Beach landing trials help develop future AI capabilities
- One of the largest maritime artificial intelligence data capture trials takes place in Hampshire.
- Enabling the development of new AI products for Defence.
- Strengthening cooperation between industry and international partners.
A large-scale maritime and beach-landing exercise on the Hampshire coast has provided vital data to help develop cutting edge AI products for the Ministry of Defence.
A Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) led exercise over five days involved 130 personnel, 13 vessels, multiple uncrewed air vehicles, a light aircraft and more than 50 cameras and sensors to record activity.
Contending with high winds up to 40 knots, landings saw personnel boarding and leaving vehicles in different ways to generate data representative of different behavioural traits.
In one scenario synchronised landings saw participants acting as a trained team such as a military unit. In another, participants exited the boats in a deliberately chaotic way, to provide a wider data sample of human movement.
The trial was a collaboration with 12 industry and international partners, supported by Royal Navy and British Army personnel.