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CETC Breaks Record for Biggest Fixed-Wing Drone Swarm
Xu Wei
DATE:  May 16 2018
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
CETC Breaks Record for Biggest Fixed-Wing Drone Swarm CETC Breaks Record for Biggest Fixed-Wing Drone Swarm

(Yicai Global) May 16 -- China Electronics Technology Group Corp. has broken the national fixed-wing drone swarm record by simultaneously launching 200 unmanned aerial vehicles.

Swarm intelligence is a groundbreaking technology and has always been regarded as a core for artificial intelligence in unmanned systems worldwide, state-owned news agency Xinhua reported. Large-scale, low-cost swarms have applications scouting and emergency communication via aerial networking, autonomous control and swarm-based decision making, it added.

The use of swarms in mobility is re-shaping the future applications of drones, said Zhao Yanjie, a UAV expert with CETC.

As well as launching its new swarm, CETC also unveiled a special action plan for new-generation AI. It hopes to use AI to solve practical problems via the group's learning center and big data and swarm intelligence platforms.

Editor: James Boynton

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Keywords:   Drone,China Electronics Technology Group,Swarm Intelligence