Charles River Analytics Awarion® Autonomous Lookout System Wins a Popular Science 2023 “Best of What’s New” Award

Advanced collision-avoidance notification system uses AI and computer vision to detect the presence of whales, ships, and other objects (CAMBRIDGE, MA) – Charles River Analytics announced that its Awarion® Autonomous Lookout System was selected as a groundbreaking innovation by Popular Science. Awarion, which is currently being deployed to assist marine mammal protection measures during offshore […]

Q&A with Spencer K. Lynn, Senior Scientist in the Human-Centered AI Division

Spencer Lynn is a Senior Scientist with a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. His research background is in learning, perception, and decision-making using behavioral, neurophysiological, and computational modeling methods. At Charles River, Spencer brings biologically inspired approaches, from neuroscience to behavioral ecology, to the intelligent systems that we build. Q: What is your favorite […]

Navy awards additional contract for Charles River Analytics to develop speech processing for training applications

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Charles River Analytics was awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Naval Air Systems Command Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). Supported by this funding, the Charles River team and partner OWT Global are developing techniques to tailor speech processing to specialized training applications. Speech recognition and generation […]

Charles River Analytics awarded contract to develop improved virtual training materials for US Navy

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Along with the University of Nevada, Reno, Charles River Analytics received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award to develop an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) that improves the navigation, seamanship, and ship-handling skills of the US Navy’s Surface Warfare Officers (SWOs). The prototype tool, Mentoring and Responsive Learning through Intelligent Nautical Skill-modeling, Prompting, […]

Air Force Research Laboratory awards Charles River Analytics contract to develop operational XR for space domain awareness

Charles River Analytics was awarded a $1.25 million contract through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Intelligence Systems, Analytical Systems Branch. The funding enables Charles River to expand their work on an extended reality (XR) system for space situational awareness—as well as battle management and command […]

Charles River Analytics nets contract to increase shared awareness with mixed crewed and uncrewed teams

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Facilitated by a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase II contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Charles River Analytics is developing advanced display tools that will help human operators effectively team with autonomous systems in challenging communication environments. Tactical Interfaces for Teaming with Autonomy (TITAN) is a multiphase endeavor that will develop […]

New mental health screening tool from Charles River Analytics will aid in warfighter health and readiness

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Charles River Analytics is partnering with researchers from Tufts University, the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech), and Emory University to develop techniques for conducting more objective psychological state assessments of warfighters and veterans. The Preconscious Signal Compilation for Robust and Individualized Belief Evaluation (PRESCRIBE) project won a nearly $10.5M contract from the Defense Advanced […]

DARPA’s Defense Sciences Office awards Charles River Analytics contract to develop adaptable AI

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Charles River Analytics is combining probabilistic programming and symbolic reasoning for flexible, more resilient artificial intelligence (AI). The company was awarded a $1.6M Phase II contract from the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop adaptable AI systems. This project builds on previous progress that the Charles River team made in combining the best […]

Charles River Analytics awarded contract to develop predictive AI-enabled maintenance tool for electrical transformers

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Charles River Analytics received a $1.1 million sequential Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to deliver condition-based maintenance of electrical transformers to keep critical power systems running. Probabilistic Operations Warranted for Energy Reliability Evaluation and Diagnostics (POWERED) integrates large amounts of available transformer data to diagnose equipment health and predict the possibility of […]

NASA awards Charles River Analytics additional contract to advance concepts for robots working as a team for lunar exploration

NASA awards Charles River Analytics additional contract to advance concepts for robots working as a team for lunar exploration Charles River Analytics, in collaboration with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was awarded a $750,000 contract from NASA to enable robots to work together to explore the Moon. Under the Autonomous Swarming for Teams of Exploration Robots […]

United States Space Force Unit 13th Delta Operations Squadron (13 DOS) using augmented and mixed reality for training and education

(MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, AL/CAMBRIDGE, MA) – Space Force Unit 13th Delta Operations Squadron (13 DOS), responsible for Guardian education, including institutional professional military education, continuing education, advanced education programs, and USSF officer accessions, today announced it will use the extended reality suite, SOLAR, developed by Charles River Analytics, to teach space operational concepts and […]

Army taps Charles River Analytics to develop personnel safety system for autonomous ground systems

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Charles River Analytics was awarded a $1.7 million contract from the Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop a personnel safety system for autonomous ground systems. Operational safety is paramount to successfully deploying driverless systems, as they will operate alongside soldiers, bystanders, and hostile actors. Therefore, these systems must be equipped with a […]

Charles River Analytics completes NASA contract, develops hybrid AI system to identify and assess wildfire risk

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Charles River Analytics has completed the first phase of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an AI-assisted wildfire risk assessment system. The Wildfire Integrated Modeling, Prediction, and Learning Environment (WIMPLE) uses hybrid artificial intelligence (HAI) to analyze data from multiple sources and provide a better overall understanding […]

Charles River Analytics nets contract to enhance Naval situational awareness at sea

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Charles River Analytics received a $1.8 million contract to classify and identify ships and other vessels at sea. The Automatic Text Extraction for Awareness in the Maritime (A-TEAM) system works with existing labeled image datasets and banks of unannotated maritime images to enable automated systems to recognize text on ships at sea. Knowing the ship’s […]

National Institute of Health award extends grant for Charles River Analytics to build VR training technology to help workers manage hazardous materials safely

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Charles River Analytics was awarded an additional Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to create VR modules that enhance training for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). Following a successful Phase I and supplemental COVID-19 grant, Charles River continues to build VR content to bridge […]

Charles River Analytics awarded Phase II SBIR contract to help Department of Defense analyze personnel sentiment using natural language processing

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Charles River Analytics received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop software that uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques to analyze free-form text for sentiment. The Jargon Association for Language Analysis in Domains (JALAD) program will save the DoD time and money, as the software automates the […]

Charles River Analytics spin-out, Veero™, goes to market with precision virtual-fit solution for eyewear retail

New company delivers breakthrough commercial solutions using advanced human-modeling, AI, and computer-vision technology originally developed at Charles River Analytics. Charles River Analytics spin-out, Veero™, today introduced its EyeSize virtual-fit solution for eyewear retail, leveraging a cross-section of advancements in human modeling, AI, and computer-perception technology developed at Charles River over the past five years. EyeSize […]

Charles River Analytics wins Army contract to develop AI-based adaptive cybertraining tool

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Charles River Analytics won a contract, in two phases, to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine-learning-based cyber opponent that would enable more frequent and less resource-intensive cybersecurity training. The $1.1 million Phase II contract, awarded through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, will run through July 2023. Given the growing threat of cyberwarfare, […]

Charles River Analytics nets SBIR contract to achieve smarter cyber resilience of aircraft systems

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Charles River Analytics received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to improve cyber resiliency of aircraft systems. Cyber Grammar Representations for Attack Meta-Monitoring including Analysis and Response (CyGRAMMAR) is the result of this effort. Aircraft pose a special challenge for cybersecurity: If a breach were to occur, […]