Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER): Cross-Domain Operations (CDO), Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop September 2018, After Action Report [open pdf - 6MB]
From the Executive Summary: "This Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) workshop was held 17-20 September 2018 on the campus of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California. The three and a half day experience allowed NPS students focused interaction with faculty, staff, fleet officers, and visiting engineers from Navy labs and industry. Featuring a keynote address by the Vice President of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Mr. Frank Kelly (USMC [United States Marine Corps] retired), the workshop culminated in a morning of final concept briefs and fruitful discussion regarding the role of unmanned systems in the future naval force. This workshop also directly supported the Secretary of the Navy's (SECNAV) direction that CRUSER foster the development of actionable operational concepts for robotic and autonomous systems within naval warfare areas and work with our industry partners. The September 2018 workshop 'Cross-Domain Operations' tasked participants to apply emerging technologies to shape the way we fight. Within a near future conflict in an urban littoral environment, concept generation teams were given a design challenge: 'How might advancements in autonomy, machine learning, manned-unmanned teaming, emergent technologies, and unmanned systems be employed to enhance cross-domain operations in highly contested environments to accomplish missions more effectively and/or with less risk?' With embedded facilitators, teams had three days to meet that challenge, and presented their best concepts on the final morning of the workshop."
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Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop. Monterey, CA. September 17-20, 2018