Army Science Conference focuses on transformational technology

By Richard MattoxDecember 2, 2008

The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development Engineering Center's Chris Mocnik (left) explains the Robotic Vehicle Control Architecture for Future Combat Systems to Zi Jing Bay and Hikaru Fujishima, both of DSO National Lab, at the 26th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development Engineering Center's Chris Mocnik (left) explains the Robotic Vehicle Control Architecture for Future Combat Systems to Zi Jing Bay and Hikaru Fujishima, both of DSO National Lab, at the 26th Army Science Conference in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1. (Photo Credit: Richard Mattox) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Ryan Siddall suits up in the Future Soldier 2030 Concept uniform at the 26th Army Science Conference being held in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-4.  The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is building on the Land Warrior System's technical advantages to design future Soldier systems.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Ryan Siddall suits up in the Future Soldier 2030 Concept uniform at the 26th Army Science Conference being held in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 1-4. The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is building on the Land Warrior System's technical advantages to design future Soldier systems. (Photo Credit: Richard Mattox) VIEW ORIGINAL
Five command sergeants major made history Dec. 1 when the 26th Army Science Conference broadcast its press conference live at blogtalkradio.com for the first time. Lindy Kyzer orchestrates the online event from her laptop. From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Philip F. Johndrow, U.S. Army Combat Arms Center; Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Moore, U.S. Army National Training Center; Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Command Sgt. Maj. Hector G. Marin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; and Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Diggs, HQS, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Five command sergeants major made history Dec. 1 when the 26th Army Science Conference broadcast its press conference live at blogtalkradio.com for the first time. Lindy Kyzer orchestrates the online event from her laptop. From left, Command Sgt. Maj. Philip F. Johndrow, U.S. Army Combat Arms Center; Command Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Moore, U.S. Army National Training Center; Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey J. Mellinger, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Command Sgt. Maj. Hector G. Marin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; and Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Diggs, HQS, North Atlantic Regional Medical Command. (Photo Credit: Richard Mattox) VIEW ORIGINAL
Autonomous Systems is one of seven technology/research areas the 26th Army Science Conference is emphasizing as part of its conference theme, "Transformational Army Science & Technology-Harnessing Disruptive S&T for the Soldier. Shown here are Army Research Lab Engineers Barry O'Brien (left) and Dave Baron, who have modified a PackBot so that it autonomously stops when it approaches an obstacle, which in this case is Lt. Col. Keith Harvey's foot.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Autonomous Systems is one of seven technology/research areas the 26th Army Science Conference is emphasizing as part of its conference theme, "Transformational Army Science & Technology-Harnessing Disruptive S&T for the Soldier. Shown here are Army Research Lab Engineers Barry O'Brien (left) and Dave Baron, who have modified a PackBot so that it autonomously stops when it approaches an obstacle, which in this case is Lt. Col. Keith Harvey's foot. (Photo Credit: Richard Mattox) VIEW ORIGINAL