Dassault Aviation, Thales launch Man-Machine Teaming initiative to advance combat aeronautics with AI, robotics, HMI

Mar 08, 2018 | ---

SAINT-CLOUD, France. Officials at Dassault Aviation in Saint-Cloud, France, and Thales in La Defense, France, are kicking off the Man-Machine Teaming (MMT) project – focused on advancing artificial intelligence

(AI), robotics, and human relation system or human-machine interface (HMI) technologies for the benefit of aerospace applications – on 16 March 2018 in the presence of French Minister of Armed Forces Florence Parly.


MMT, a delegation générale de l’Armement initiative led by Dassault Aviation and Thales, will bring together an innovative ecosystem in the field of artificial intelligence and new man-machine relationship applied to combat aeronautics.

One hundred start-ups, small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), and research organizations in the fields of AI, robotics, and human relation systems are expected on 16 March 2018 at Dassault Aviation in Saint-Cloud for the launch of the MMT project.

This kick-off will take place in the presence of Mrs. Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces.

Following the launch this month, seminar presentations of selected research themes and the opening of the detailed proposal selection process are expected to take place in May 2018, with the first partnership contracts slated to be signed in September 2018.

The agenda for 16 March 2018 include a review of:

  • the stakes and the technical fields for MMT
  • the conditions for creating and developing the partners ecosystem

  • the selection process
  • contractual conditions

Register to take part in the project kick-off by sending an e-mail message before 9 March 2018 with Name, Date and place of birth, Company, and Type of realized projects to webmaster@dassault-aviation.fr. More information is online at http://mmt.thales.dassault-aviation.com/#anchor-register


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