Military Embedded Systems

Lockheed Martin & MIT enter into future autonomous systems research agreement


May 16, 2016

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

BETHESA, Md. Lockheed Martin and MIT engineers entered into an agreement to collaborate in the autonomous and robotics industry where the focus will be to work on generation-after-next autonomous systems.

One specific area that sparked the beginnings of this collaboration by Lockheed Martin is to make improvements in human/machine teaming and navigation in complex environments.

MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) will take lead in collaboration with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on the master agreement with Lockheed Martin.

Dr. Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin Chief Technology Officer (MIT BS ’89, MS ’92, ScD ’97) says, “we are focused on advancing technology and recruiting top talent, both of which are crucial
for creating the next generation of aerospace systems.”

The collaboration provides a multi-year framework between MIT and Lockheed Martin for research, exchange of visiting scientists, support of student Undergraduate Research Opportunities, fellowships, and internships at Lockheed Martin.

AeroAstro Professors Jonathan How, Nick Roy, Sertac Karaman, Julie Shah, Russ Tedrake, and Mechanical Engineering Professor Sangbae Kim will conduct initial research.

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