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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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The 2019 WIC Workshop Quick Look report shows the highlights, selected concepts, and key takeaways.

The Naval Postgraduate School is envisioning a new public-private facility near the main campus - the Sea, Land, Air Military Research (SLAMR) facility.  The SLAMR facility will be a multi-domain distributed environment for integrated operational robotic/autonomous system education and research.  We are looking for your help to shape the future of this facility!


Please Visit the SLAMR Website for More Information (CLICK HERE)


Upcoming Events



5 - 9 August 2019

Camp Roberts, CA

Focus Area: Autonomy, Human Machine Teaming, Command and Control (C2), and Cybersecurity

Visit the JIFX webiste here

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Upcoming Events

OCTOBER 2019 CRUSER Monthly Meeting


Date: 7 Oct 2019

Time:  1200-1250 (Pacific Time (US & Canada))

Location: ME Auditorium

Remote Connection: Zoom Meeting – see connection options below.

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1200-1205   Welcome

1205-1210   Update on FY19 CRUSER research reporting deadlines and FY20 proposal selections.

1210-1235   MAJ Michael Senft, USMC, LT Richard Rodriguez, USN, and LT Matthew Hendricks, USN - Hack the Machine 2019

1235-1240   Closing Remarks


Remote Access: To join the meeting remotely, you have the option of downloading the Zoom App on your desktop, smart phone, or tablet OR connect via the web at the link below.


Meeting ID: 789 288 103

Join via Web:    https://zoom.us/j/789288103


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The next WIC Workshop will be held at the NPS campus in Monterey 21-24 September 2020. Topic TBD, to be set in June 2020.

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The Naval Postgraduate School Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) invites you to participate in the first annual xSwarm Workshop on March 25 & 26th 2020, in Monterey, California.

xSwarm 2020 is an exploratory workshop for discussing the challenges of “black box” swarms or—xSwarms—large groups of agents for which there is a lack of a priori information about the internal control and decision-making mechanisms and only partial information about the system’s perceptual and communication capabilities. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers across diverse fields to provoke sharing of research, discussion, and brainstorming for the development of new tools for understanding xSwarms.

Attendees will have the opportunity to present relevant research, suggest areas of inquiry to the community, and lead or participate in panel discussions.

For more details and contact info, please visit https://my.nps.edu/web/cruser/xswarm or email xswarm@nps.edu.





NPS RoboDojo Website

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

The RoboDojo is a dynamic innovation space (located on NPS campus in Root Hall, Room 125) where students, staff, faculty, and friends can come 'tinker' and learn about robot components and systems. Whether you're five or seventy-five years old, the RoboDojo is designed to promote informal hands-on learning with open hours and volunteer mentors to help the NPS community learn about:

  • rapid prototyping (e.g, with 3D printers and laser cutters);
  • embedded computing (e.g., with Arduino and Raspberry Pi);
  • basic electronics (e.g., with various electronics and breadboard components);
  • robotic software programming (e.g., for Robot Operating System in Python);
  • and more!  

The RoboDojo also hosts various community-led workshops, including recent gatherings on topics ranging from Basics of Solidworks, Intro to Printed Circuit Boards, to Laser Cutting and Engraving, and a Raspberry Pi Workshop.  The RoboDojo represents a grassroots initiative to promote collaborative and community learning, so feel free to stop by and learn about robots!

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