Thursday, December 17, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM EST

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Raquel Bahamonde 
IN3 (Indiana Innovation Institute) 

NSWC Crane, Office of Naval Research and NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge AISUM Project Talk

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Please join us for an NSWC Crane, Office of Naval Research and NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge AISUM Project Talk on Thursday, December 17, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) along with its Office of Naval Research and NavalX Midwest Tech Bridge partners are seeking ideas and best practices for a technology development that uses Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuvers (AISUM) to create a low-risk human machine maneuver element. The objective is for the development of an algorithm to enhance the maneuver and reconnaissance capabilities of autonomous drones within defined scenarios. 

The Project Talk will provide an overview of the capabilities sought and will outline the phases in which this project will be organized, which will culminate with a live event at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in September 2021.  

Please visit Challenge.gov or https://www.challenge.gov/challenge/nswc-crane- aisum-prize-challenge/ to learn additional details, including information about the prize purse  


  • Andy Brough, Expeditionary Warfare Lead, NSWC Crane
  • Dan Cabel, Special Operations Liaison, NSWC Crane 
  • Blake Busey, Physical Drone Lead, NSWC Crane 
  • Tony Vespa, Beta Team Lead, LCDR USN Naval Special Warfare
  • Brent Reynolds, Virtual Team Lead, Expeditionary C31 and Cyber Division, Chief Scientist, NSWC Crane 
  • Josh Borneman, Technical Team Lead, Technical Chief Scientist for Expeditionary Warfare, NSWC Crane 
  • Marissa Wagler, Contracts, Contract Specialist, NSWC Crane 


This informative virtual event will use Microsoft Teams. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email that will include the link to Teams and a call-in number.


If you have any questions, please contact Julie Griffith, EVP of Strategy, Partnerships and Outreach for IN3 at jgriffith@in3indiana.com.

On the day of the event, if you have any questions about logging in, please contact Raquel Bahamonde, Director of Communications for IN3 at rbahamonde@in3indiana.com or 317-319-6875.

Please Register by Wednesday, December 16, 2020