Developing Robotic Technologies to Provide Assured Care in the Field

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are exploring how emerging capabilities in AI, AR, and robotics might support collaborative intervention by teams of medics, AI-based virtual assistants, and autonomous robots. The goal is to develop a system where humans provide the outline of a task and allow robots to learn how to perform subtasks to minimize human workload and expand the range of potential solutions.

“Future combat situations will likely be characterized by large numbers of casualties in areas where prompt evacuation is difficult or impossible,” noted David Handelman , a senior roboticist in APL’s Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD). “APL has a unique role to play in helping the Army achieve their vision for medical robotics and autonomous systems.”