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IOBT: EMPOWERING READINESS TO MEET COMMANDER INTENT

In the future, military operations will rely less on human soldiers and more on interconnected technology, leveraging advancements in embedded systems and machine intelligence in order to achieve superior defense capabilities. The Internet of Battlefield Things will connect soldiers with smart technology in armor, radios, weapons, and other objects, to give troops “extra sensory” perception, offer situational understanding, endow fighters with prediction powers, provide better risk assessment, and develop shared intuitions.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Army Research Lab, academia, and industry.

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If it was a sci-fi movie, IoBT would be MacGyver meets Transformers. IoBTs must compose capabilities shaped for the mission out of whatever resources are at hand.

Tarek Abdelzaher, PI

Research Areas

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Composition
Methods and limits underlying the recruitment and composition of IoBT resources into assets that can satisfy mission needs.

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Reflexes
Theoretical foundations, models, and methods for adaptation, autonomicity, and selfawareness of composite IoBT assets.

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Intelligent Services
Intelligent capabilities for IoBTs in adversarial settings via distributed and adversarial learning and decision support.

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Security
CPS security to complement and bolster security efforts within the CRA, and solve cross-cutting security challenges for IoBTs.

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