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Supervised Autonomy

Automated capabilities with human supervision; "human in the loop"

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To succeed in their missions, military units must have a robust, multi-faceted picture of their operational environments, including the location, nature and activity of both threats and allied forces around them. Technology is making this kind of rich, real-time situational awareness increasingly available to airborne and other vehicle-assigned forces, along with a capacity to deploy precision armaments more safely, quickly and effectively. Dismounted infantry squads, however, have so far been unable to take full advantage of some of these highly effective capabilities because many of the technologies underlying them are too heavy and cumbersome for individual Soldiers and Marines to carry or too difficult to use under demanding field conditions.
Program Manager
Dr. Jeff Maas joined DARPA in April 2018 as a program manager in the Strategic Technology Office. Dr. Maas' research interests include electronic warfare applications involving distributed systems, real-time effectiveness monitoring, and strategic employment concepts.