Education

Sub-T challenge draws underground drone explorers

Drones of every stripe crawled and flew through mine shafts in DARPA’s latest subterranean technology competition.

House defense bill targets cyber education, accountability

House defense panels think DOD's cyber recruiting efforts -- and cyber tools -- are too spread out to be effective.

The National Guard's cyber escape room

The Massachusetts Army National Guard is building a cyber and network security themed escape room it can take to schools to get students interested in cybersecurity.

Air Force teams with MIT to launch AI accelerator

The joint artificial intelligence accelerator program will focus on fast-tracking AI technologies through fundamental research in computational intelligence, reasoning, decision-making and autonomy.

AI-enabled drones expand search and rescue options

Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to inject machine learning into search and rescue protocols and optimize autonomous, multi-drone teams to make searches more effective.

Filling the federal cyber talent pipeline

The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative aims to jumpstart cyber careers by placing university graduates in federal agencies.

ARL taps universities for battlefield AI research

Carnegie Mellon University will lead a consortium of universities developing solutions to support autonomous processing and highly effective human-machine teams.

High-tech polymer could better protect against chemical weapons

To help alert troops to chemical attacks, researchers are working to incorporate sensors into clothing that can detect chemical agents in the air.

A high-tech solution for spotting IEDs

Researchers are building an augmented reality system that combines traditional cameras, thermal infrared sensing and ground penetrating radar to find improvised explosive devices from up to 30 meters away.