Aim. The aim of this meeting is to outline our intention to develop a paper around Robotic & Autonomous Systems (RAS) Application Interface (API) and call for volunteers from across MOD, Industry and Academia to form a collaborative task team.
Context. For many years Defence has looked to adopt open and modular systems architectures to enabling technology insertion, accelerating capability development and managing cost through access to commercial solutions. Today’s capability is becoming more digital and digitised in nature and therefore as part of the architectural approach there is a need to understand the potential for Application Interfaces (API). As part of the Expeditionary Robotics Centre of Expertise and Multi Domain Integration Programmes FCG want to investigate the potential of open APIs in enabling agile development and interoperability across its range of currently independent robotic systems.
Requirements. This task will consider wider sector API strategies, industry leading practices, observations and lessons from Robot Dog Olympic Hackathon event and current architectural approach to RAS capability in Defence to make recommendations and potential call for action in adopting an API framework across its RAS capabilities.
Format: This event is virtual and will take place using MS Teams. A link will be sent to all those who register
DONM. Task start up 31 August 22