Raising the prospect of small unmanned aircraft zipping around inside buildings, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is to brief industry Jan. 6 on plans for the Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program. FLA will explore "non-traditional" methods for perception and autonomy to enable high-speed navigation through complex and cluttered environments using "minimalistic" algorithms. The program will focus on software for sensing, perception, planning and ...

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