Regions First Motion-Capture Drone Testing Facility to Open in UAE

  • Publish date: Thursday، 09 September 2021
Regions First Motion-Capture Drone Testing Facility to Open in UAE
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Technology Innovation Institute (TII), today announced that its Secure Systems Research Centre (SSRC) is pioneering a first-in-the-region option Capture (MOCAP) facility in the UAE which will enable the testing of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones in an augmented reality (AR) or mixed reality environment.

Outside of the United States, SSRC’s unique MOCAP facility at its Masdar City premises, will allow SSRC to simulate flying through the city of Abu Dhabi enable high-precision ground truth to conduct sophisticated experiments and enable virtual, augmented and mixed reality testing.

The ability to simulate virtual camera images and sensors will allow testing in environments that are too large, too dangerous, or too time consuming to construct in reality.

The high-quality motion capture system proposed for Abu Dhabi will be able to conduct passive or active tracking and enhance the communication, navigation, command, and control capabilities achieved to date.

The Centre is partnering with world-leading universities including Khalifa University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tampere University and University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). In addition, it is collaborating with research-focused higher education centres such as Purdue University.

Technology Innovation Institute, the dedicated applied research pillar of Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) in Abu Dhabi, is a pioneering global research and development centre that focuses on applied research and new-age technology capabilities. The Institute has seven initial dedicated research centres in quantum, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, directed energy, and secure systems.