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  • Army's new 3-D printed shape-shifting soft robots crawl, jump, grab

    July 26, 2018

    ADELPHI, MD. (July 26, 2018) - New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip wire or crawl under a vehicle - all complex Army-relevant functions impossible for humans to perform safely. Investigators at the Army's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN), located at MIT, have developed...

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  • Army lab hosts West Point professor for energy research

    July 24, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 23, 2018) -- A visiting West Point professor at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory is studying ways that the Army can bolster energy efficiency and, in turn, save lives abroad. Lt. Col. Corey James, a 1999 graduate of West Point, will work alongside ARL researchers until mid-August. As shown in recent conflicts, the Army relies on vast...

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  • Army engineer talks at prestigious international conference

    July 23, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 23, 2018) -- A U.S. Army Research laboratory electronics engineer recently participated as an invited speaker and judge at the 76th Device Research Conference held at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Dr. Mahesh Neupane, who is based at ARL West in Los Angeles, California, attended the conference to speak about his work centered...

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  • Army makes inroads toward tripling the energy of explosives

    July 18, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 18, 2018) -- A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Washington State University have discovered a new type of energetic material that could have triple the energy content of well-known explosives for the Army of 2050 and beyond. So, how exactly does one begin the process of tripling the energy content of explosives? Simple...

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  • Army technology competition, deadline reached to submit proposals

    July 12, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 12, 2018) -- Small business entrepreneurs from across the country have jumped at an opportunity hoping to catch the attention of the U.S. Army and being selected for the next round of a technology competition to pitch novel technology solutions directly to Army leadership. As of midnight on July 11, the Army received more than 340 white papers...

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  • Army researchers suggest uncertainty may be key in battlefield decision making

    July 10, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 10, 2018) -- Army researchers have discovered that being initially uncertain when faced with making critical mission-related decisions based on various forms of information may lead to better overall results in the end. Army collaborative research has studied networked teams and asked the following question: "Does the uncertainty regarding...

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  • Army researchers organize AI robotics workshops at top academic conferences

    July 09, 2018

    ADELPHI, MD (July 9, 2018) -- Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory co-organized a workshop on adversarial robotics at the prestigious Robotics Science and Systems Conference held at Carnegie Mellon Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June 30. Workshop participants identified and codified the challenges in the emerging area of adversarial...

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  • Army researchers teaching robots to be more reliable teammates for Soldiers

    July 05, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 5, 2018) -- 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...

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  • Army launches technology competition for small business entrepreneurs

    July 03, 2018

    ADELPHI, Md. (July 3, 2018) -- The U.S. Army is getting out of its comfort zone and wants to see the best technology out there from small businesses/start-ups. Recently, the U.S. Army launched its first ever Expeditionary Technology Search, or xTechSearch, with prizes between $1,000 to $200,000. Prizes increase during each successive round with a potential for...

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  • Army plans to license nanogalvanic aluminum powder discovery

    June 19, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 19, 2018) – The U.S. Army Research Laboratory plans to license its discovery of a nanogalvanic aluminum powder for hydrogen generation. Army researchers have developed a novel, structurally-stable, aluminum-based nanogalvanic alloy powder that, when combined with water or any water-based liquid, reacts to produce on-demand...

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  • Army researchers advance human-intelligent agent teaming

    June 18, 2018

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (June 18, 2018) -- 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...

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  • Army study quantifies changes in stress after meditation

    June 18, 2018

    ADELPHI, MD. (June 19, 2018) – For a thousand years, people have reported feeling better by meditating but there has never been a systematic study that quantified stress and how much stress changes as a direct result of meditation until now. U.S. Army Research Laboratory researchers spent a year collaborating with a team of scientists from the University...

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Last Update / Reviewed: September 23, 2018