The University of Calgary has been chosen to participate in 1 of 6 micro-networks (micro-nets) across Canada. Funded by the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS), these university micro-net projects are working to innovate defense solutions for Canada.
A trial program, IDEaS may expand to larger networks across Canada as the government looks to universities for innovative solutions. The goal is to fund collaborative projects that would be difficult to complete as an individual and which contribute to advancing autonomous systems in Canadian defence. The IDEaS fund provided nearly $1.5 million to the UCalgary project.
The micro-net led by University of Calgary’s Svetlana Yanushkevich is titled AutoDefence: Towards Trustworthy Technologies for Autonomous Human-Machine Systems. Also collaborating in the micro-network is the University of Toronto, McGill University, the University of Waterloo, and Concordia University.