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Army Launching Efforts to Develop Marine Corps’ Autonomous Ground Vehicle

The U.S. Army is looking to develop a robotic combat vehicle originally developed for the U.S. Marine Corps in 2017, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday. The Army plans to update the Marine Corps’ expeditionary modular autonomous vehicle and produce light, medium and heavy versions of the platform. 

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DOT Calling for Autonomous Vehicle Spectrum Allocation

The Transportation Department is seeking to preserve the spectrum allocated for autonomous vehicles to develop the nation’s connected-vehicle infrastructure, FCW reported Thursday. Finch Fulton, deputy assistant secretary for policy at DOT, told the publication that the spectrum should be able to accommodate Dedicated Short Range Communications crucial to ensure traffic safety in vehicle-to-vehicle technology.

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Sandia Nat’l Labs Developing AI Capabilities for Hypersonic Vehicles

The Department of Energy's Sandia National Labs is working to integrate automated technology into hypersonic vehicles to support flight and mission planning and improve aircraft survivability, National Defense reported Thursday. Alex Roesler, deputy director of Sandia's integrated military systems center, said that automating mission and flight planning for hypersonic aircraft would accelerate testing operations that normally require extensive expert input and take weeks to plan during the U.S. Army’s Mad Scientist event in Texas.

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Bob Work Expects DoD to Establish A.I. Center of Excellence

Bob Work, former U.S. deputy secretary of defense, anticipates the Defense Department to create a center of excellence for artificial intelligence which will help foster collaboration between the department, universities, laboratories and the industry, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday. The former deputy secretary of defense said tapping into such resources can help …

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Marine Corps Eyes Increased Deployment of Robotic Systems

The U.S. Marine Corps looks to expand the use of autonomous technologies in the military branch’s air, ground and sea operations, Marine Corps Times reported Wednesday. Matthew Schehl writes the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines currently works on wargaming robotic technologies that will serve as the ground combat element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit beginning 2017. …

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Defense Science Board Recommends Strategies to Increase DoD Adoption of Autonomous Systems

The Defense Science Board has conducted a 2016 summer study on autonomy that suggests autonomous technology can provide various operational advantages to a wide array of Defense Department missions. DSB outlined in a June 2016 report three sets of recommendations to help DoD expand the use of self-operating platforms for the military, increase the operational pull for …

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