New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization

Drones and Robots for
Ecologically Sustainable Societies project(DRESS project)

R&D Activities

1 : R&D of performance evaluation methods

Establish performance evaluation methods for each sector and robot type, for various types of robots (including UAVs, land-based robots and underwater robots).

2 : R&D to improve energy-saving performance

Develop technology for efficient energy systems required for increasing the continuous operating time of various robots.

1 : 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.

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)

5 R&D of the Concept and Architecture Design of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) System

2 : Development of UAV collision avoidance technology

Develop technology that enables UAVs 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.

1 Non-collaborative SAA

1 : De jure standards

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.

2 : De facto 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.

1 : Implemantion of Special training program on robot performance evaluation methods

Development of human resource aimed at utilizing robot performance evaluation methods and Fukushima Robot Test Field (RTF) for domestic and foreign robot manufacturers.

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