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    The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said that Canada’s national defense research agency would collaborate with a technology firm and university to co-develop a vision-based navigation system for drones.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Canada’s national defense research agency will collaborate with a technology firm and university to co-develop a vision-based navigation system for drones, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said in a press release.

    “Through a collaborative research and development granting program… Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) and the University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) have signed a sponsored research and collaboration agreement to develop a vision-based navigation system for UAS [Unmanned Aircraft Systems],” the release stated on Friday.

    Designed to help UAS navigate safely without relying on GPS, the vision based technology will eventually be installed on DDC’s FLYTE auto-pilot system, according to the release.

    The project will be jointly funded by DDC and DRDC, and will be co-led by professors at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Aerospace Studies, the release added.

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