Skylife Engineering is the coordinator of the project HARVIS (Human Aircraft Roadmap for Virtual Intelligent System) which belongs to the European undertaking Clean Sky 2 under the topic “Potential of Cognitive Computing for cockpit operations”.
Participants include companies in 3 EU member states, such as:
- The National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC) in Toulouse.
- The Italian company Deepblue.
- The research group CVBLAB of the University of Valencia.
HARVIS aims to develop an Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the cockpit. A proof of concept on future AI in the cockpit, which will include a series of realistic scenarios where a digital assistant may assist in flight manoeuvres.
The general objective of the HARVIS project is to identify how cognitive computing algorithms implemented in a digital assistant may aid decision-making in solo-pilot operations in a complex situation. Likewise, this project will also contribute to creating a roadmap to assist the EU and the CS2 joint undertaking in their work to influence research and development funding within the next decade.
HARVIS will also have a notable impact on competition, positioning and sustainability. The developed technology will open a door to operating safe, high-performance, environment-friendly and cost-effective aircraft by better exploiting new cockpit architecture and new technologies, including available weight reduction potential.