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Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO)

Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO) is inspiring, exploring, innovating and leading the investigation of disruptive technology.

Warfare is rapidly evolving and technology on the battlefield is challenging traditional structures and processes.

The RICO team forms part of Army’s Future Land Warfare branch, and is supporting Army to be Future Ready by:

  • inspiring and promoting Army’s experimentation, research and development of disruptive technology and its potential applications
  • creating hands-on opportunities for Army to explore and harness the latest cutting-edge technology
  • driving Army innovation through education and advocacy
  • being a trusted leader and advisor to Army on emerging and disruptive technology.

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RAS technology can improve decision making and reduce risk to soldiers by removing the reliance on humans and human intelligence from some warfighting activities

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Army seeks to gain and retain an early advantage by identifying the high value applications of the technology in the land domain


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Power and energy are a vital commodity in any military force that will shape the design of Army’s future operations, it’s force design and operating concepts

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Emerging and disruptive technology is demanding innovative approaches to increase Army’s capacity, introduce and challenge concepts, and deliver cutting-edge capabilities to our soldiers

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