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autonomy

World’s Most Powerful RF Emulator to Become National Wireless Research Asset

Over the past three years, DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) has relied on a custom-built virtual testbed called the Colosseum to host...
OFFSET

Teams Test Swarm Autonomy in Second Major OFFSET Field Experiment

During the second field experiment for DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program, teams of autonomous air and ground robots tested tactics on...
Tunnel Circuit

Rolling, Walking, Flying, and Floating, SubT Challenge Teams Traverse the Tunnel...

Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Systems teams are trekking toward the Urban Circuit after competing in the Tunnel Circuit, the first scored event of...
atomic clock technology

DARPA Making Progress on Miniaturized Atomic Clocks for Future PNT Applications

Many of today’s communications, navigation, financial transaction, distributed cloud, and defense applications rely on the precision timing of atomic clocks – or...
sensors

Extending Field of View in Advanced Imaging Systems

The military relies on advanced imaging systems for a number of critical capabilities and applications – from Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)...
machine learning

Evolving Computers from Tools to Partners in Cyber-Physical System Design

Department of Defense (DOD) systems and platforms are composed of numerous integrated cyber-physical subsystems, which create an enormous amount of complexity and...
autonomous systems

With Squad X, Dismounted Units Partner with AI to Dominate Battlespace

DARPA’s Squad X Experimentation program aims to demonstrate a warfighting force with artificial intelligence as a true partner. In a recent field...
Chemical Threat Detectors

Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Threat Detectors Put through Paces at Indy 500

As some 300,000 cheering race fans packed the stands at this year’s Indianapolis 500, behind the scenes an advanced network of sensors...
Drug Discovery

Reinventing Drug Discovery and Development for Military Needs

Flying at 50,000 feet, diving deep in the ocean, or hiking for miles with gear through extreme climates, military service members face conditions that...
Intractable Mood Disorders

Breakthroughs Inspire Hope for Treating Intractable Mood Disorders

Four years ago, DARPA announced the start of a “journey of discovery” toward understanding and treating networks of the brain. The Systems-Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies...

DARPA Announces 2019 AI Colloquium

Throughout DARPA’s history, artificial intelligence (AI) has been an important area of groundbreaking research and development (R&D). In the 1960s, DARPA researchers completed some...
Operational Fires

Program Targets Innovative Propulsion Solutions for Ground-Based Weapons Delivery System

The joint DARPA/U.S. Army Operational Fires (OpFires) program will soon kick off with three performers awarded contracts to begin work: Aerojet Rocketdyne, Exquadrum, and...
Electronics Resurgence Initiative

DARPA Announces Next Phase of Electronics Resurgence Initiative

First announced in June 2017, DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) – a five-year, upwards of $1.5B investment in the future of domestic electronic systems...
Microelectronics

Bringing Photonic Signaling to Digital Microelectronics

Parallelism – or the act of several processors simultaneously executing on an application or computation – has been increasingly embraced by the microelectronics industry...
Autonomous Flightvideo

US Army Tests DARPA Autonomous Flight System, Pursuing Integration with Black...

An S-76B commercial helicopter flew over a small crowd gathered at Fort Eustis, Virginia, landed in an adjacent field after adjusting to miss a...
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...