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Autonomous Cargo Helicopters

This Helicopter Can Avoid Obstacles and Deliver Cargo Autonomously

— May 21, 2018 — Autos
A company by the name of Aurora Flight Services has gone ahead and unveiled an innovative and high-tech cargo helicopter that is designed to make it easier than ever to send vital supplies to U.S. Marines on the battlefield.

The helicopter makes use of a system, dubbed Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System or AACUS for short, that allows it to deliver supplies precisely and safely without the need for a human pilot on board. The helicopter is more than capable of taking off, navigating to its destination, evading obstacles and landing using autonomous technologies and an array of sensors.

In addition to serving soldiers in combat, this autonomous cargo helicopter could also be useful in disaster relief and urban transportation.
Trend Themes
1. Autonomous Cargo Delivery Systems - Opportunity to develop unmanned cargo delivery technologies that can be used in military and civilian sectors.
2. Sensor Technology for Autonomous Navigation - Opportunity to create more efficient and effective systems for obstacle avoidance and safe navigation of autonomous helicopters.
3. Application of Autonomous Technology in Disaster Relief - Opportunity to integrate autonomous vehicles for faster and safer relief operations in disaster-stricken areas.
Industry Implications
1. Military Technology - Development of unmanned cargo delivery systems for military purposes.
2. Transportation and Logistics - Implementation of autonomous cargo delivery systems in the logistics industry can streamline operations and reduce costs.
3. Disaster Relief Organizations - Adoption of autonomous technology can enhance relief operations and improve response time during disasters.
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