Leonardo technology in a workshop dedicated to unmanned sector
The three-day meeting held in Genoa
The unmanned (remotely piloted) technology of Leonardo was central to the three-day “Free Thinking Workshop” recently held at the Ansaldo Foundation’s headquarters in Genoa. Leonardo’s managers attending the workshop discussed ideas and concepts generated by the various work sessions to help drive forward the Group’s strategic vision for the unmanned sector. The workshop was organised by Leonardo in collaboration with the "Fondazione Ricerca & Imprenditorialità" (FR&I) which supported its methodology while leveraging on its own experience and network to facilitate the innovation processes.
Leonardo is one of the main developers of unmanned technology, a sector that will generate –according to market estimates– worldwide revenues of about 180 billion Euros in the next 10 years. The industry's unmanned technology, developed for both commercial and military applications, ranges from purely automated solutions, which react to events in a predetermined and therefore predictable manner, to fully autonomous systems that adapt their actions to the changing characteristics of the operating environment. These systems can also, through a continuous learning process, gradually reduce the need for direct human intervention. Along this line of evolution, the company is developing systems and platforms in various areas of its business, including UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft), UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) and RUAS (Rotary Unmanned Air System); as well as remote sensing of oceans from satellites and robotics for extra planetary missions.
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