Related News from around ARL

Army, university study suggests brain structure could influence behavior

23 Oct 2018

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - New research focusing on how brain structure may impact brain activity and ultimately human behavior could one day lead to technology that can be catered to an individual Soldier in a training environment or operational setting.

Army scientists develop computational model to predict human behavior

22 Oct 2018

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - Army researchers have developed for the first time an analytic model to show how groups of people influence individual behavior.

Technically speaking, this had never been done before: No one had taken the computational information from a collective model (numerical solutions of, say, thousands of equations) and used it to exactly determine an individual's behavior (reduced to one equation). Scientists from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory report their findings ("Fractional Dynamics of Individuals in Complex Networks") in the October edition of Frontiers in Physics.

Army researchers teaching robots to be more reliable teammates for Soldiers

05 July 2018

Adelphi, MD - Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University developed a new technique to quickly teach robots novel traversal behaviors with minimal human oversight.

The technique allows mobile robot platforms to navigate autonomously in environments while carrying out actions a human would expect of the robot in a given situation.

The experiments of the study were recently published and presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' International Conference on Robotics and Automation held in Brisbane, Australia. ARL researchers Drs. Maggie Wigness and John Rogers engaged in face-to-face discussions with hundreds of conference attendees during their two and a half hour interactive presentation.

Army researchers advance human-intelligent agent teaming

18 Jun 2018

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Brain Initiative, or IEEE Brain launches a newly developed web presence to engage the scientific community in an effort to strategize scientific and engineering approaches for future effective human-artificial intelligence teaming.

The mission of IEEE Brain is to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration and coordination to advance research, standardization and development of technologies in neuroscience to help improve the human condition.

Army neuroscientists foresee intelligent agents on the battlefield

29 Apr 2018

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - The battlefield of the future will be complex, with mountains of data moving rapidly between commanders, operations centers and the joint warfighter. In this multi-faceted environment, Army researchers and their partners are seeking solutions.

ARL Northeast

13 Apr 2018

Northeastern University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory partnered with Massachusetts-area universities, institutes and industry to form ARL Northeast. The new ARL extension opened with a signing ceremony near Boston on April 9, 2018. This video, which debuted at the ceremony, is a collaborative effort between the lab and Northeastern to show how this new partnership will make future Soldiers stronger and safer.

Army, industry partner win international machine learning competition

20 Mar 2018

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - A joint effort between the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and DCS Corporation recently won the Neurally Augmented Image Labelling Strategies, or NAILS challenge, at an international machine learning research competition in Tokyo.

Researchers develop new tools to train robots

6 Feb 2018

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and The University of Texas at Austin have developed new techniques for robots or computer programs to learn how to perform tasks by interacting with a human instructor. The findings of the study were presented and published Monday at the Thirty-Second Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Artificial Intelligence in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Army scientists improve human-agent teaming by making AI agents more transparent

10 Jan 2018

Orlando, FL – U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists developed ways to improve collaboration between humans and artificially intelligent agents in two projects recently completed for the Autonomy Research Pilot Initiative supported by the Office of Secretary of Defense. They did so by enhancing the agent transparency, which refers to a robot, unmanned vehicle, or software agent's ability to convey to humans its intent, performance, future plans, and reasoning process.