GVSETS
Technical Session

Autonomous Ground Systems (AGS)

Autonomous ground systems (AGS) are a significant part of the Next Generation Combat Vehicle (NGCV) effort which is one of the top priorities of the Army’s modernization strategy. For AGS, the NGCV portfolio includes the optionally manned fighting vehicle (OMFV) and the robotic combat vehicle (RCV). A critical question remains for AGS regarding Army missions—Can a robotic combat vehicle be more effective than a manned vehicle against peer threat? Efforts within the commercial automobile industry to field self-driving cars is a critical part of the autonomous mobility. Efforts across the other services, tech industry, and academia are critical for developing fundamental algorithms for robotic perception, planning, and control as well as coordination in a multi-domain battlespace to overwhelm and defeat the future enemy. As such, areas of interest for the AGS Technical Session include, but are not limited to, the following:

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE NAVIGATION
  • Perception, planning, and control
  • Platforms and sensors
  • Autonomous driving and maneuver
  • On-road/off-road navigation
  • Connected vehicles and driver safety
  • Simulation of autonomous vehicle systems
HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
  • Human-robot interface
  • Cognitive modeling
  • RCV/OMFV control stations
  • Voice recognition
  • Manipulator arms
MISSION SYSTEMS
  • Manned-unmanned teaming coordination
  • Formation control
  • Robotic architectures
  • Aided target recognition
  • Secure and reliable communication network
  • Lethality
MISSION APPLICATIONS
  • Robotic combat vehicles
  • Optionally manned vehicles
  • Multi-domain battlespace
  • Driver assist and active safety
  • Subterranean environments
  • Dense urban environments
  • Area and route clearance
  • Combat engineer applications
  • Fuel efficiency through autonomy
  • Logistics and warehouse applications

 

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