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  • Army research looks at pearls for clues on enhancing lightweight armor for Soldiers

    September 16, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2019) - Round, smooth and iridescent, pearls are among the world's most exquisite jewels; now, these gems are inspiring a U.S. Army research project to improve military armor. By mimicking the outer coating of pearls (nacre, or as it's more commonly known, mother of pearl), researchers at University at Buffalo, funded...

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  • Army research advances autonomous systems

    September 11, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 11, 2019) - Imagine a small U.S. Special Forces team conducting covert operations in a hostile territory. The mission requires the team be limited in size, but able to carry extensive equipment, both explosive and inert, in order to execute the mission. What makes this team so unique? It consists of both Soldiers and robots as team members. The...

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  • Army plans tech demos for ground combat vehicles at October event

    September 10, 2019

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Sept. 10, 2019) -- Army officials will demonstrate intelligence behaviors that are foundational to the autonomy for the next-generation combat vehicles at an Oct. 17 integration showcase at Carnegie Mellon University's National Research Engineering Center in Pittsburgh. The work stems from research within the Army's Robotics...

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  • When it comes to robots, reliability may matter more than reasoning

    September 09, 2019

    ADELPHI, MD. (Sept. 9, 2019) -- What does it take for a human to trust a robot? That is what Army researchers are uncovering in a new study into how humans and robots work together. Research into human-agent teaming, or HAT, has examined how the transparency of agents--such as robots, unmanned vehicles or software agents--influences human trust, task performance,...

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  • Army research tackles tough terrain for Soldier-robot teams, builds legacy for future innovation

    September 09, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Sept. 9, 2019) -- In today's warfighting environment, Soldiers need trustworthy teammates more than ever to ensure superiority on the battlefield. Army researchers are working to provide this necessity in the form of reliable robot teammates that will have the ability to traverse through the toughest of terrains. Imagine Soldiers on a mission...

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    Army research tackles tough terrain for Soldier-robot teams, builds legacy for future innovation
     
  • Army selects semi-finalists in small businesses competition

    August 29, 2019

    ADELPHI, MD. (August 29, 2019) - This month, the U.S. Army held a series of pitches to find the best ideas from small businesses to apply them to Army challenges. The third Expeditionary Technology Search competition, more commonly referred to as xTechSearch 3.0, is a catalyst to engage with the non-traditional small-business sector, drive innovation and...

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  • Army scientists discover a new way for robots to exchange directed messages

    August 28, 2019

    ADELPHI, MD. (August 29, 2019) -- Military robots of the future will provide a wireless, reliable, and stealthy communication capability for Soldiers using new technology pioneered by Army researchers. Scientists at the U.S. Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory, developed a novel approach...

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  • Scientists build a synthetic cell system to improve wound treatment, drug delivery for Soldiers

    August 22, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (August 22, 2019) - For the first time, scientists built a synthetic biologic system with compartments like real cells. This Army project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst could lead to materials that provide new avenues to deliver medicine, treat wounds and purify water for Soldiers. The Army Research Office, an element...

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  • Laboratory intern earns Goldwater Scholarship

    August 12, 2019

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Aug. 7, 2019) -- An Army intern has received the nation's premier undergraduate scholarship in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Nikita Kozak, an intern with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory, is an Iowa State junior pursuing a mechanical engineering major. Kozak is...

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  • Revolutionary way to bend metals could lead to stronger military vehicles

    August 12, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Aug. 12, 2019) -- A U.S. Army project discovery upends previous notions about how metals deform and could help guide the creation of stronger, more durable materials for military vehicles. For nearly 100 years, scientists thought they understood everything there was to know about how metals bend. They were wrong. Materials...

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  • Innovative AI system could help make Army fuel cells more efficient

    August 06, 2019

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (Aug. 6, 2019) - As part of an effort to address the gap the U.S. Army faces in the need for long-lasting power and batteries for warfighters, the Army Research Office funded a research team who developed an artificial intelligence system that officials say identifies a promising material for creating more efficient fuel cells. Researchers...

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  • Army innovators join forces at science-concept workshop

    August 05, 2019

    ADELPHI, Md. (Aug. 5, 2019) -- In order to maintain overmatch on the ever-changing battlefield, the Army and Soldiers of the future will need innovative science and technology that extends beyond the bounds of what exists today. To foster this innovation, the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Task Force Ignite designed a science-concept...

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Last Update / Reviewed: October 17, 2019