Robust computing and communications

Hybrid Cognitive-Neural Perception HRL is leading a team to develop a fully integrated, long-range, persistent, accurate threat-detection and cueing system that will provide advanced situational analysis to warfighters. This system integrates bio-inspired attention algorithms with brain-in-the-loop neural electroencephalography (EEG) signature detection of threats running on low-power neuromorphic hardware to yield exceptional detection performance over a 120°-by-20° field of view.

Mobile Robotic Manipulation Systems Using  a variety of unique high-degree-of-freedom robot shoulder, arm and hand systems, HRL researchers are developing robotic grasping and manipulation software for unprecedented  autonomy, adaptability, and utility across robotic platforms and in real-world applications. Using flexible 3D vision technology to determine grasp points and sequences of grasp and manipulation primitives that can be learned through demonstration, we are creating bi-manual systems that can perform complex tasks such as opening a gym bag, searching through its contents and picking up an object inside.

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Synchronization In a wireless communication system, it is important for a receiver to have accurate timing information for incoming data so that it can synchronize with the sender. The synchronization process is particularly difficult in impulse-IWB (I-UWB) systems because of the short pulse duration and the existence of multiple data paths. HRL has developed a coherent signal detection method that speeds up the synchronization process while keeping circuit complexity low. In addition, our approach allows the same circuit to be used for two functionalities at different phases of the receiving process—synchronization and demodulation.


SyNAPSE: "Brain on a Chip"

HRL is leading a group of industry and university laboratories in groundbreaking research to create electronics that simulate the cognitive capabilities and efficiencies of the biological brain. More >