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iWD — Autonomous Response System

Protecting areas from unwanted intrusions or visitors has always been an important task. It might be a military base, a mine site, or a chemicals storage area. These unwanted visitors may not be humans - they might be bats eating a cherry farmer’s crop, or birds sampling the delights of a ripe grape harvest.

JACK 5.6c is available from 1 July

AOS is releasing Java v1.8-compatible JACK 5.6c that includes fixes to the compiler compatibility issue with the new bytecode constant values introduced with Java 1.8.

Notices for v5.6c availability will be emailed to JACK commercial licence holders prior to the release date.

AOS Sponsoring “iSEE”, an innovative Research Opportunity at Sydney University

Farms, vineyards and orchards form Australia’s agricultural industry. Along with mining and educational services, agriculture is one of Australia’s three key export-earning industries. Consequently there is an opportunity to improve productivity using innovative applications of new technologies.

AOS at AUSA 2014 in Washington 2

AOS will be exhibiting at this year’s annual AUSA (Association of the US Army) Meeting and Exposition to be held 13-15 October at the Walter E. Washington Conference Center in Washington D.C.  At the kind invitation of Team Defence Australia, AOS will be one of a select group of Australian SMEs in the Australia Pavilion.

FAA Announces UAS Test Sites

After months of discussions and deliberations, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed the locations of the country’s six new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) test centres.  The winning states, among 25 entries, were Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

AOS at I/ITSEC 2013 in Orlando


AOS will be at this year’s annual I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference) exhibition to be held 2-5 December at the South Concourse, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

RAeS Award


The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) just announced its Team Awards for 2013 and the ASTRAEA Team received the Society’s Team Silver Medal “for work contributing to major advances or contributions in aerospace.”

AOS at AUSA 2013 in Washington


AOS will be at this year’s annual AUSA (Association of the US Army) Meeting and Exposition to be held 21-23 October at the Walter E. Washington Conference Center in Washington DC. At the kind invitation of Team Defence Australia, AOS will be one of a select number of Australian SME’s exhibiting at the Australian Pavilion.

UK 2013 – Wrap Up


Held at London’s Business Design Centre in Islington, this year’s Innovate UK conference was a resounding success, which reflects well on the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and UK Trade & Investment decision to unite forces and co-sponsor the event for the first time.

Autonomy Group Meets in London


The Aerospace, Aviation & Defence Knowledge Transfer Network (AAD KTN) is fully funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and its work spans Government, Industry and Academia. Principal among its aims are promoting and enabling innovation in the UK.

Innovate UK 2013

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This year's Innovate UK conference is being held at the Business Design Centre in Islington, central London, 11-13 March. Conference sponsor, the Technology Strategy Board, invited AOS to participate on Exhibition Day, Tuesday the 12th. …

Farnborough 2012 – Wrap Up


The 2012 Farnborough Airshow was held 9–15 July at the Farnborough Aerodrome in Hampshire, UK.  AOS Inc’s Director of North American Operations, Andy Park, represented the company on the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) stand in the ADS Innovation Zone, a new site sponsored by Airbus.

New Publication on Autonomous Systems

Autonomous Systems Report

Coinciding with the Farnborough Airshow, the AAD KTN (Aerospace, Aviation and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network) published its Autonomous Systems Report.

"Autonomous Systems are playing increasingly important roles in hazardous or challenging environments and areas where human lives may be exposed to greater risk – such as autonomous submarine vehicles conducting deep sea exploration and maintenance in oil and gas facilities, or remote systems conducting maintenance and repair in nuclear contaminated areas and lunar and space exploration. …

ASTRAEA Magazine Now Available

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are featuring increasingly in restricted military roles but the potentially much larger civil market is currently limited by the technical challenges of enabling safe operations in non-segregated airspace. …

AOS at Farnborough 2012

Icing on wing

AOS will be at this year’s Farnborough Airshow (9-15 July) – look for us at the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) stand inside the new Innovation Zone, located near the taxiways in front of the EADS pavilion (note group of hexagonal shapes on

ASTRAEA Begins Unmanned Aircraft Trials

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ASTRAEA  (Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment) is a UK industry-led consortium whose goal is to enable the routine use of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in all classes of airspace

AOS is Recruiting!

AOS is Recruiting!

AOS Group is seeking a self-motivated and experienced software engineer with an interest in highly challenging software development to join its project delivery team in Melbourne, Australia. The ideal candidate will already be an accomplished, technically capable software engineer, who is looking to exercise their design and lead capabilities. …

JACK User Group

JACK User Group

Recently updated, the JACK User Group provides a forum for users to exchange hints and tips for using JACK. The forum currently has over 250 users, although not all are active participants.

We monitor the forum and will answer queries when time allows. …

AOS (UK) Office Move

AOS (UK) Office Move

AOS's European Headquarters will be moving on 1st January 2012. Set in a tranquil leafy location, our new office is just a mile and a half from the old one, and is now a very short walk to the University, providing an opportunity for even more synergy for AOS's research activities.

AOS-supported PhD at University of York

AOS-supported PhD at University of York

AOS and the University of York are offering a fully-funded CASE studentship in Safety-Critical Machine Intelligence.

Would you trust a computer to run a chemical plant or oil platform? You might not, but we trusted humans to manage the Deepwater Horizon rig, and that ended in disaster.

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