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TNO cooperates with companies, the public sector and other organisations, to apply our knowledge and expertise with and for others.
We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.
TNO offers you the chance to do groundbreaking work and help customers and society with innovative, practical and smart solutions.
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Our team of around 30 highly motivated scientists and engineers applies knowledge about system architectures, advanced control systems, systems/software engineering, multi-agent systems, information fusion, adaptive planning algorithms, artificial intelligence and man-machine interaction to bring a variety of projects to a successful completion.
DSS started over 10 years ago as a department specialized in distributed sensor systems. Driven by developments at our customers we have increasingly focused on complex, adaptive systems for perception and decision-making – with various degrees of human-machine cooperation. This has propelled us into an all-round, indispensable link in many multidisciplinary projects.
Our team of around 30 highly motivated scientists and engineers applies knowledge about system architectures, advanced control systems, systems/software engineering, multi-agent systems, information fusion, adaptive planning algorithms, artificial intelligence and man-machine interaction to bring a variety of projects to a successful completion. Typically, these projects involve other departments and expertise – from sensor technology to human factors, from academics to operational experts. That’s why our work is dynamic and diversified. We are characterized by an application-driven and system-integrating approach: excellent when it comes to our discipline, always aware of the added value in the broader context.
Together with governmental and industrial partners we apply our knowledge in the military as well as the civilian domain. With the navy, for instance, we play a large role in the research into far-reaching automation for future ships. In the civilian domain we work, amongst other things, on radar control and interpretation, earth observation systems and analysis and control of smart buildings. Our focus is on the system and technical aspects, and integrate with operational and human factors. The ultimate automation is found in autonomous systems, where our experience with control and AI methods is thoroughly useful. Finally we contribute to a diverse portfolio of research programs, including robot teleoperation, autonomous swarms, IED detection and control of quantum computers.
As a rule our results are not limited to solid reports and recommendations, but include demonstrations, prototypes or fully developed products.
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