Microsoft: Aerial Informatics and Robotics

The Aerial Informatics and Robotics (AIR) group is building intelligent and autonomous flying agents that are safe and enable applications that can positively influence our society.

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Our core technology builds upon cutting edge research in machine intelligence, robotics and human-centered computation in order to enable an entire fleet of flying robots that range from micro-UAVs to commercial jetliners.

Our research brings together the ideas from Machine Learning and Perception and enables Decision making under Uncertainty for various challenges that arise in Robotic platforms. This synthesis of algorithms and systems enables aerial vehicles such as quadrotors, soaring gliders, small aircrafts, and commercial airliners. The applications scenarios include Monitoring for Precision Agriculture, Pathogen Surveillance, weather sensing, enabling digital connectivity etc.

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