TARDEC’s third Soldier Innovation Workshop, Dec. 16-18, brought together Soldiers, design students and Army engineers to create ideations that will inform the concept and requirements of an Early Entry Combat Vehicle capability for the Army. (U.S. Army photo)
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A Soldier’s perspective and a designer’s creative touch are proving to be vital tools when developing ground vehicle concepts.
The most recent workshop pulled together Soldiers primarily from the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, along with transportation design students from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and engineers from TARDEC and other labs and research centers. Working together, the CCS industrial design students drew more than 180 ideations that will inform the concept and requirements of an Early Entry Combat Vehicle capability for the Army.
Soldiers install solar shade at the Base Camp Integration Lab at Fort Devens, Mass. (U.S. Army photo by David Kamm)
Natick harnesses the benefits of partnerships, collaboration
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Soldier Systems Center opened in 1954, scientists and researchers have worked with a partners from prestigious colleges and universities, industry and other Army and Department of Defense organizations.
“Partnering is the cornerstone of acquisition. As we apply science and technology to change the art of the possible, partnerships enable us to turn the possible into the real….real military and defense capability,” said Dr. Jack Obusek, NSRDEC technical director. “No single organization can do that alone.”
The future of robotics offers almost limitless possibilities for the U.S. Army, which is placing a significant emphasis on this new but quickly emerging field. To facilitate ideas, development and advancement in the robotics field, the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center hosted the sixth TARDEC Robotics Quarterly Workshop this past September. Patrick Pinter has the story. Read more…