Oxford Metrics Group’s US subsidiary 2d3 AIG has signed a contract with Northrop Grumman to provide software that allows UAV aircraft to ‘see’ like a human pilot.

The contract covers a six-month pilot project valued at $100,000 that aims to evaluate 2d3’s algorithms for use in detecting and tracking other flying vehicles from an airborne camera.

2d3 claims that its algorithms would  also help a UAV to avoid other aircraft.

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