DARPA-SN-12-26 HACMS High Assurance Cyber Military Systems Program

Now posted as Broad Agency Announcement DARPA-BAA-12-21

Black-I Supports DARPA HACMS Program with Ground Robots

Black-I Robotics is supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - Information Innovation Office (I2O) DARPA-BAA-12-21 High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program with unmanned ground vehicles based on its LandShark chassis with special payloads including advanced cruise control and turret bases payloads.  The program had its formal kick-off meeting in August 2012.


LandShark Chassis, Software and Modular Options


  • Black-I provides unmanned ground vehicle hardware to proposers based on its latest LandShark mid-sized UGV platform.  A link to it can be found here.
  • Software source code will be made available by Black-I Robotics to proposal winners. A detailed system overview can be found at this link.
  • Various Payload Modules and Support will be offered to proposers specific to this program. 
  • Progam leads include such notables as Standford Research Institute, Hughes Research Laboratories and major universities including but not limited to MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Yale, Princeton, U. of Pennsylvania, U. of Minnesota, UCLA and others.

Contact Information at Black-I Robotics for Proposers

  • DARPA Webpage for HACMS Program

  • A Full Copy of the Presentations made at Proposers' Day including those by Dr. Fisher for DARPA and Brian Hart of Black-I can be found here. A video of those talks will soon be added to that link.

  • A press release from Black-I Robotics announcing its receipt of an Air Force contract to support this program can be found in our News and Press release section.
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Here is a link to a 6 MEG poster for the DARPA HACMS program.