DARPA Kicks Off Mind’s Eye Program 
Ground surveillance is a mission normally performed by human assets, including Army scouts and Marine Corps 
Force Recon. Military leaders would like to shift this mission to unmanned systems, removing troops from 
harm’s way, but unmanned systems lack a capability that currently exists only in humans: visual intelligence. The 
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is addressing this problem with Mind’s Eye, a program 
aimed at developing a visual intelligence capability for unmanned systems. 
Humans perform a wide range of visual tasks with ease, something no current artificial intelligence can do in a 
robust way. They have inherently strong spatial judgment and are able to learn new spatiotemporal concepts 
directly from the visual experience. Humans visualize scenes and objects, as well as the actions involving those 
objects and possess a powerful ability to manipulate those imagined scenes mentally to solve problems. A 
machine-based implementation of such abilities is broadly applicable to a wide range of applications, including 
ground surveillance. 
The joint military community anticipates a significant increase in the role of unmanned systems in support of 
future operations including jobs like persistent stare. By performing persistent stare, camera-equipped unmanned 
ground vehicles (UGVs) would take scouts out of harm’s way. Such a capability, however, would not constitute a 
force multiplier because human analysts would have to interpret streaming video from these platforms to detect 
operationally significant activities. A truly transformative capability requires visual intelligence, enabling these 
platforms to detect operationally significant activity and report on that activity so warfighters can focus on 
important events in a timely manner. 
DARPA has contracted with 12 research teams to develop fundamental machine-based visual intelligence: 
Carnegie Mellon University, Co57 Systems, Inc., Colorado State University, Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory/CALTECH, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, SRI International, State 
University of New York at Buffalo, TNO (Netherlands), University of Arizona, University of California Berkeley 
and University of Southern California. These teams will develop a software subsystem suitable for employment 
on a camera for man-portable UGVs, integrating existing state of the art computer vision and AI while making 
novel contributions in visual event learning, new spatiotemporal representations, machine-generated 
envisionment, visual inspection and grounding of visual concepts. 
DARPA has also contracted with three teams to develop system integration concepts: General Dynamics Robotic 
Systems, iRobot and Toyon Research Corporation. These teams are taking a collaborative approach to developing 
architectures incorporating newly-developed visual intelligence software onto a camera suitable as a payload on a 
man-portable UGV. 
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