Image description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) “Robbie the Robot” playing a game without human direction. See more examples of how DARPA’s Autonomous Robotic Manipulation (ARM) program is developing software to perform human-level tasks quickly and with minimal direction in this video on YouTube.
Image description: A LEGO model of the Navy’s Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research, part of the United States Naval Research Laboratory. The LEGO artist is William Adams, who works by day in the Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence. Some of the robots that he manages are featured in his model, which he built after work hours using 13,400 LEGO pieces.
Photos by Jamie Hartman for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.