ONR’s directorates balance a robust science and technology (S&T) portfolio, allocating funds to meet the warfighter's requirements.
Robotics Competition Tests Students' Skill
Obstacle avoidance. Automated docking. Speed gates. Acoustic beacon positioning. Underwater light identification. These are just some of the missions teams had to successfully complete in July to win at the 7th International RoboBoat Competition held in Virginia Beach, Va.
The competition — sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation — is an annual autonomous robotics challenge where teams race their student-designed and custom-built autonomous surface vehicles through buoy-marked navigation channels for a series of challenges.
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ONR Hits the Road
Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event (Details)
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego
Aug. 11-13, 2014
Military Health Systems Research Symposium (Details)
Harbor Beach Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Aug. 18-21, 2014
Pacific Operational Science & Technology Conference (Details)
Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu
Aug. 26-29, 2014
Railgun Displayed Aboard Naval Vessel
At left, one of two electromagnetic railgun prototypes shows its awesome size on deck aboard joint high speed vessel USS Millinocket (JHSV 3) in port at Naval Base San Diego on July 8. The prototypes were displayed during the Electromagnetic Launch Symposium, which brought together representatives from the U.S. and allied navies, industry and academia to discuss directed energy technologies.
Navy officials plan to demonstrate a prototype system, being developed at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, aboard a joint high speed vessel in fiscal year 2016. (U.S. Navy photo)