David Lovell

Funding Agency

IAI North America




This is a one-year, $42K research subcontract.

"LINUS: An Intelligent Digital Assistant for UAM Operators" will be an intelligent, natural language interactive digital assistant to assist Urban Air Mobility (UAM) operators in planning and executing UAM operations. Assistive tasks include flight planning, flight following, and contingency management.

Lovell will work on Cognitive Task Analysis. To understand how to integrate LINUS into the UAM work environment, that environment must be understood. What activity is each role responsible for, and how do these roles coordinate? Additionally, UMD’s expertise will be applied to the Artificial Intelligence aspects of LINUS development to include Automatic Speech Recognition, Text to Speech , Natural Language Processing, and Natural Language Understanding.