Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Robot innovation program launched

CAMP SHELBY, Miss. – The military, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and private sector will meet at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center Friday to launch a multi-agency research program designed to drive innovation and reduce costs of technology systems used by the government for unmanned vehicles, an industry worth $8.1 billion. The Open Source Unmanned Remote and Autonomous Vehicle Systems program will be from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center. The collaborative program is based at Camp Shelby and administered in conjunction with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security and non-government entities. As the nation's largest Reserve mobilization station, Camp Shelby has exclusive access to nearly 100 square miles of restricted air space and currently operates training and testing facilities for a variety of military, government, and other organizations. (Source: Camp Shelby public affairs, 12/10/13)