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The Noblis Autonomous Systems Research Center Presents

Systems of Autonomous Machines:
Challenges and Opportunities

The Noblis Autonomous Systems Research Center recently held a virtual event to share demonstrations from our Autonomy lab and host a panel discussion of leading government and academic leaders who addressed the challenges and opportunities of systems of autonomous machines.

Check back for videos of the full event, the panel discussion and demos!
Agenda:
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. ET, Topic demonstrations from the Noblis Autonomous Systems Laboratory illustrating key challenges in autonomous systems:
    • Multi-machine sensor fusion
    • Shared situational awareness
    • Collective maneuver and action planning
    • Humans in-the-loop/over-the-loop
    • Machine trust
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. ET, Panel discussion
Our panel of invited experts discussed topics including:
  • Current approaches for ensuring efficient operations of multiple autonomous machines
  • Ad-hoc versus purpose-built machine-teaming strategies
  • Human-Machine team interface and control
  • Cybersecurity considerations in self-organizing autonomous systems

Meet the Panel

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Kate Hartman
Chief – Research, Evaluation & Program Management, ITS Joint Program Office, U.S. Department of Transportation

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Gregory L. Hays
Director Rapid Prototyping & Experimentation, U.S. Navy / NIWC Atlantic

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Andy Lacher
Chief Technologist for Future Airspace Operations – Intelligent Flight Systems, NASA Langley Research Center

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Dr. Kaan Ozbay
Professor, Department of Civil and Urban Engineering and Center for Urban Sciences, New York University

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