Out of the lab and into the field

Charles River Analytics delivers high-performance, multimodal sensing, perception, and adaptive intelligence capabilities that enable both single platform and collaborative autonomy missions. We develop proof-of-concept demonstrations, highly capable prototypes, and innovative products for a wide range of autonomy applications. Our work is supported by partners, end users, and distinguished sponsors through countless government technology development programs.

Core R&D

Our scientists are thought leaders, with decades of research experience in AI, machine learning, cognitive science, and human factors. We solve the DoD’s hardest problems; we can help you solve yours.


True autonomy will be widely adopted only when it can earn your trust. Our explainable AI promotes trust by providing human-understandable reasons for system outputs.

Commercialization & Transition

We’ve transitioned our leading-edge R&D into fielded systems and incorporated it into our commercial products. We can help you do the same.

Autonomy Capabilities

Get rid of the joystick and move beyond teleoperations to true autonomy. For mission success even when communications fail, add our autonomy platform and infrastructure components to your existing systems.

Our Capabilities

Situational Awareness

Our autonomy platform and infrastructure components bring SA-enabled autonomy to your existing systems. Your robots and uncrewed vehicles will accurately perceive threats and correctly assess alternative courses of action—even on extended missions with limited communications.

Navigation and Localization

A key problem for an autonomous mobile robot is determining its position in its environment. We provide high-performance, cost-effective solutions by using innovative algorithms to make the most of data from low-cost system components.

Swarm Behaviors

When robots perform high-risk tasks—such as casualty extraction, scouting, and explosive device countermeasures—poor coordination can endanger the personnel the robots are supposed to protect.

How well do your robots work together? Our system components ensure that robots and swarms safely and efficiently achieve their objectives, by employing collective intelligence and robot-to-robot communication.

Human-Robot Collaboration

Charles River Analytics develops human-machine interfaces that seamlessly integrate robots into a human operator’s workflow. Natural interfaces fuse advanced speech and gesture recognition, computer vision, augmented reality, and smart devices. These natural interfaces reduce the cognitive burden on operators, increase trust in human-robot teams, and help keep our warfighters safe.

Resilient Systems

When faced with unknowns—new environments, emerging complexity, limited communications—autonomous systems must adapt to achieve their goals. Charles River’s robust autonomy algorithms and software make systems resilient by combining sensing and perception of dynamic environments with mission-level understanding and decision making.

Our Robotics and Autonomy in the News

Our passion for science and engineering drives us to find impactful, actionable solutions.