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Philip Perconti on Army Research Lab’s 10 R&D Programs

Philip Perconti, director of the Army Research Laboratory, told National Defense in an interview published Thursday that ARL is focused on 10 research-and-development initiatives aimed at providing troops technological edge in future combat environments and one of those is the long-range distributed and collaborate engagements program.

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New Army-Supported Research Paves Way to Shape-Changing Robotics

Researchers from academia worked with the U.S. Army to create small robots that would join together to form larger structures. The 3D printed robots, known as smart active particles or smarticles, may serve as a stepping stone towards the development of shape-changing, multi-modal systems, the Army said Friday.

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Rick Perry Announces Establishment of DOE Artificial Intelligence Office

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has announced the formation of a new office to help coordinate the Department of Energy’s research-and-development work on artificial intelligence. The Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office was established as part of the Trump administration’s call for a national strategy to advance the development of AI technologies, DOE said Friday.

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White House Memo Unveils R&D Budget Priorities for FY 2021

The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy have issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to focus on five research-and-development priorities as they draft their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2021.

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DOE: New Amendment Allows Technology Transfer Funds for Precommercial Tech Demos

The Department of Energy published a policy amendment to authorize national laboratories to use technology transfer funds for precommercial technology demonstrations. This action amends rules under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 limiting the use of T2 funds to only three purposes, DOE said in a Federal Register notice.

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NIST Funds 11 Universities, Organizations to Conduct Research on Natural Disaster Impact on Structures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has provided $6.6M in grant funds to 11 universities and organizations to conduct research that will provide greater insight into the effects of natural disasters on manmade structures in order to gain knowledge for improved building practices. 

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