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)
The Naval Postgraduate School is envisioning a new public-private facility near the main campus - the Sea, Land, and Air Military Robotics (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!
Initial Conversation – both Design and Operations
August 7th, 0900-1600 (PT), NPS Campus
Design Focused Conversation I
21 August, 0900-1600 (PT), NPS Campus
Operations Focused Conversation I
28 August, 0900-1600 (PT), NPS Campus
Design Focused Conversation II
4 September, 0900-1600 (PT), NPS Campus
Operations Focused Conversation II
11 September, 0900-1600 (PT), NPS Campus
For more information about the events or to submit comments regarding this facility, please email CRUSER@NPS.EDU with “SLAMR” in the subject line.
Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop 2018:
The Impact of Robotics and Autonomy on the future battlespace
17-20 September 2018, Naval Postgraduate School
This CRUSER sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop is scheduled for 17-20 September 2018 as a Naval Postgraduate School Thesis & Research Week activity to apply emerging technologies to shape the way we fight. We use the tools of Design to rapidly generate concepts of interest to solve complex problems of interest to the fleet.
REGISTER to attend as an Observer, offer your services as a Mentor, or apply for a spot on a Concept Generation Team.
Background: Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry.
Workshop: Given the design challenge “How might emerging technologies enhance cross-domain operations?” small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions. Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.
Selected concepts will begin CRUSER’s next Innovation Thread, and members of the CRUSER community of interest will be invited to further develop these concepts in response to the FY20 Call for Proposals. Technical members of the CRUSER community of interest will present proposals at a technical continuum gathering such as TechCon 2019 to test these selected concepts of interest in lab or field environments. A final report detailing process and outcomes will be released before the end of the 2019 calendar year to a vetted distribution list of leadership and community of interest members. Results of experimentation will be presented to the Office of Naval Research (ONR) in the summer of 2020.
Warfare Innovation Workshop orientation video
October 29th - November 2nd
Camp Roberts, CA
Click below for more information
Experimenters Phone Call
1330 ET / 1030 PT
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.
The RoboDojo is located in Root Hall 125 A/B (On the library end of Root Hall)
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.