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Our Next Monthly Meeting:

Date:  2 August 2021
Time:  1200-1250 (Pacific Time (US & Canada))
Location: Online Only

Remote Connection: Zoom Meeting – Connection details are sent to all current CRUSER members. If you are not a member, please join the CRUSER community of interest.

Dial-in:  TBD

1200-1205  Welcome - Dr. Brian Bingham, Director, CRUSER
1205-1245  Dr. Douglas Van Bossuyt & Dr. Robert Semmens, Dept. of Systems Engineering, NPS with Bryan Mesmer, Dept. Industrial & Systems Engineering and Engineering Management & Kristin Weger: Dept of Psychology, Univ. Alabama, Huntsville - How to Build Human-Autonomy Teams: Enabling Requirements, Adoption, and Verification 
1245-1250  Closing Remarks

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Upcoming Meeting Dates

September 13 - Mustafa Canan, NPS & Isaac Kaminer and Michael Wish, NPS
October 4 - Christopher Brophy and Josh Codoni
November 1 - Noah Weitz, James Newman & Giovanni Minelli
December 6 

Monthly Meeting Description

About the CRUSER Monthly Meeting

The CRUSER Monthly Meeting is both a community discussion and a venue for presentation of naval relevant research.  The event is open to all CRUSER members (click here to join) and is typically hosted on the first or second Monday of each month at 1200 Pacific Time.  The first potion of the meeting is announcements on relevant events and activities specific to NPS involvement in robotics and autonomous systems research and education.  The second portion of the meeting is normally two 20-minute seminar-style briefs from the CRUSER community.  These are often NPS students, faculty and/or researchers presenting their work, but are often provided by other naval commands, academic institutions or industry. 

We welcome a broad range of research topics, "from technical to ethical, from concept to experiment", with the goal of providing value for our CRUSER members, which include NPS students, faculty and staff; active-duty military; government civilian researchers; and the private-sector.  The monthly meeting venue provides and opportunity for CRUSER members to raise awareness of their work, invite collaboration and gather feedback from our broad range of constituents. 

All presentations must be approved for public release.  (Other venues can be provided for limited distribution briefs and discussion.)  We do not distribute the presentation documents or recordings, but, where appropriate, link to presenter contact information for follow-up discussions.

Past Meetings - Table

Past Meetings

See the info below for meeting guest speakers, subjects, and links to materials (if available).

Year

Speaker / Topic

2021
July Dr. Donald Brutzman, Dept. of Information Sciences, NPS - Ethical Control of Unmanned Systems
Dr. Robert Semmens, Dept. of Systems Engineering, NPS - Developing Tactical Judgment in a Human-Robot Team
June Dr. Timothy Chung, DARPA Program Manager - Accelerating Innovations for Robotics in Complex Real World Environments
May Dr. Corey Bergsrud, Engineer, Innovator, Leader, and Mentor, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division - Great Power Competition & Opportunities for UXV's in the Maritime "Gray Zone"
Maj. Logan Marcucci, Defense Analysis Student, NPS - DevOps to SpecOps: SOF Truths for AI Adoptione
Apr George Galdorisi, Director, Strategic Assessments and Technical Futures, NIWC Pacific - Algorithms of Armageddon: What Happens When We Insert AI Into Our Military Weapons Systems? Link to Associated Paper
Mar Kristen Fletcher, Energy Academic Group, NPS - Legal Aspects of UxS
Dr. Raymond Buettner, Director, Sea Land Air Military Research, NPS– SLAMR Update
Feb

Dr. Shelley Gallup, Information Sciences, NPS - Operationalizing Human-Machine Teams in Surface Warfare
Doug Horner, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NPS - AUV Active Terrain Aided Navigation

Jan Quinn Kennedy, Operation Research Dept, NPS and Perry McDowell, MOVES Institute, NPS - ONR Funding Opportunities for Student Theses
2020
Dec Scot Miller, Dept. Of Information Sciences, NPS - Building a Human Machine Team for the MQ-25
Brian Nowotny, DoD Autonomy Test Lead, TRMC - Assured DevOps of Autonomous Systems (ADAS)
Nov Geoff Xie, Computer Science Dept, NPS –Delay Tolerant Networking for Mobile Communications
Ruriko Yoshida, Dept. of Operations Research, NPS – Red Cell - Operational Deception planning
Douglas Horner, Dept. of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering, NPS Hybrid Autonomy - Encoding Commander’s Intent
Oct Isaac Kaminer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, NPS - Counter-Swarming Strategies Against Large Scale Adversarial Swarms
John Roth and David Garren, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NPS – Radar waveform optimization for Calibration of a UAV Swarm
Sep No Meeting
Aug Dr. Joshua Codoni and Dr. Christopher Brophy, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, NPS - Counter Aerial UxS Munition Delivery System
Jul Ms. Lyla Englehorn, NPS - Rapid Concept Generation
LCDR Kevin Klemens, USNR - Open Source Unmanned Systems
Jun Dr. Emil Kartalov, Department of Physics, NPS - 3D-Printable Artificial Muscles
LT Johnathan Marks, USN - Wave-induced ROV Motions when Operating Near-Surface
May  Dr. Raymond Buettner, Dept. of Information Sciences and Director of the NPS Field Experimentation Program - Sea Land Air Military Initiative (SLAMR) Update
Dr. Donald Brutzman, Dept. of Information Sciences - Ethical Control of Unmanned Systems using Formal Mission Ontologies for Undersea Warfare
Apr CDR Chris Angelopoulos, Director Cybersecurity, MOVES - Augmented Reality Research, NPS
Dr. Raymond Gamache, Dr. Fabio Alves, Dr. Paul Leary, Professors of Physics, NPS. Physics Electronics: Pathway to the Future Autonomous Battlefield
Mar Hans Thomas, UAV supervisor, Monterey Bay Aquarium research Institute (MBARI) UAV program. Water Column Science and Geophysics using Dorado AUV
Feb Dr. Mara Orescanin, Dept of Oceanography, Machine learning techniques for coastal landscape classification
Jan COL Tim Sands, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean, Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science. Deterministic Artificial Intelligence for Surmounting Battle Damage
2019  
Dec LT Meagan Way, USN: SMi 4th Annual UAV Technology Conference; NPS SE Student Team: sUAV-E project: UAV Swarm Potential Uses
Nov Noah Weitz, Space Systems Academic Group, NPS: Mobile CubeSat, Command, and Control (MC3) Ground Station Automation and Situational Awareness
Dr. MaraOrescanin, Dept of Oceanography: Machine learning techniques for coastal landscape classification
Oct MAJ Michael Senft, USA, LT Richard Rodriguez, USN, and LT Matthew Hendricks, USN - Hack the Machine 2019
Sep WIC Workshop: Logistics in Contested Environments
Col. John Dillard (Ret.), Senior Lecturer, Systems Engineering - Emerging results on the "Expeditionary Countermine Measures Sustainment" study
Aug Ms. Lyla Englehorn, CRUSER Assoc. Director - Royal Australian Navy's Warfare Innovation Workshop
MAJ Zhaolin Chen, Republic of Singapore Air Force. Network Performance Evaluation of ROS 2 for Unmanned Systems using NS3 Simulations
Jul Mr. Josh Metz, Economic Development Manager, Fort Ord Reuse Authority - Monterey Bay Drone, Automation & Robotics Technology (DART) Initiative: A regional economic development strategy
Jeremy Metcalf, PH Dept - Analysis of Spectral Imagery using Map Information
Jun Dr. Marcello Romano, MAE Dept - Minimum-Time Control of Linear Systems between Arbitrary States
MAJ Joshua Gordon, USMC - Simulation analysis of tactical unmanned aerial systems' capabilities in support of the Marine Air Ground Task Force
May MAJ Justin Murphy, USMC – Proof of concept into bursty/short-living communication networks interconnected by aerial biological nodes (birds)
Dr. Curt Blais, NPS MOVES Institute - Unmanned System Interoperability Standardization CRUSER Project Update: U.S. Navy and International Community Efforts
Apr MAJ Gonzalo Santiago and LT Gary Lattimore – Scan Eagle Research Update
LT Austin Fleming - Naval Applications of Machine Learning 2019 Workshop Round-up
Mar Capt Ashley Brown - Effective Humanitarian Logistics Delivery using Space-filling Curves
Feb Ric Romero & Lt. Justin McCorkle - Active Sonar Matched Waveform for Resonant Spherical Mine Target
Jan Captain Mike Franco, USMC and Captain Steve Spada, USMC: Fundamentals of C2 as applied to Manned-Unmanned Teaming
2018  
Dec Dr. Fabio Alves, NPS: Acoustic detection of Small Flying UAS using bio-inspired MEMS sensors
Dr. Margo Edwards, Director Applied Research Laboratory Researcher at the University of Hawaii: The Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii
Nov Dr. Mara S. M. Orescanin, NPS: Classification of Littoral Environments using Deep Learning
LT Ross Eldred, USN: AUV Prototype Development for Wreck Interior Exploration
Oct Professor Kristi Morgansen, Empirical Methods at the Boundary of Model-Based and Learned Integrated Sensing and Actuation
Sep WIC Workshop: The Impact of Robotics and Autonomy on the Future Battlespace
Dr. Brian Bingham: Welcome and CRUSER FY19 Call for Proposals Discussion
Aug Boon Hong Aaron Teow: Assessing Effectiveness of Using Combat UGV Swarm in Urban Operationse
Wee Leong Lee: Feasibility Assessment of sUAS-based FOD Detection System
Jul Dr. Ray Buettner and NPS CRUSER Staff: Cybersecurity for UxV Systems
LT Andy Schnieders: Comparison Study of Low-Level Controller Techniques for Unmanned Surface Vessels
Jun LT Tiffany Clark: Integrity-Based Trust Violations within Human-Machine Teaming
Sondre Engebraten – Test and Evaluation of Decentralized Controller for a Multi-Function Drone Swarm
May CPT Todd Howe – Planning and Prototyping a SAR Mission with UxVs
Apr Dr. Alex Bordetsky, NPS, Director of CENETIX – Integrating and operating the Multi-Thread Experiment (MTX) Maritime, Land and Air Network
Mar Dr. Doug Horner, Dr. Alex Bordetsky, Dr. Sean Kragelund and Aurelio Monarrez- Multi-Thread Experiment (MTX)
CDR Katy Giles, USN - Mission-based Architecture for Swarm Composability
Feb Dr. Ray Buettner and Ashley Hobson, NPS - Sea, Land, and Air Military Research (SLAMR) Facility
Gerald Scott, NPS - Field Experimentation 18-2
Jan Michael McCarrin, NPS - Enhancing Object Recognition in LIDAR Point-Cloud Data
Jessica Reichers, NAWCWD - Autonomous Research Arena (AuRa) Human-Machine Interface