The U.S. Air Force will establish a 10-man science and technology team to accommodate robotics and related technologies from Carnegie Mellon University's Center of Excellence. The planned team will work with CMU's faculty and utilize the university's research and education components to meet its objectives, the Air Force said Wednesday.
Heather Wilson, secretary at the U.S. Air Force and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the team will validate, develop and deploy technologies as well as provide opportunities to the service branch's employees through academic research efforts.
"Carnegie Mellon has been a partner with the Air Force for many years and this is the next step to deepen that partnership,” said Wilson.
The university teamed up with the military service in 2018 to create the Center of Excellence to support integration of intelligence platforms into human capacities.