Army program introduces new software for robot autonomy

Army researchers successfully developed a suite of new software capabilities for the Army’s future robots. The Scalable, Adaptive and Resilient Autonomy, or SARA, program, which started in the midst of the pandemic, marks a milestone of one year of extramural research.

Pioneered by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory, the program facilitates the development of unique algorithms, techniques and tools to improve how autonomous vehicles navigate complex environments.

In its first year, researchers said the program has yielded significant improvements in adaptive sensor calibration, uncertainty models and efficient local planning in service of the Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver and Mobility Essential Research Program, known as AIMM ERP.

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