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machine learning

Teaching Machines Common Sense Reasoning

Today’s machine learning systems are more advanced than ever, capable of automating increasingly complex tasks and serving as a critical tool for human operators....
Accelerated Molecular Discovery

Discovering New Molecules for Military Applications

The efficient discovery and production of new molecules is essential for a range of military capabilities—from developing safe chemical warfare agent simulants and medicines...
Subterranean Challengevideo

DARPA Selects Teams to Explore Underground Domain in Subterranean Challenge

The world beneath us leaves much to be discovered. These uncharted environments pose immense challenges to military and emergency personnel as they respond to...
artificial intelligence

DARPA Announces $2 Billion Campaign to Develop Next Wave of AI...

Over its 60-year history, DARPA has played a leading role in the creation and advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that have produced game-changing...
Robotic Payload

Robotic Payload for RSGS Mission Moves to Next Phase of Development

DARPA has completed a major review milestone for its Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites, or RSGS, program. Results from a recently completed preliminary design review...
Circuit Integration

Research Teams Selected to Uncover Novel Materials and Approaches to Circuit...

The use of intellectual-property (IP) blocks–discrete, modular, reusable blocks that deliver frequently used circuit functions—has significantly streamlined the design and creation of microchips. Just...
Remake U.S. Electronics

University of Utah Engineers Join DARPA Effort to Remake U.S. Electronics

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, was awarded close to $2 million over four years to...
Artificial Intelligence Exploration

Accelerating the Exploration of Promising Artificial Intelligence Concepts

DARPA today announced its Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) program, a key component of the agency’s broader artificial intelligence (AI) investment strategy aimed at ensuring...
Fast Lightweight Autonomyvideo

Faster, Lighter, Smarter: DARPA Gives Small Autonomous Systems a Tech Boost

DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed to turn small air and ground systems into team members...
Microrobotics

Developing Microrobotics for Disaster Recovery and High-Risk Environments

Imagine a natural disaster scenario, such as an earthquake, that inflicts widespread damage to buildings and structures, critical utilities and infrastructure, and threatens human...
Smart Machines

Reducing the Data Demands of Smart Machines

Machine learning (ML) systems today learn by example, ingesting tons of data that has been individually labeled by human analysts to generate a desired...
Radical Technologyvideo

GXV-T Advances Radical Technology for Future Combat Vehicles

DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. Several Phase 2 contract...
automated chemistry

The Right Chemistry, Fast: Employing AI and Automation to Map Out...

Chemical innovation plays a key role in developing cutting-edge technologies for the military. Research chemists design and synthesize new molecules that could enable a...
Miniature Lasers

Achieving Unprecedented Frequency Control in Miniature Lasers

Only a few decades ago, finding a particular channel on the radio or television meant dialing a knob by hand, making small tweaks and adjustments...
Machine Learning

Researchers Selected to Develop Novel Approaches to Lifelong Machine Learning

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems have significantly advanced in recent years. However, they are currently limited to executing only those tasks...
Computer-Human Collaboration

Applying Computer-Human Collaboration to Accelerate Detection of Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Today, Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS), Government off-the-shelf (GOTS), and Free and open-source (FOSS) software support nearly all aspects of DoD, military, and commercial operations. Securing...
Launch Challenge

New DARPA Challenge Seeks Flexible and Responsive Launch Solutions

Today, DARPA announced the DARPA Launch Challenge, designed to promote rapid access to space within days, not years. Our nation’s space architecture is currently...
small unmanned aircraft systemsvideo

OFFSET “Sprinters” to Pursue State-Of-The-Art Solutions for Second Swarm Sprint

DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program envisions future small-unit infantry forces using small unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and/or small unmanned ground systems (UGSs) in swarms of...
Human Memory Prosthesis

Progress in Quest to Develop a Human Memory Prosthesis

DARPA launched the Restoring Active Memory (RAM) program in November 2013 with the goal of developing a fully implantable, closed-loop neural interface capable of restoring normal...
computing memory bits

Researchers Received DARPA Funding to Shrink Computing Memory

In a case of “smaller is better,” a team of University of Virginia researchers has received a $3.4 million grant from Defense Advanced Research...