For centuries mankind has sought ways to avoid having people do dull, dirty and dangerous tasks. There have long been ideas and concepts for robotic
vacuum cleaners and grass cutters, for robots to enter and work in hostile environments such as burning buildings and contaminated zones and also to carry out life-threatening missions in conflict and war.
Only in recent years, with breakthroughs in material science and with the advent of powerful, miniaturised, portable computer processing can these ideas
and concepts become a reality.
The rate of progress now in the development of a whole range of unmanned system technologies is astonishing. Robotic grass cutters and vacuum
cleaners are already available. Unmanned aircraft are now in routine operation by defence forces.There is also a proliferation of maritime and land based unmanned systems for a huge variety of different
tasks. In addition to stand alone systems, unmanned system technologies are finding all sorts of applications to assist people in their daily tasks, from complex decision support tools through to helping people
park their automobiles.
Although the unmanned systems sector is growing fast. there are still relatively few who have a grasp of what is possible and how it might be implemented
and integrated with existing organizations. ADFINGO‘s Principal Consultant has been involved in unmanned
systems since 1983 and has been the President of the world’s leading professional and trade association in this sector, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI, see www.auvsi.org). ADFINGO is uniquely placed to deliver the benefits which
unmanned systems offer to you and your organization. Contact ADFINGO@aol.com.