Our unique approach to the development of advanced, mission-relevant systems is rooted in our core philosophy:

We prioritize working with end-users to capture an unfiltered view of challenges and to embed our specialized solutions within their familiar workflows. We want to see our systems through the eyes of those who will benefit most.

Charles River is organized in three technical divisions with clear collaboration objectives to yield solutions with an extraordinary technical breadth.

Our multidisciplinary approach produces solutions coalesced around diverse scientific perspectives, unrivalled engineering aptitude, and tremendous technological capital.


Sensing, Perception, and
Applied Robotics


Decision Management Systems


Human-Centered Intelligent Systems


The Sensing, Perception, and Applied Robotics division develops and markets advanced software algorithms and integrated systems for image and video processing (feature extraction, pattern recognition, object detection and classification, tracking and motion analysis, etc.), human-based sensing (neuro and physiological sensing), navigation, signal processing, sensor fusion, and robot autonomy. Our research and products span the ground, sea, airborne, and space domains (AutoTRap Onboard™ and Awarion™). We’ve built up an extensive in-house library of human sensing (Sherlock™) and computer vision software components (VisionKit®) which enable us to rapidly design, prototype, and evaluate customized solutions for our customers’ most perplexing problems. Whether it’s designing an innovative, low-cost solution or achieving revolutionary new system performance capabilities, our talented engineers, scientists, and project managers always find a way to make it happen.
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Our culture of collaboration across disciplines inspires us to break
down boundaries and expand the limits of creative thinking.


The Decision Management Systems division applies cutting-edge artificial intelligence research to help humans and automation make better decisions in complex environments. We conduct innovative research and development in areas such as: probabilistic reasoning, machine learning, multi-source data fusion, planning and optimization, natural language processing, and knowledge representation and reasoning. We apply these techniques in domains such as: cyber security, command and control, autonomous vehicles, intelligence analysis, health and medical, and space-based systems. Collectively, we tackle some of the most challenging problems in artificial intelligence and discover new ways to make everything just a little bit smarter.

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We have the unique ability to lead a team unlike any other,
harnessing the 
extraordinary breadth of our core IP
and an ongoing stream of breakthrough research.


The Human-Centered Intelligent Systems division combines expertise in work analysis, user interface design, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and software development to ensure the successful integration of human operators with complex technologies. Our efforts regularly extend the science and application of human-automation interaction and training, resulting in innovative support tools across a diverse range of operational domains. These include battlespace management and visualization, combat- and medical-skill acquisition, and unmanned vehicle supervision. Our tightly integrated teams of scientists, designers, and software engineers work closely with end users and domain experts. We apply proven, human-centered engineering methods to develop solutions that are intuitive, useful, and engender appropriate trust and reliance in automation and autonomous systems operation.

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We cultivate an environment that values and executes
on diverse viewpoints as we embrace opportunities to
solve the world’s most challenging problems.


Our broad customer base includes the US Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and other technology-driven agencies looking for solutions in these key areas:


We find vulnerabilities and protect systems and networks from theft, damage, or disruption of hardware, software, and electronic data.


Our innovations support the functions of government directly related to national security.


Our research informs strategies for medical training and patient assessment.


We create adaptive, intelligent training tailored to each individual, especially those maintaining complicated systems of systems.

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