The program which is supported by more than a dozen companies will focus on the following topics: 1. Performance evaluation standards, 2. improvement of energy conservation performance, 3. navigation management systems and collision avoidance technologies, 4. Promotion of international standards for robots and drones. The project period is five years from FY 2017 to FY 2021, and the 2017 budget is 3.3 billion yen (about 35 million €).

NEDO news release, May 16, 2017