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Neurotechnology race to develop Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to reduce soldier’s cognitive load and controlling multiple military robots with speed of thought

Neurotechnology is an umbrella term for a range of technologies which interact directly with the brain or nervous system. This can include systems which passively scan, map or interpret brain activity, or systems which actively influence the state of the brain or nervous system.   Governments and the private sector …

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DARPA ENVision developing next-generation Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) which are compact, multi-band, and wide-FOV

For decades U.S. warfighters have benefitted from advanced night-vision technology, allowing pilots to fly low-level missions on pitch-black nights and ground forces to conduct operations against adversaries in the dark. Traditional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) systems provide the wearer with enhanced visibility in low-light conditions by exploiting the natural near-infrared …

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US DOD developing Mobile and sensor technologies for continuous, real-time assessment of the health and performance of warfighter on the battlefield

As militaries are expected to operate in diverse environments – from Arctic to urban landscapes – developing materials, technologies and capabilities that enable soldiers to survive and thrive has become ever more important. The most critical component to success on the battlefield is the warfighter, therefore around the world, armies …

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DARPA WASH built Smartphone App for continuous assessment of Warfighter readiness and predict Illness or Injury

Around the world, armies are recognizing the importance of maximizing the effectiveness of Soldiers physically, perceptually, and cognitively. Militaries are therefore studying effects of frustration, mental workload, stress, fear and fatigue on both cognitive and physical performance.   Early detection of illness and injury often yields a better prognosis. For …

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Future digitized Battlefield require Soldier transformation to software experts and data analysts

In an era where technology is the key driver enhancing capabilities across the military, the soldier remains as crucial as ever for achieving mission success. Some of the missions the soldiers perform can take weeks, away from in difficult terrain like deserts and mountains which requires maintaining an incredibly high …

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Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR) is enhancing US Navy’s ASW training effectiveness

Anti-submarine Warfare is Critical for US Navy. Submarines still pose a threat to seaborne forces.  More than 90% of joint military equipment (Army, Air Force, Marines) still flows by sea. A great deal of humanitarian aid (tsunami relief, hurricane relief, humanitarian evacuation) comes by sea. Therefore to defend our nation, …

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Grenades employed from atacking personnel, clearing bunkers, to piercing tanks

A modern hand grenade generally consists of an explosive charge (“filler”), a detonator mechanism, an internal striker to trigger the detonator, and a safety lever secured by a linchpin.   The grenades most commonly used in wartime are explosive grenades, which usually consist of a core of TNT or some …

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Artificial Intelligence in the Military Training

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key driver for Industry 4.0, with the potential to disrupt numerous business verticals. The technology’s ability to perform human-like cognitive functions such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, and self-correction, and to make decisions based on simulations drives its large-scale adoption.   AI enables the creation …

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DARPA AWE to provide Drinking Water extracted from Air , on Demand to soldiers in battlefield

It is estimated that around four billion people on the globe suffer from water scarcity. Distribution and production of fresh water and the control over water sources are potential cause for conflicts. Therefore, researchers are investigating new ways of freshwater production and the improvement of existing techniques.   Potable water …

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DARPA EDGE enabling Human Control of Military Autonomous and AI based systems

Interactions with technologically sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) agents are now commonplace. We increasingly rely on intelligent systems to extend our human capabilities, from chatbots that provide technical support to virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa. Examples of such systems include air traffic control, aircraft cockpits, chemical processing, and the power …

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