IOBT: EMPOWERING READINESS TO MEET COMMANDER INTENT
Original Press Release: https://csl.illinois.edu/news/illinois-leads-25-million-alliance
5-Year Extension: https://cs.illinois.edu/news/alliance-receives-5-year-extension-25.5m
In the future, military operations will rely less on human soldiers and more on interconnected technology, leveraging advances 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 shorten the latency of decision cycles, improve the resiliency of tactical battlefield analytics, and push tailored machine intelligence to the point of need. The initiative is a collaboration between the Army Research Lab, academia, and industry.