Skip to main content
Press Releases

Robotic Research Applauded in 2020 GovCon Awards for Both Contractor and Program of the Year


CLARKSBURG, Md., Nov. 5, 2020Robotic Research LLC, a global leader in autonomy and localization technology for government and commercial customers, announced today they received multiple honors during the 18th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor (GovCon) Awards, the Washington, D.C. region’s premier event honoring leaders in the government contracting community. The company’s financial and operational accomplishments were recognized with their award of Contractor of the Year, and their WarLoc™ product, a wearable localization device for GPS-denied environments, was announced as Program of the Year, an honor reserved for the most exemplary contracted program among all of the applicants.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Counsel for our success in delivering autonomy and localization technologies that have helped transform defense and transportation operations around the world,” said Alberto Lacaze, president of Robotic Research. “It’s been an extremely busy and successful few years for us. We have expanded applications for our AutoDrive® autonomy kit with defense customers and have used its past performance to broaden our work in the commercial sector. We introduced new products like Pegasus™, our first-of-its-kind hybrid, transformable drone, to defense and commercial industries. Our WarLoc™ product, the evening’s Program of the Year, was successfully delivered to warfighters, even in the face of a pandemic. It takes an amazing team as well as the support of highly collaborative customers and partners to make this quantity and speed of innovation possible. We thank all of them for supporting our creative process, which has allowed us to solve critical challenges with new thinking and fresh approaches. I am proud of our employees for their endless support and commitment to our customers’ success. Congratulations to the Robotic Research team on this accomplishment.”

WarLoc™ is a unique, GPS-denied localization device for dismounts, designed to increase the safety and security of warfighters and first responders. The mobile, boot-mounted device calculates a user’s position in GPS-denied locations, ensuring continued team visibility even within hostile and degraded environments challenged by GPS jamming and communications dropouts. WarLoc™ is powered by Robotic Research’s Prometheus AI, a collaborative system framework that dramatically improves accuracy and reliability of the full system by sharing and combining localization solutions on the edge. Prometheus AI is central to Robotic Research’s comprehensive autonomous vehicle solutions, all of which are helping U.S. military forces better coordinate safe and effective operations, helping to save soldiers’ lives in the most challenging environments.

“Thank you so much for the award,” said Kyle Smith, Director of Advanced Technologies and WarLoc™ Project Manager at Robotic Research. “I’m humbled by the role we’re allowed to play in serving the country’s warfighters and first responders. It’s been amazing to see this technology mature over the past 14 years, and none of it would be possible without our extremely skilled team, from engineers to technicians, administrative staff to trainers – and everything in between. I’d also like to thank all of our government team members, with special gratitude to Armaments Center.”

In 2019, Robotic Research received orders for 700 WarLoc™ units from the U.S. Army, which was the first commercialized order for product. The order marked a historic achievement in the long history and development of this innovative technology, which was born out of a Small Business Innovative Research contract with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Center Armaments Center in 2006. WarLoc™ has since been deployed to active troops in various U.S. and overseas locations.

Founded in 2002, the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards honors the leaders and legends of an industry that is vital to society and its citizens.

View images of WarLoc™ here

Learn more about Robotic Research here

About Robotic Research

Robotic Research, LLC, is a leading provider of autonomy and robotic technology driving the transformation of commercial and government autonomous operations through innovative and intelligent systems. Whether providing autonomous vehicles to the military to keep the warfighter safe; delivering unmanned, transformable robots to extend the reach of Special Forces units; or making commercial transportation safer and more efficient, Robotic Research is leading this dynamic revolution in technology. To learn more about Robotic Research, visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Media Contacts:

Kristina Messner (Focused Image for Robotic Research)


[email protected]