Aerial Informatics and Robotics platform to help developers build autonomous systems launched by Microsoft. Aerial Informatics and Robotics platform provide realistic simulation and tools for designers and developers to seamlessly generate the large amounts of training data they need. It makes use of the advancements in computation and graphics, incorporating physics and perception, to create accurate, real-world simulations.
For example, the tools could help researchers develop better perception abilities, which would help the robot learn to recognize elements of its environment and do things like differentiate between a real obstacle, like a door, and a false one, like a shadow. These perception abilities also would help the robot understand complex concepts like how far away a pedestrian is.
The Aerial Informatics and Robotics Platform also includes a library of software that allows developers to quickly write code to control drones built on two of the most popular platforms: DJI and MavLink.