Tag Archives: devcom

Army Develops Model to Enable Question-Based Robotic Learning; Felix Gervits Quoted

Robotic Learning

The U.S. Army has created a computational model that enables robotic systems to learn from soldiers via conversational interaction. The service branch said Thursday it pursues this research in partnership with Tufts University under the Department of Defense's Laboratory University Collaboration Initiative (LUCI). The team will move the project forward by making the model understand more types of questions.

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Army’s Compressive Offloading Method Could Speed Up Battlefield Decision-Making; Maggie Wigness Quoted

Internet of Battlefield

U.S. Army researchers have developed a new method that could help facilitate artificial intelligence processing and enable commanders to accelerate decision-making in combat by compressing and offloading critical information from battlefield devices to remote processing machines even in constricted communication environments.

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Army Seeks to Advance Human-AI Synergy With Theoretical Construct; Jason Metcalfe Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Army researchers have come up with a model that seeks to advance team-like partnerships between humans and artificial intelligence. Metcalfe said the task complexity factor enables the construct to provide a more accurate representation of AI and human capabilities that should be taken into consideration by engineers and scientists. 

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Army AI Research Seeks to Mitigate Uncertainty in Combat Decision-Making; Maggie Wigness Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

U.S. Army researchers have developed a new method that allows neural networks to be more confident in judging potential threats in battlefield environments as part of their artificial intelligence study. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Army Combat Capabilities (ACC) Development Command worked with university researchers from the Internet of Battlefield Things Collaborative Research Alliance to classify sources of uncertainty. 

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Army, 2 Universities Team Up to Explore New Materials, Manufacturing Processes; Bryan Cheeseman Quoted

Bryan Cheeseman

The Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM ARL) has signed a five-year partnership agreement with two universities to conduct research into new materials and manufacturing processes. DEVCOM ARL, University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee at Knoxville will collaborate on a project aimed at advancing systems for producing advanced materials that could support military equipment modernization priorities, the service said Monday.

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Mathematician Bruce West Retires From Army Research Lab; Director Patrick Baker Quoted

Bruce West

Bruce West, a senior research scientist for mathematics at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), retired on June 29th after over two decades with the federal government. West has developed mathematical models for physical, social and life sciences over a span of 50 years. The Army Research Office (ARO) held a ceremony at Research Triangle Park to honor West's service.

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Army-Supported MIT Research Explores How Clothing Fibers Can Transmit Data; James Burgess Quoted

Data-Capable Fibers

The U.S. Army has helped the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) produce a fiber that could allow for data transmission when sewed into soldier uniforms. ISN researchers tested the fiber's memory capacity by storing in it a 767-kilobit video file and a 0.48-megabyte audio file. The research also found that the fiber can be washed at least 10 times.

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Army Research Laboratory, University of Texas Create Algorithm Experimentation Platform; Jaime Acosta Quoted

DEVCOM ARL

The U.S. Army and its partners from the University of Texas at El Paso have developed an integrated platform designed to help analysts evaluate the performance of cybersecurity algorithms in specific situations. The repeatable experimentation system or RES virtualizes, emulates, simulates and contains algorithms to help analysts run situation-based assessments. 

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Army, University of Maryland Sign Cooperative AI Research Pact

Army-UMD

The University of Maryland and the U.S. Army have signed a five-year cooperative agreement that will focus on exploring artificial intelligence systems and approaches to implement autonomy across different operating domains. “No matter how autonomous we think a system is, a human operator will interface with it at some level," said Derek Paley, a UMD professor and director of the Maryland Robotics Center. 

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Army Researchers Produce Anti-ferroelectric Thin Films From Lead Hafnate

Internet of Battlefield

U.S. Army researchers used lead hafnate, a compound with anti-ferroelectric properties, to produce antiferroelectric thin films that could help warfighters with maintenance and control the large volume of energy and provide the military with a technological advantage over adversaries. Army looks to further evaluate the potential of lead hafnate as an anti-ferroelectric material. 

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