The Autonomy Kit implements higher-level robotic modes including, but not limited to teleoperation, waypoint navigation, and leader follower.
Robotic Research was selected by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) and US ARMY TARDEC to develop the Autonomy Kit for the Autonomous Ground Resupply (AGR) Sustainment Operations program. Under a 6-year contract, engineers of Robotic Research will develop a fault-tolerant vehicle-agnostic applique kit to perform higher-level autonomous driving and planning functions. These modular applique kits will be integrated onto existing military ground vehicles. The Autonomy Kit will implement interoperability profile (IOP) and contain higher-level robotic modes including, but not limited to: teleoperation, waypoint navigation, and leader follower. As a part of our work on AGR, Robotic Research is also working with the government to define the common architecture and interfaces that will be used across vendors for a range of programs – improving interoperability across a range of different robotic systems.
In Summer 2017, the AGR vehicles went through a series of evaluation events in Camp Grayling, Michigan. The following videos show the early results of testing, including Unmanned Leader/Follower missions at speed.