SoftServe showcases drone innovation for autonomous firefighting


SoftServe will participate in the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) to bring expertise and innovation in advancing drone algorithms to address new challenges.

The competition is organized by Khalifa University and will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on February 23-25, 2020.

SoftServe will utilise real-time computer vision algorithms on drones to enhance thermal cameras for firefighting and incorporate artificial neural networks to track multiple objects following complex 3D trajectories.

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Additionally, a Robot Operating System (ROS) will ensure drones autonomously complete each challenge successfully.

Dr. Lyubomyr Demkiv, robotics lead, advanced technologies programs at SoftServe, said: “SoftServe is at the forefront of robotics innovation and we look forward to participating in this world-renowned competition where we can demonstrate how we are transforming drone operation and the implications this has.”

Adding: “Drones face a number of challenges due to limitations of sensors in smoke filled environments, however our collaborative approach with Czech Technical University combines information from LIDAR, RBG-D cameras, and lightweight thermal cameras to show an entirely new approach to fighting fires autonomously.”

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