Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research

The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research will provide specialized facilities to support highly innovative, multidisciplinary research in autonomous systems, including intelligent autonomy, sensor systems, power and energy systems, human-system interaction, networking and communications, and platforms. The Laboratory will capitalize on the broad multidisciplinary character of NRL, bringing together scientists and engineers with disparate training and backgrounds to attack common goals in autonomous systems at the intersection of their respective fields. The Laboratory will provide unique facilities and simulated environments (littoral, desert, tropical) and instrumented reconfigurable high bay spaces to support integration of science and technology components into research prototype systems. The objective of the Laboratory is to enable Navy and DoD scientific leadership in this complex, emerging area and to identify opportunities for advances in future defense technology.


The Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research will host scientists from other institutions for both short-term visits and long-term visits; collaborative interest has already been expressed by leading academic institutions. The Director for the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research reports to NRL's Director of Research.

For more information on the laboratory and its unique facilities and specialized environments, visit the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research web site.

"We will be unmanned under, on and above the sea. We need to have an organic, unmanned, persistent, unblinking eye capability." Admiral Michael G. Mullen CNO, 26 Oct 2005

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