Army announces robotics and AI partnership with Carnegie Mellon

The Army and Carnegie Mellon University are entering a research partnership to establish a center for “artificial intelligence, robotics, and other emerging capabilities,” the service announced today.

“This agreement will enhance efforts of the newly established Army Futures Command to build synergy between academia and industry to accelerate innovation,” Brig. Gen. Matthew Easley, director of the Army’s artificial intelligence task force, said in a statement Futures Command released.

Military personnel “will be permanently assigned and technical experts will form agile teams to rapidly develop prototype capabilities,” the statement said, adding that the military’s top priorities for robotics and artificial intelligence are “logistics/maintenance and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”