Autonomous UAVs was a programme conducted by Teamnet in partnership with the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University “Politechnica” of Bucharest.
Our wish was to create a management platform for UAVs that enables the use of an aircraft or a group of aircrafts, involved in as many missions as possible, with the user’s minimum involvement. The platform was implemented at the level of a base-station.
Here, a “mission-control” type of application enabled the user to select the type of mission, mission configuration and planning, as well as monitoring the devices during the flight.
Moreover, we planned that each UAV have an autonomous behavior. Therefore, for each mission, each flight had the capacity to take decisions in an intelligent way and react to unpredictable events without human intervention.
We even considered data collection, transmission and storage related to the flight.
The research programme Automous UAVs was dedicated to Bachelor’s and Master’s students from the Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers who wanted to write their papers with the help of an outstanding research tool.
The management platform for UAVs was modeled, implemented and tested by Bachelor’s and Master’s students under the project managers’ coordination. They included the results obtained in their papers. The topics derive from our desire to create a simulation and testing platform for UAVs with the help of which we can check the implementation of various strategies and autonomous planning and coordination techniques for flight missions with one or several unmanned aerial vehicles. The missions are diverse and usually modeled as closely as possible to the current market needs: cartography missions, monitorization, research and safeguarding missions, mobile ground target tracking. Moreover, we planned that each UAV have an autonomous behavior. Thus, for each mission, each aircraft had the capacity to take decisions in an intelligent manner and react to upredictable events without human intervention.
Being an intern in the Autonomous UAV project means you’ll manage to develop your business skills in various directions:
- Study algorithms and techniques specific to the field of the internship;
- Work for the development of a software application implementing the algorithms proposed for solving the problem;
- Work in testing and validating the results of the application developed;
- Work for integrating and improving a platform for simulating UAV flight missions;
- Stimulate critical thinking, working in developing their own ideas by improving or combining various existing solving skills.
In the project there are used various software and hardware technologies specific to the field:
- Flight software simulator: FlightGear Flight Simulator, JSBSim, YASim, etc.
- Embedded computing solutions: Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, etc.
- Solutions for distributed solutions: OpenNebula, etc.
Moreover, during the stage, you will benefit from a sponsorship from our side.
In order to enter the programme, you have to go through the following stages:
- Submit an application form;
- Attend an interview with our HR team;
- Pass a logics test and a technical test;
- Attend an interview with an expert in the respective field of activity;
- Integrate in the team.
If you want to apply for a position in this programme, you should have:
- Solid Java knowledge (C and Python are a plus);
- Solid knowledge of data and algorhitm structures;
- Desire to broaden your scientifical documentation in a new field and to study the existing open-source programmes in the filed;
It is considered a plus:
- Knowledge of basic text mining concepts, information retrieval or machine learning;
- Involvement in open-source projects or other software projects developed by a team ( for example, in the university).
- 4 students registered in the internship programme;
- All interns prepared their Bachelor’s or Master’s dissertation and the research reports for the Master’s, within the company.
- 10 students trained in the summer internships;
- 4 interns drafted their Bachelor’s paper in collaboration with Teamnet.
- 2 students drafted their paper while working for Autonomous UAV;
- One of them became a Teamnet employee, after graduation.