Table of Contents: December 2018


SIGNAL December 2018ROBOTS
Army Robots Prepare to Go to School
    The ARL’s development of autonomous vehicles will resemble a degree program.

Molecular Robotics Builds the Ultimate Miniature Machines
    University of Manchester researchers seek to change the world one atom at a time.

Robots Lighten the Load for Marines
    The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory advances device efficiency and interoperability.

Researchers Have Artificial Skin in Robotics Game
    New nanotechnology also may identify fingerprints or generate power for small electronics.

Neurons Make the Robot, NRL Says
    The Naval Research Laboratory works to create more dexterous machines.

—NRL’S Merlin Robot Ready to Take First Steps

Perceptive Underwater Robots
    Carnegie Mellon researchers tackle sonar, 3D mapping and other technologies to improve the operational capabilities of AUVs.

STEM
Student Engineers Aid Injured Veterans
    STEM meets wounded warriors to improve their quality of life.

IDENTITY MANAGEMENT
Moving Beyond Passwords
    Hardware and biometrics are up next in the evolution of digital identity verification.

COMMAND AND CONTROL
Exercise Reveals Capability Gaps
    Saber Strike 2018 demonstrates the U.S. Army must modernize faster.

ASSOCIATION FEATURE
Sarnoff Award Dinner Honors Adm. Michael S. Rogers, USN (Ret.)

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
The AFCEA Community’s Relentless Commitment to STEM

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
Mechanical Minions Will Change Our Future

INCOMING
Great Changes Lie Ahead