Robotics Research Collaboration Campus: Operations for Industry Challenge
[Technical Report, Memorandum Report]
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command , Army Research Laboratory
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The US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory has established a facility for developing and proving autonomy and robotics technologies to meet the needs of the Armys modernization efforts. The Robotics Research Collaboration Campus R2C2 will build a network of partnerships around the Open Campus model to perform collaborative research, stimulate local economy and act as technology incubator. This report describes the effort to plan a technology challenge that brings industry and academia researchers together with DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory researchers and government stakeholders to offer technology solutions to certain classes of problems and gain feedback on performance. The activity will inform and accelerate Army modernization through innovation discovery, demonstration, and experimentation. The challenge framework establishes the means and ability to regularly engage and leverage nontraditional and small businesses, as well as university business incubators, to address anticipated and emerging threats in order to accelerate the development of innovative solutions. These challenges are expected to be a series of events 12 per year with topic areas that are expanded upon and which change based on needs and priorities.