Carnegie Mellon University


NREC brings innovative robotics technology to warfighters and military operations. Since 1995, NREC has been working with Department of Defense clients including DARPA, AFRL, TARDEC, USMCWL, OSD TRMC, NAVEODTECHDIV, PM Night Vision RSTA, USACE, JGRE, ONR, US Army, US Air Force and others. An impressive roster of projects and awards highlights NREC's mission to "engineer robotics solutions." NREC constantly pushes the boundaries of what's possible and can solve your most challenging operational, tactical or logistic capability gaps.


Autonomous Vehicles

From inspection robots to tactical vehicles

Equipment and Site Monitoring

Detection of abnormal situations or intruders


Video processing and georeferencing. Detection of anomalies and IEDs


3D Teleoperation and S.A. from around the globe. Latency compensation and bandwidth management

GPS-Denied Navigation

Warfighter localization and vehicle navigation

3D Mapping

Accurate, real-time mapping of tunnels, roads and cities

Safety Systems

Safety components, architecture, testing and evaluation for complex autonomous systems

Vehicle Design

Superior mobility from 15-lbs to 15-tons. Wheels or tracks. Hybrid electric and custom drivetrain


Off-Road Autonomy

Unmanned Convoy

Route Clearance

Tunnel and Building Inspection and Mapping

Manned and Unmanned Teaming

Logistics Operations

Perimeter Security

Depot and Maintenance Automation

Featured Projects

Stress Testing for Autonomous Systems

Finds autonomy system safety problems that are unlikely to be discovered by other types of tests.

Cargo Unmanned Ground Vehicle

NREC teamed with Oshkosh Defense to develop autonomous unmanned ground vehicle technologies for logistics tactical wheeled vehicles used by the US Marine Corps. 

Autonomous Route Clearance

NREC and Oshkosh Defense adapted Cargo UGVs to detect and clear explosives from convoy routes.

Laser Coating Removal for Aircraft

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) and NREC developed an environmentally friendly system to remove coatings from U.S. Air Force aircraft.

UGV & UAV Collaboration