRS 2018, 17th of October, we had a speeech session by John W...
- About Project
■ The use of drones and robots is expected to help save energy, particularly in the logistics sector where there has been bigger demand for energy-efficiency due to the increase in transportation of small deliveries and lighter load ratios, as well as the infrastructure inspection sector where there has been an urgent need to reduce the use of resources by ensuring a longer operating life through effective and efficient inspections.
■ This project aims to encourage the development of drones and robots that can be used in sectors and fields such as logistics, infrastructure inspection and disaster coping, while also running test flights and establishing systems in preparation for utilization of them in the society.
Development of performance evaluation methods for robot and UAV devices
Establish performance evaluation methods for each sector and robot type, for various types of robots (including UAVs, land-based robots and underwater robots).
Develop technology for efficient energy systems required for increasing the continuous operating time of various robots.
Development of drone flight control systems and collision avoidance technology
Develop various functions and systems to ensure that drones can be operated safely, based on the project's flight control systems comprised of information provision functions, flight control functions and integrated flight control functions.
Develop technology that enables drones to detect objects on land and in the midair, so that they can fly by avoiding collisions with those objects in real time.
Promotion of international standards related to robots and UAVs
Conduct research and development while cooperating on an international level to identify trends among international organizations promoting standardization and various groups in other countries, and implement activities for linking the achievements of this project to international standards.
Gather worldwide latest trend of technology in Japan and promote methods to speed up the development competition based on rules from Japan, regarding robots whose property is that its technological development is extremely fast and de fact standards are the key.
Implemantion of Special training program on robot performance evaluation methods
Project Overall Schedule
|Development of performance evaluation standards for robot and drone devices||R&D of performance evaluation methods|
|R&D to improve energy-saving performance|
|Development of drone flight control systems and collision avoidance technology||Development of drone flight control systems||
1) Development of integrated flight control function
2) Development of flight control function(for logistics and disaster response)
3) Development of flight control function(for remote islands)
4) Development of information provision function
5) R&D of overall design of flight control systems
|Development of drone collision avoidance technology||1) Non-collaborative SAA|
|2) Collaborative SAA|
|Promotion of international standards related to robots and drones||De jure standards|
|De facto standards (World Robot Summit)|
|Implementation of Special training program on robot performance evaluation methods||Implementation of Special training program on robot performance evaluation methods|
Call for Proposals
|Project name||Prior notice||Start date||deadline||Result|
|Development of performance evaluation methods for robot and drone devices||Mar. 3, 2016 (japanese)||Apr. 4, 2016 (japanese)||May 19, 2016||Jun. 30, 2016 (japanese)|
|Drones and Robots for Ecologically Sustainable Societies project||Jan. 19, 2017 (japanese)||Feb. 15, 2017 (japanese)||Mar. 17, 2017||May. 16, 2017 (japanese)|
|R&D of performance evaluation methods for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) and third parties overflight||Feb. 13, 2018 (japanese)||Mar. 13, 2018 (japanese)||Apr. 11, 2018||May 30, 2018 (japanese)|
|Implementation of Special training program on robot performance evaluation methods||Apr. 16, 2018 (japanese)||May. 16, 2018 (japanese)||Jun. 14, 2018||Jul. 26, 2018 (japanese)|
- Master Plan (Japanese)（310KB）
- Implementation Policy：FY2018（Japanese)（674KB）
- Implementation Policy：FY2017 （Japanese) （216KB）
|FY2017||30 million US dollars|
|FY2018||29.2 million US dollars|