Core Competencies

Core Competencies

Vision Statement

To be a leader in innovative and advanced research for unmanned systems, spanning from basic research to advanced prototypes and test and evaluation.

Core Technology Areas

Payload and Sensor Integration

  • Robotics Actuation and Sensing for Articulation
  • Visual Servoing and Sensing Systems
  • Manipulators
  • Mechanical Control
  • Intuitive Motion Control
  • Robotic Arm Control

Robotic Perception

  • Sensing
  • Information Integration
  • Situational Awareness and Assessment
  • Distributed Perception
  • Computer Analytics/Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Human-Robot Teams

Autonomy, Collaborative Control, and Interoperability

  • Behavior-Based Autonomy
  • Distributed Task Allocation
  • Dynamic Planning and Re-Planning
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Heterogeneous and Interoperable Control
  • System Integration and Test
  • Manned and Unmanned Systems Teaming

Advanced Payloads, Platforms, and Testing

  • Payload and Sensor Integration
  • Multi-Domain Platforms
  • Anthropomorphic and Micro Robotics
  • Modeling and Sim/Stim
  • Platform Tactics
  • Advanced Platform Designs
  • Sea Tests, Ground Tests, Flight Tests
  • COAs Granted
  • Test and Evaluation: Platforms, Payloads, and Sensors
  • Test and Evaluation: Autonomy

Common Control Systems

  • Mission Planning
  • Common Control System Design and Development
  • UCS Compliance
  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Multi-Domain Interoperability
  • FalconView
  • Human Factors
  • JAUS and STANAG Compliance