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Outline of Drones and Robots for Ecologically Sustainable Societies project
It is expected that drones and robotics will be used to conserve energy in the fields of logistics, where more efficient energy use is required, such as an increase in small-lot transportation and a reduction in loading ratios, and in the areas of infrastructure inspection, where resource reduction through effective and efficient inspections is an urgent issue.
For this reason, this project will promote the development of drone and robotics that can be used in the fields of logistics, infrastructure inspection, and disaster response, as well as the construction of systems and flight tests for social implementation.
Development of performance evaluation methods for robot and drone devices
R&D of performance evaluation methods
Establish performance evaluation methods for each sector and rEstablish performance evaluation methods for each sector and robot type, for various types of robots (including drones, land-based robots and underwater robots).
R&D to improve energy-saving performance, etc.
Develop technology for efficient energy systems required for increasing the continuous operating time of various robots.
Development of drone traffic management systems and collision avoidance technology
Development of drone traffic management systems
Develop various functions and systems to ensure that drones can Develop various functions and systems to ensure that unmanned aircrafts can be operated safely, based on the project's traffic management systems comprised of information provision functions, flight control functions and integrated traffic management functions.
Development of drone collision avoidance technology
Develop technology that enables drones to detect objects and other items 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 drones
De jure Standard
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.
De facto standard
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.
Comprehensive development of human resource development and industry-academia collaboration based on NEDO project / Special lecture on robot performance evaluation
Special lecture on robot performance evaluation
With the aim of utilizing the Robot Performance Evaluation Method and the Fukushima Robot Test Field (RTF) for many domestic and overseas robot manufacturers and users, we aim to improve social recognition of robot performance evaluation methods, secure social acceptability regarding concrete performance evaluation methods including standard test methods utilizing various RTF facilities, create concepts such as product out and market-in for RTF users, and develop human resources capable of exercising knowledge, management, and propose capabilities for creating added value in response to the demands of businesses with respective robot technologies.
Project Schedule (Project period: 5 years from 2017 to 2021)
|Development of performance evaluation methods for robot and drone devices||R&D of performance evaluation methods|
|R&D to improve energy-saving performance|
|R&D of energy management for unmanned aircraft|
|Development of drone traffic management systems and collision avoidance technology||Development of drone traffic management systems||Development of integrated traffic management function|
|Development of flight control function (for logistics and disaster response)|
|Development of flight control function (for remote islands)|
|Development of information provision function|
|R&D of overall design of traffic management system|
|R&D to identify drone remotely|
|R&D of functional expansion of the integrated traffic management function|
|R&D of flight control function to achieve long distances on a non-consolidated basis (for remote islands)|
|R&D of weather information provision function considering regional characteristics|
|Demonstration of traffic management system considering regional characteristics and expandability|
|Development of collision avoidance technology||Non-collaborative SAA|
|Downsizing and low power consumption of collision avoidance systems|
|R&D of small, low-power-consumption quasi-zenith satellite systems|
|Promotion of international standards related to robots and drones||De jure standards|
|De facto standards (World Robot Summit)|
|Comprehensive development of human resource development and industry-academia collaboration based on NEDO project / Special lecture on robot performance evaluation||Special lecture on robot performance evaluation|
Status of Project Invitations
|Project name||Prior notice||Start date||deadline||Result|
|Development of performance evaluation methods for robot and drone devices||Mar. 3, 2016
|Apr. 4, 2016
|May 19, 2016||Jun. 30, 2016
|Drones and Robots for Ecologically Sustainable Societies project||Jan. 19, 2017
|Feb. 15, 2017
|Mar. 17, 2017||May. 16, 2017
|R&D of performance evaluation methods for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) and third parties overflight||Feb. 13, 2018
|Mar. 13, 2018
|Apr. 11, 2018||May 30, 2018
|Implementation of Special training program on robot performance evaluation methods||Apr. 16, 2018
|May. 16, 2018
|Jun. 14, 2018||Jul. 26, 2018
|Drones and robots for ecologically sustainable societies project||Mar. 3, 2020
|May. 7, 2020
|Jun. 22, 2020||Aug. 7, 2020
- Master Plan (Japanese)（310KB）
- Implementation Policy：FY2020（Japanese)（568KB）
- Implementation Policy：FY2019（Japanese)（346KB）
- Implementation Policy：FY2018（Japanese)（674KB）
- Implementation Policy：FY2017 （Japanese) （216KB）
|FY2017||30 million US dollars|
|FY2018||29.2 million US dollars|
|FY2019||32.7 million US dollars|
|FY2020||36.3 million US dollars|
DRESS project-referral video
Interview video on the "Detection Performance Test of Collision Avoidance System" and the "Verification Test of Traffic Management System"
〇 Interview on the "Detection Performance Test of Collision Avoidance System Mounted on Unmanned Aircraft" (Japanese)
〇 Interview on the "Verification Test of Traffic Management System for the Safe Flight of Drones of Multiple Operators in the Same Airspace"(Japanese)