Today is merely a pale shade of tomorrow
Today’s greatest technology is a function of the vision of amazing people in days past and, thus, to be great in the future, we need to invest in the research driving tomorrow.
That’s why OBSS has R&D labs exploring the bleeding edge of robotics, of autonomous land, sea and air vehicles, and clean energy technologies. It’s why we’re investing in process research, in new approaches to optimizing complex enterprise software development tasks, parallel computing and other technologies we believe represent the future.
It’s because we’re not content to be part of the future. It’s because our scientific curiously is driving us to do our best to help create the future.
Driving hard towards a safer future
- Search & Rescue
- National Defence
- Policing and private security
- Ad Hoc communication networks
- Natural resource exploration
- Environmental monitoring
- Logistics & Transport
- Land surveying & mapping
- Cinematography & photography
- Insurance & other inspections
Our robotics research lab is focused on the software intelligence required to autonomously navigate complex missions on land, sea and air, as well as the hardware delivery methods to make rapid deployments of intelligent vehicles safe, practical and economical.
Roughly divided into four categories of focus, our researchers are investigating:
- Highly adaptive mission guidance intelligence that integrates proprietary navigation heuristics optimized to dynamically acclimate into novel hostile environments
- Integrated on-board command and control intelligence that permits adaptive mission objectives and intelligence, including real-time optimizations of mission tactics, priorities and waypoint planning, without reliance on communications with base stations
- Highly configurable mission intelligence packages, sensor packages and vehicle options that are automatically and dynamically configured based on mission profiles
- Adaptive mission-based power configuration technologies to optimize payload and selections based on ambient condition forecasts and mission dynamics across projected route path options.
The infrastructure of infrastructure
Complexities of modern software, especially enterprise grade software, require progressively sophisticated development practices, but even the progression of these practices are not enough, and that’s why we’re dedicating researchers to investigate novel approaches to frameworks that ease the burden of developing both backend and frontend mission critical software.
APPLICATION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT (ALM)
Managing enterprise software development complexity… simply
ALM is part of the larger picture at virtually all enterprise IT departments, but our researchers aren’t content with the disconnected nature of the current generation of solutions, and that’s why we’re investing in a new concept of workflow optimization targeted at automating the most labor intensive and error prone components of enterprise scale application lifecycle management.
CREDIT RISK ANALYTICS
There’s safety in (using) numbers
Credit is the fuel of modern economies, but equally credit is the fuel of economic risk. And while the risks of credit issuance does not come without mitigation options, there’s no practical means to abate entirely the exposure that comes from credit. But we do believe that novel approaches to dynamic monitoring of post-credit granting behaviors and associated accelerated and automated collections technologies can significantly impact the rates of writeoffs, and that’s why we’re investigating such technologies.