NAVWAR Pacific Asks Oregon State to Look into Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Systems

July 30, 2019

Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Oregon, is awarded an $8,741,152 cooperative research agreement to conduct research for a machine common sense (MCS) service for artificial intelligence and robotic systems. The service will learn MCS planning and inference capabilities about objects, agents and places equivalent to the capabilities of an 18-month-old infant.  OSU will train the service using a first-person infant simulator, driven by real world infant behavior data. The effort is a four-year contract with no option periods. Work will be performed at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon.  The period of performance of the award is from July 30, 2019, through July 29, 2023. The type of funding to be obligated is research, development, test and evaluation (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). This effort was competitively procured via a broad agency announcement and publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website, with 23 proposals received and nine were selected for award.  Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity (N66001-19-2-4035).

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