ECBC engineering technician Brad Ruprecht used a multi-material 3D printer to produce numerous self-sealing suction cup prototypes for ARL's Chad Kessens, a robotic manipulation researcher. ECBC's advanced design and rapid prototyping capabilities provided workable samples right off printer.

ECBC, ARL collaborate on octopus-inspired suction cup

An expanded robotic grasping capability could improve the way emergency response teams observe areas of devastation by increasing the effectiveness of robotic operations while reducing human risk at dangerous on-site locations. More


ARL employees named top winners at 2013 Excellence in Federal Career Awards

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) employees will be recognized during the 2013 Excellence in Federal Career Awards Luncheon and Ceremony, May 3, in Baltimore for exceptional and meritorious performance. The event is being held in conjunction with Public Service Recognition Week. The awards are sponsored... More

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Army S&T powers up expert team to find energy solutions

The Army's power and energy technology for the battlefield of the future moves Warfighters away from a logistics train that has traditionally led to casualties.

A team of senior scientists and engineers, who are part of Research, Development andEngineering Command (RDECOM)... More

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, last summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J. Energy resupply on the battlefield is one of three great challenges that experts on the RDECOM Power and Energy Technology Focus Team address; along with conserving available energy via more efficient conversion, lightening the load that Soldiers'
 carry, and reducing the overall energy footprint. Photo Credit - RDECOM CERDEC

Army's basic investments today impact tomorrow's science

Scientists at the Army Research Office (ARO) forecast potential chemical and biological threats of future military conflicts in search of the smartest solutions to ensure the nation's technological superiority.

ARO, an element of the U.S. Army Research... More

The Agentase Disclosure Spray kit used today came about after the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Defense Threat Reduction Agency took steps to move the University of Pittsburg basic research project along to develop a commercially viable nerve agent sensor.


SLAD employee selected as NDIA's Civilian Tester of the Year

Each year, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) presents awards to outstanding individuals in the field of test and evaluation (T&E), offering each military service and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) the opportunity to recognize individuals for their accomplishments.
The winner of NDIA's... More

Shown is Michael Tegtmeyer, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD). Tegtmeyer won NDIA's award for Army Civilian Tester of the Year for 2012.

HRED researchers discuss brain-computer interaction at local Science Café

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) participated in the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council's (NMTC's) Science Café that was held at the Harford Public Library in Abington, Md., on Jan. 8.

More than 100 people... More

Dr. Greg Apker, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, discusses brain computer interaction at the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council's Science Café held at the Harford Public Library, Jan. 8.

EOVAF scientists set standard for laser vulnerability analysis

Since 1983, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD) Electro-Optical Vulnerability Assessment Facility (EOVAF) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. has provided the resources needed for SLAD to establish preeminence in the field of laser vulnerability analysis. SLAD... More

Pictured is Chris Zella, electronics engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, working on the laser threat emulator. (Photo courtesy of SLAD)



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ARL, Battelle team to inspire young women in science, engineering careers

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Fellow, Dr. Melanie Will-Cole, spearheaded an initiative last year that brought together high school girls from Aberdeen's Science and Math Academy with professional women who have had successful careers in STEM fields. Plans are currently underway for another ARL Young Women in Science and Engineering College and Career Workshop.

Date: October 24, 2012
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