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  • Reaches across the Navy, Marine Corps, Department of Defense, academia, and industry

  • Collaborative environment for the advancement of unmanned systems education and research endeavors

  • Community of interest for unmanned systems in military and naval operations

  • Encompasses the successful research, education, and experimentation efforts in unmanned systems

  • An inclusive community for all disciplines

  • Conducts concept generation workshops for naval missions

  • Hosts technical symposia to address naval missions, and field experimentation to test selected technologies

At the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, the Naval Postgraduate School leverages its long-standing experience and expertise in the research and education of robotics and unmanned systems to support the Navy's mission. The Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) serves as a vehicle to align currently disparate research efforts and integrate academic courses across discipline boundaries. CRUSER Charter Document (2017)


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Upcoming Events




  • Date:  24 May 2018
  • Time: 12:30 - 16:30
  • Location: meet at NPS McNitt Ballroom veranda, Herrmann Hall (staging area)



Tour POC 24 May: 831-402-7625



  • Guided lab tours for ALL members of the NPS community: students, faculty, staff, and families.  Also welcoming our guests from the MINWARA community attending the International Mine Warfare Symposium at the Embassy Suites
  • 90-minute tours leave from the McNit ballroom veranda every 15-20 minutes begining at 12:30.  Last tour departs at 1500.
  • Shuttling interested Mine Warfare Symposium participants from Embassy Suites to NPS for a 90 minute guided lab tour, with poster session on the McNitt Ballroom veranda overlooking the Rose Garden as start/end of the tour

NPS-FX 18-3, Camp Roberts, CA  

(4 June - 8 June 2018)

04 - 08 June 2018

Camp Roberts, CA

Focus Area:

Persistent, multi-purpose support with

large (Group 2/3) Unmanned/Autonomous Systems

18-3 Request for Information Addendum


Click below for more information



Experimenters Phone Call


1330 ET / 1030 PT  

(831) 296-3509 

These calls will give experimenters and interested parties the opportunity to ask questions and discuss collaboration for future FX events. 

If you planning to attend a FX event, you are highly encouraged to participate in these calls. 



June 2018 CRUSER Monthly Meeting

Date: 11 June 2018

Time: 1200-1250 (PDT)

Location: ME Auditorium

Remote Connection: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2014002&username=&password=M.66F9FE61F58F1651000C7DFF65DA63

Dial-in: 571-392-7703 PIN 629 103 443 905


1200 – Welcome

1205 – LT Andy Schnieders: Comparison Study of Low-Level Controller Techniques for Unmanned Surface Vessels

1225 – LT Tiffany Clark: Integrity-Based Trust Violations within Human-Machine Teaming

1245 – Closing Remarks


NPS RoboDojo Website


RoboDojo Workshop Schedule


May 02

Rapid Prototyping of Manned and Unmanned Drones

May 03

Surface Mount Soldering

May 08

Vinyl Cutter Basics

May 10

Designing a Custom Circuit Card with KiCAD and the Voltera Circuit Printer

May 11

Linux Firewall/Router Setup

May 17

Learn to Solder

Jun 01

Build a Versa Wing Drone


RoboDojo Regular Hours

Wednesdays: 0900-1600

Thursdays: 1000-1500

Fridays: 0930-1500

The RoboDojo is located in Root Hall 125 A/B (On the library end of Root Hall)


STG1 Cauffiel's Hours

Monday: 0900-1430

Tuesday: 0900-1430

Thursday: 0900-1430

Friday: Varies

We are open many other hours for workshops and other events, so come on in if you see our door open. We would welcome the opportunity to show you our lab resources and to discuss your thesis and personal projects. 


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