Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned is the first in a series of public-facing technology challenges designed to accelerate the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Task Force. This challenge will forge valuable partnerships between the Navy, industry and academia to create new, high-end unmanned capabilities.
“By fostering collaboration and encouraging diversity across private and public sectors, HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned is a foundation for building a community of technologists to help solve the Navy’s most pressing digital concerns in cyber, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and digital engineering,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Lorin Selby.
The event will include three tracks for participants to compete in: Hack the Pilot, Detective Bot and Top Model. Each challenge falls into a different focus area – maritime cyber, data science and digital engineering, respectively – to appeal to a broad range of talents and skill sets.