Shield AI, Sentient Vision Partner on New, Powerful Wide Area Search Tactical UAV
Shield AI, Sentient Vision Partner on ViDAR-enabled, Wide Area Search UAV
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian J. McNabb
Shield AI, an American defense company focused on AI pilot design and development, has just announced a partnership with Australia-based Sentient Vision Systems to provide a wide area motion imagery (WAMI) solution for the US Department of Defense, the Australian Armed Forces, and other international customers. Using Shield AI’s VBAT UAV as a platform, the two companies will jointly develop and release a ViDAR-enabled, wide area search capable unit to enable it to intelligently classify, track, and read-and-react to targets across a varied mission set.
ViDAR is Sentient’s AI-powered imaging system, which uses an Electro-Optic or Infrared (EO/IR) sensor to detect and classify targets in the imagery stream that would be invisible to a human operator or to conventional radar. Both companies hope that integrating the new imaging tech with Shield AI’s…