Work Attends Christening Ceremony, Tours Aircraft Facility
It’s getting so robots are everywhere at the Defense Department.
They dispose of bombs, and throw out the occasional first pitch. They help Marines improve their target shooting. And, if they’re human-robot teams that entered last year’s DARPA Robotic Challenged Finals, they drive vehicles, use tools, open doors, climb stairs and do all sorts of other things.
During the final stop on his trip to the Pacific Northwestlast week, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work inspected the final assembly facilities of the Boeing 737 and its derived military marine patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Story
Sea Hunter, a robot warship designed and built by the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency, represents breakthroughs in autonomous navigation
and human-machine collaboration that could change the nature of U.S.
maritime operations, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said. Story
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work is on a trip to the Pacific Northwest, where he will deliver remarks at a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ceremony for a technology demonstration vessel able to travel thousands of miles with no crew members aboard.
Bob Work was confirmed as the 32nd deputy secretary of defense April 30,
2014. He previously was chief executive officer of the Center for a New
American Security. From 2009 to 2013, Work served as the undersecretary of
the Navy. In this capacity, he was the deputy and principal assistant to the
Navy secretary and acted with full authority of the secretary in the
service's day-to-day management. Biography