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Automation Technologies

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03/13/2014
At the break of dawn on March 13, 2004, 15 vehicles left a starting gate in the desert outside of Barstow, Calif., to make history in the DARPA Grand Challenge, a first-of-its-kind race to foster the development of self-driving ground vehicles. The immediate goal: autonomously navigate a 142-mile course that ran across the desert to Primm, Nev. The longer-term aim was to accelerate development of the technological foundations for autonomous vehicles that could ultimately substitute for men and women in hazardous military operations, such as supply convoys.
06/03/2014
Computer security experts from academia, industry and the larger security community have organized themselves into more than 30 teams to compete in DARPA’s Cyber Grand Challenge—a first-of-its-kind tournament designed to speed the development of automated security systems able to defend against cyberattacks as fast as they are launched. DARPA also announced today that it has reached an agreement to hold the 2016 Cyber Grand Challenge final competition in conjunction with DEF CON, one of the largest computer security conferences in the world.
May 14, 2019, 8:30 AM EDT,
DARPA Conference Center
The Information Innovation Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the new Automated Rapid Certification Of Software (ARCOS) program and to facilitate teaming. The goal of ARCOS is to automate the evaluation of software assurance evidence so that certifiers can rapidly determine if system risk is acceptable. “Certification” is the process of determining that a system’s risk is acceptable.
January 9, 2019,
Holiday Inn at Ballston
The Information Innovation Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the new Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas (KAIROS) program. KAIROS will explore how to understand complex events described in multi-media input by developing a semi-automated system that identifies, links, and temporally sequences their subsidiary elements, identifying the participants of the complex events and the subsidiary elements, and identifying the complex event type. An event is a recognizable and significant change in either the natural world or human society. Events of interest either create changes that have significant impact on national security or participate in causal chains that produce such impacts.
April 2, 2019,
DARPA Conference Center
The Microsystems Technology Office is holding a Proposers Day meeting to provide information to potential proposers on the objectives of the new Real Time Machine Learning (RTML) program and to facilitate teaming. The principal objective of RTML is to reduce the design costs associated with developing Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) tailored for emerging machine learning (ML) applications. Researchers on the program will develop a software platform capable of automatically generating novel chip designs based on ML frameworks.