DOD, Israel Host Indoor Autonomous Maneuver Technologies Challenge

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Source: U.S. Army,
Source: U.S. Army,

August 18, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on August 11, 2021

The MoSAIC challenge is divided into five mini-challenges – three of them virtual challenges and two of them physical challenges that include indoor navigation, room mapping, human/object tagging, tactical robotic systems, and human presence detection, which is also known as through-wall imaging.

Prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up in each of the categories. The MoSAIC challenge application process, which began June 24 and runs until September 23, will award cash and other prizes totaling $600,000 to startups and innovators worldwide who produce the best solutions.

The MoSAIC challenge is part of a memorandum of agreement between the U.S. DoD’s Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate, or IWTSD, and IMOD’s Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering, or DDR&D. It’s important to note that IWTSD is part of the Assistant Secretary of Defense and Low-Intensity Conflict organization.

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