Third Annual Republic of Korea Science Technology and Research Projects (ROKST&R) Awarded
Seoul, Korea, Dec. 8, 2016 – Three Korean Universities were recently selected to receive funding as part of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT), Republic of Korea Science, Technology, and Research (ROKST&R) Fund. The projects include research related to Control of robots with supervisory autonomy, distributed control of unmanned vehicle group, and survival technology of UAV navigation system in case of GPS jamming or IMU failure.
“These three projects offer new approaches to technology that are of importance to Lockheed Martin and represent unique ideas that we want to explore in collaboration with Korean academia”, said Dr. Robie Samanta Roy, Lockheed Martin vice president for Technology Strategy and Innovation. “Last year’s ROKST&R projects provided excellent scientific and technical insights and yielded a promising patent application. The ROKST&R fund’s third year is also off to a great start.”
The Universities selected for ROKST&R funding this year are Korea University, Seoul National University, and Ulsan National Institute for Science and Technology.
Project: Korea University “Control of Robots with Supervisory Autonomy Using Multimodal Human-Machine Interface” by Prof. Shinsuk Park
Project: Seoul National University, “Survival Technology of UAV Navigation System in Case of GPS Jamming or IMU Failure” by Prof. Changdon Kee
Project: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), “Optimal Distributed Control of Unmanned Vehicle Groups” by Prof. Jun Moon
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