Mobile Standoff Autonomous
Indoor Capabilities

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) and the Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD), Directorate of Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&D)  are seeking cutting edge hardware and software solutions to address challenging and longstanding technological gaps concerning remote autonomous indoor maneuver.

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Indoor Navigation

Algorithms that enable accurate navigation and localization in unknown indoor environments without any special infrastructure

Room Mapping

Algorithm-based solutions to autonomously explore previously unknown indoor spaces and construct maps or floor plans (2D\3D)

Human/Object Tagging

Algorithms that can automatically and accurately detect, recognize and classify between humans, animals and other objects of interest

Tactical Robotic Systems

Ground and aerial platforms that are capable of maneuvering accurately and effectively in complex indoor environments with multiple levels

Human Presence Detection

Man-portable sense-through-wall solutions to detect, confirm, classify, and monitor stationary and moving persons


The total value of the MoSAIC challenge prizes = $600K

Challenge winners 2018

Winners and runners-up
of each of the five mini challenges
will be recognized at a final award ceremony and awarded cash prizes
in total value of $235,000