Charles River Analytics to Build Self-Correcting Infrastructure to Increase Resilience of US Navy Ships

Charles River Analytics was awarded a contract from the US Navy to develop a Self-Healing Adaptation Infrastructure for Loss Tolerance (SAIL). Charles River Analytics is partnering with George Washington University (GWU) on the SAIL effort. Navy ships use a complex, interdependent network of computational elements, including servers, sensor processors, and control systems. When a computer running mission […]

VR Simulation from Charles River Analytics Helps Smokers Quit

During standard treatment, a smoker practices resisting cravings in a group session, or by handling cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia in a clinician’s office. But when a smoker is faced with temptations in the real world (like when a co-worker offers a cigarette after a stressful shift at work), all that practice can drop away. The […]

Charles River Analytics Works with US Army to Create 3D Conference Room for Mission Planning

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received funding from the US Army to create an advanced research prototype of Virtual Environment Collaboration Tools for Operational Readiness (VECTOR) augmented and virtual reality (XR) system. VECTOR uses synchronized virtual collaboration environments so that dispersed Mission Command personnel can collaboratively plan, rehearse, and execute missions. VECTOR […]

NASA Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Support Lunar Robot Exploration

ASTER improves swarm autonomy

Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$125K contract from NASA to give teams of exploration robots the ability to act as an autonomous swarm. Charles River has partnered with Dr. Carlo Pinciroli of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Novel Engineering for Swarm Technologies (NEST) Lab to support future missions of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Program. As efforts grow […]

Charles River Analytics Executes Contract from the US Navy to Develop a Portable Kayak Survey System

Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$500K contract from the US Navy to develop an outrigger add-on that will turn any kayak into an autonomous data collection vehicle that measures environmental parameters in shallow coastal environments. These measurements include bathymetry, benthic properties, water column constituents, and hyperspectral radiometry. Currently, these parameters are measured manually using […]

Charles River Analytics Enhances Autonomous UAS Software Portfolio for Environmental Applications

Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$400K follow-on contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to continue development of SOUSAPHONE, a software package that enables uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) swarms to safely conduct semi-autonomous wildlife survey operations. UASs have an important and ever-growing role in support of government, military, commercial, and scientific missions. […]

Charles River Analytics Expands Drone Research for Natural Disaster Relief

Uncrewed aircraft systems using SCOUT algorithms can detect and classify objects in collected images, such as damaged property or flooded rivers.

Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$500,000 follow-on contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to develop Semi-autonomous Capabilities for the Operation of Uncrewed Teams (SCOUT). SCOUT is a package of algorithms, swarm control software, and smart sensors. NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation initiative aims to reduce the impact of weather, water, and climate events […]

From Inner Space to Outer: The World of Bethany Bracken

Bethany Bracken

As a Principal Scientist at Charles River Analytics, Bethany leads a team of researchers and engineers who specialize in neurophysiological sensing methods that assess human states and predict performance deficits. Although she didn’t follow a brain-based approach at first, she was always interested in exploring the human experience, choosing to major in Psychology at Clarion […]

From Tools to Trusted Teammates: Artificial Intelligence Gains Crucial Capabilities

You’re a small-unit leader defending a strategic fortified position from an approaching enemy. You don’t have the manpower to do it on your own, but an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) could provide the logistics and reconnaissance support you need. The UGV is controlled by an artificial intelligence (AI) that performs effectively on average, but it […]

Engineered Intelligence for Space: Charles River Analytics Presents at AMOS

AMOS conference

Meet staff from Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS). Space has become a congested operational domain, with both military and commercial assets being launched from an ever-growing number of countries. In this increasingly contested domain, accurate and timely space situational awareness is […]

Charles River Analytics Selected to Lead Team on Breakthrough Research in Protective Biosystems

DARPA PPB

Charles River Analytics announced it was awarded a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a team of research organizations seeking to develop a novel biosystem solution to protect warfighters from chemical and biological threats. The five-year, $16M contract will focus on neutralizing threats at vulnerable internal tissue barriers (including skin, […]

Charles River Analytics Uses Probabilistic Programming to Address Military Logistics Challenges for DARPA

Soldier inspects vehicles to ensure operational readiness

Charles River Analytics developed State Estimation via Asynchronous Probabilistic Inference for Logistics Enterprises (STAPLES) under a $2 million contract awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). STAPLES is an instrumental part of DARPA’s LogX program, which enhances how the DoD’s Joint Logistics Enterprise operates in an increasingly contested global security environment. The Joint […]

Scientists Teach Artificial Intelligence Agents to Know Their Own Strengths

Imagine artificial intelligence (AI) as a teammate, working alongside humans in life or death scenarios—transporting critical medical supplies in combat zones, or analyzing medical images to flag those that need closer examination. Scientists at Charles River Analytics aren’t just imagining this—they are working to make it happen, through research on competency-aware machine learning (ML). Like […]

Charles River Analytics Receives Follow-On Contract for Naval Detection of Marine Mammals

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Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$1.5 million follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a multi-sensor fusion module that incorporates deep learning to autonomously and accurately detect whales and other aquatic mammals. To protect marine mammals from collisions and sonar exposure, sailors must keep a vigilant lookout. Operators of […]

The Trajectory of Jeff Druce

Jeff Druce

Jeff Druce, Ph.D., is the Principal Investigator for a variety of artificial intelligence programs at Charles River Analytics, including two DARPA-sponsored efforts. For ALPACA (a DARPA CAML program), Dr. Druce leads research on competency awareness in autonomous systems. On the CAMEL project (DARPA XAI), he is developing explanation methods and interfaces for black-box machine learning […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Comms Assessment Tool for US Navy Training Instructors

VOCCALS

Charles River Analytics developed Voice Observation for Cross-Platform Communications Assessment and Learning Support (VOCCALS) for the Naval Air Warfare Center. During training, VOCCALS analyzes cross-platform comms against expected skills and behaviors, automatically identifying meaningful events that instructors can use to review and report on communications performance. VOCCALS uses speech recognition and semantic analysis components to […]

US Army Awards Charles River Analytics Additional Funding to Detect and Prevent Cybersecurity Breaches in Military Ground Vehicles

CANDID

Charles River Analytics was awarded additional funding from the US Army to develop a Controller Area Network Defense in Depth (CANDID) system. CANDID will use advanced anomaly detection techniques to help detect, mitigate, and prevent cybersecurity breaches in military ground vehicles that rely on vulnerable commercial protocols and electronic systems. CANDID also offers benefits to […]

US Navy Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Bring Intelligent Adaptive Training to Marines

MASTERY

Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$1 million contract from the US Navy Office of Naval Research to develop Marine Adaptive Schoolhouse Training with eLearning Repetition Technology (MASTERY). MASTERY brings principles of intelligent tutoring and learning sciences to Marine Corps courses, with an adaptation engine that quizzes students as they learn, monitoring knowledge acquisition and […]

US Navy Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Improve Understanding of Machine Learning

DISCERN

Charles River Analytics was awarded a $140,000 contract from the US Navy to develop Deep Inference using Strategy Clustering over Embedded Representations (DISCERN). DISCERN is an easy-to-understand, AI-enabled decision aid that helps humans better understand reinforcement learning agents. In reinforcement learning, a programmer trains an AI agent to respond to the surrounding environment. These agents […]

US Department of Transportation Taps Charles River Analytics to Develop Hazard Alert Software for Motorcyclists

BARRACUDA

Charles River Analytics was awarded a contract from the Department of Transportation for ~$250k to continue developing a cloud-based service for Bolstering Awareness with Real-Time Rider Alerting and Cueing for Upcoming Danger Avoidance (BARRACUDA) for motorcyclists. Injury and mortality rates for motorcyclists are significantly higher than for drivers. Potholes and inclement weather that may not […]

Charles River Analytics Deepens Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Charles River Analytics prides itself on a culture of empathy, collaboration, and diverse viewpoints that can break down boundaries and expand the limits of creative thinking. In alignment with our core practices of transparency and accountability, we are updating our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and prioritizing time bounded, DEI-related goals throughout all […]

Charles River Analytics Launches an Open-Source SDK that Solves Key XR Challenges

VSDK

VIRTUOSO software development kit (VSDK) streamlines device interoperability and provides a standard framework for building XR interaction Charles River Analytics today announced the release of its VIRTUOSO software development kit (VSDK) for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. VSDK on the Unreal Engine makes it possible for game developers to easily build rich XR content and ensure […]

Charles River Analytics Wins Contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to Tag Training Data Using Gaming Techniques

GATHER

Charles River Analytics won a contract worth approximately $1 million from NGA to continue developing Gamified Analysis Tasks for Heightened Engagement Across Repetitions (GATHER). Analysts at NGA must produce reliable, labeled training data to automate imagery analysis tasks. GATHER’s gamification techniques are designed to help analysts stay motivated and have fun during this important but […]

Faster Sonar Processing on AUVs Helps Keep Seas Safe

AutoTRap UUV image

Autonomous underwater vehicles are often deployed to clear an area to make sure it’s safe to transit and explore. However, until recently, AUVs weren’t so autonomous. They were more just “playing fetch”—collecting sonar data and returning it to the surface to be manually reviewed, georegistered, and analyzed by scientists. Then the crew would need to […]

US Department of Homeland Security Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Detect Nuclear Threats with Drones

MIDNIGHT

Charles River Analytics was awarded a ~$1M multi-phase contract from the US Department of Homeland Security to develop a system for Monitoring and Inspecting Dirty Nukes Including Generating Heat Maps of Terrain (MIDNIGHT). MIDNIGHT will enable multiple coordinated unmanned aircraft to survey, detect, and localize nuclear threats in challenging and dynamic public spaces. Figure: MIDNIGHT […]

Dr. Mica R. Endsley Joins Charles River Analytics Board of Directors

Charles River Analytics announces the appointment of Dr. Mica R. Endsley to our Board of Directors. Dr. Endsley is President of SA Technologies and former Chief Scientist for the US Air Force. With over 200 scientific articles on situation awareness, decision making, and automation, as well as training programs and two books to her name, Dr. Endsley […]

Congrats to Our 2020 Great Promise Award Recipients!

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, congratulates David Nartker and Nishanth Navali, recipients of the 2020 Great Promise Award (GPA)! Our GPA program identifies exceptional interns and fosters their development and retention. Each winner receives a $500 bonus and an offer for another internship or a full-time position, if a hiring need […]

Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Expand Trauma Assessment Training Tool to Mobile Platform

Charles River Analytics was awarded a $957,000 contract from the Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium for a project called MSTAT, Mobile System for Trauma Assessment Training. MSTAT presents an opportunity for Charles River to transform its medical training capabilities into a commercial product, one that lets users practice medical assessment and treatment skills within unlimited scenarios […]

Charles River Analytics Awarded Additional Funding from the US Army’s Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center to Help Save Lives on the Battlefield

ARC3-I

Charles River Analytics was awarded nearly $1M from the US Army to develop Autonomous Ruggedized Combat Casualty Care – Intervention (ARC3-I). ARC3-I is an agent-based algorithm that uses hierarchical representations of interventions to flexibly direct and assist human and robotic caregivers. This direction helps human-robot teams provide life-saving techniques and strategies for trauma care on […]

Helping Medical Personnel Prepare for the Worst: Mass Casualty Events in Austere Environments

Personnel in civilian health systems and in deployed military settings must be prepared for the worst-case scenario: mass casualty incidents, in which extreme numbers of critically injured people overwhelm available resources. Responding to these events is complicated and resource-intensive; an elaborate combination of medical personnel and other responders work in synchrony, often with little preparation, […]

What’s Coming Next in Mass Casualty and Trauma Training Solutions

Charles River offers virtual training applications to develop medical skills, systems that measure trainee performance within training systems, as well as research and enabling tech that can support and enhance any training program. Are you looking for training with easy customization, scenario adaptation, and scenario generation? Do you have a greater need for remote, distributed […]

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