Artificial intelligence has become a part of many people’s daily lives. Narrow AI systems — those designed to handle a specific task or limited range of tasks — are everywhere, from Siri and Alexa to Amazon recommendations. Commercial airplanes use AI autopilot systems to help fly safely. Companies like Facebook, Apple, and Tesla continue to roll out ground-breaking advances in how we interact with technology, and the next 10 years are guaranteed to bring more advanced applications of AI technology in our day-to-day lives.

Despite all of these advances, AI technology is really still in its infancy. Applications that many companies are referring to as AI — such as those that use algorithms to respond to predefined user behavior or input — aren’t truly artificially-intelligent systems. A true AI system is one that can learn on its own: process information and make decisions like an intelligent being.

An intelligent system for autonomy that makes decisions like the human mind is exactly what Digital Aerolus has created in the Mind of Motion Framework.

AI that mimics the human mind

Many autonomous systems in use today are designed to make decisions using neural network techniques — computing systems vaguely inspired by biological neural networks. Neural networks are algorithms designed to recognize patterns, which allows them to interpret and classify data. Neural networks can be extremely useful in the classification and clustering of data: they can identify objects in videos, transcribe speech to text, classify emails as spam or fraudulent, and even recognize sentiment in text or voices.

But neural networks aren’t predictive. When it comes to autonomous mobility systems, even very complex neural networks can’t keep track of projected movements and the relationship to the surrounding environment.

As humans, we are constantly processing predictive movement in our environment and reacting to those predicted changes. When a human being is faced with a potential threat, we calculate whether the object is moving or standing still, and then immediately determine what action to take to avoid danger.

The Mind of Motion framework was designed with this type of autonomous predictive system. It’s able to process and predict movement and potential threats, and then make changes based on the environment. It accomplishes this through the use of embedded complex computations of autonomous vehicle’s orientation in relation to perceived threats.

Autonomous vehicles that can make decisions like a human being

These complex computations of orientation incorporate intelligent, human-like behaviors into mobility. The Digital Aerolus autonomous system is revolutionary because of the way it integrates human-like decision making into mobility.

The Mind of Motion framework allows moving vehicles to assess risks, predict dangers, and solve navigational challenges in real-time, allowing us to solve even the most difficult problems of autonomous mobility in a revolutionary way.

“Our framework is a breakthrough in autonomous mobility,” says Digital Aerolus CEO Jeff Alholm. “The Mind of Motion framework allows a vehicle to track its x, y, z-axis orientations along with all of the rotational movements in relation to identified threats in the moving vehicle’s environment. And at the same time, it’s continuously predicting expected paths of those threats. The Mind of Motion framework gives moving vehicles the capacity to make decisions like a human being.”

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UAVs are the first application

Digital Aerolus is an autonomous technology provider whose first product line — the Aertos semi-autonomous drones — is specifically focused on confined spaces and places where GPS is not available. Aertos drones have recently completed successful missions where conventional drones cannot fly, including in proximity to steel, metal, concrete, rock, and other materials that have historically prevented unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from operating.

UAVs are just the first application of the Mind of Motion framework. Digital Aerolus plans to implement this revolutionary autonomous mobility system to deliver true autonomy to anything that flies, floats, dives, or drives.

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