The Autonomy & Positioning Innovation Summit at HxGN LIVE Global 2023 showcases key innovations that are solving challenges on (and off!) the road to an autonomous and sustainable future.
The word “innovative” or phrase “out-of-the box” is often used to describe the type of thinking needed to solve difficult challenges — particularly in technology-based industries. But what does this really mean in practice and how can we foster collaborative innovation?
As chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Mars 2020 and Rover Perseverance missions, Adam Steltzner is no stranger to challenges. Presenting this year’s Autonomy & Positioning Innovation Summit plenary session, Steltzner will discuss the technical and collaborative challenges that go hand in hand with developing solutions that are novel and defy convention. He will explore the challenges of balancing innovation and reliability as he tells the story of breakthrough collaboration wrapped in the tale of putting spacecraft on Mars.
Much like the varied challenges posed by space exploration, innovating in the field of autonomy to enhance safety, productivity and sustainability poses multiple overlapping as well as unique challenges depending on the industry and application. Below we highlight some of the specific challenges faced by developers of autonomous systems that will be explored throughout the Autonomy & Positioning Innovation Summit sessions.
Challenge: Enhancing safety and productivity in mining
In a cross-divisional panel with Hexagon’s Autonomy & Positioning and Mining divisions, hear how autonomous road trains are being deployed for hauling and transportation to enhance safety and productivity for mining. Industry experts will discuss the business case for deploying autonomy, the technologies enabling autonomous trucks and the ways safety is enhanced with automated systems.
Challenge: Navigating unknown terrain in off-road autonomy
Off-road autonomy poses its own unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to perception and localisation. No two environments are the same and terrain is often unknown, harsh and unforgiving. In a case study presentation, hear directly from Rheinmetall Provectus, a company solving the challenges associated with navigating off-road terrain for autonomous military platooning.
Challenge: Leveraging alternative navigation technologies for safe autonomy
Alternative navigation (Alt-Nav) technologies put data to work to build the safety, integrity and resiliency of autonomous operations. Learn from experts at Hexagon about Alt-Nav strategies and testing results showing how technologies like RADAR, LiDAR and V2X (Vehicle to Everything) enhance sensor fusion to develop safer autonomous platforms.
Challenge: Mitigating ionospheric activity for autonomous systems
Ionospheric activity is a constant factor in positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) technologies. Though concentrated along the equator, it can cause havoc on your PNT and autonomous systems worldwide. Learn how to identify, mitigate and build resilience against this constant threat, regardless of where your autonomous system operates.
These are just a few of the challenges — and solutions — that will be presented at the Autonomy & Positioning Innovation Summit during HxGN LIVE Global 2023. The summit offers attendees the tools and expertise to invent the future of autonomy, from optimising off-road unmanned operations to supporting safe autonomy. It will explore the combination of positioning and perception technologies to promote safety and efficiency in agriculture, mining and construction.
Be sure to join us in Las Vegas, NV June 12-15 to reimagine the future of autonomy.
Register now for HxGN LIVE Global 2023.