The U.S. Navy is making autonomous robots a bigger part of its mission.
The Naval Research Laboratory yesterday announced the opening of the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, an addition to the lab's campus in Washington, D.C.
The $17.7 million lab was created to allow scientists and engineers to test robotic devices in a range of environments where service members serve. It includes a simulated tropical rain forest in a greenhouse, a room with desert features, and a pool similar to near-shore waters.
The Navy, and the military in general, is one of the biggest drivers … Read more