ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.
Global Game Focuses on Autonomy
More than 5,000 visitors are expected this week at Marina Bay in Singapore for the first Maritime RobotX Challenge, a new competition sponsored by the Office of Naval Research to build science and engineering skills among high school students.
Students from the United States, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Korea will compete to see who has turned an unmanned surface vehicle (USV) into the most effective autonomous system, able to accomplish mission-related tasks without the aid of remote control.
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ONR Hits the Road
Paris - Le Bourget Exposition Centre, France
Oct. 27-31, 2014
Focus Area Forum: Warfighter Performance (Details)
Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Va.
Nov. 5, 2014
Interservice /Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, or I/ITSEC (Details)
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 1-5, 2014
Unmanned Boats Swarm Adversaries
Officials at the Office of Naval Research announced Oct. 5 a technological breakthrough that will allow any unmanned surface vehicle to not only protect Navy ships, but also, for the first time, autonomously “swarm” offensively on hostile vessels.
The first-of-its-kind technology allows unmanned Navy vessels to overwhelm an adversary using sensors and software to enable swarming capability. Details | Video