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Advanced Technology Laboratories

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL) is an applied research and development center for scientific advancement in the areas of autonomy, robotics, artificial intelligence, command & control, human-machine symbiosis, spectrum operations, hypersonics and cyber.

ATL engineers and scientists develop and apply leading edge technologies to our customers’ most difficult problems and needs, redefining global security and transforming emerging ideas into solutions.

Embracing diversity of thought and collaborating with some of the best and brightest in government, industry, and academia, ATL is creating generation-after-next technology to help Lockheed Martin and our research and development customers.

These customers include U.S. government service laboratories and the U.S. armed forces, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to maintain technology dominance.

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ATL Publications

Explore ATL's publications library to discover the diverse areas of advanced research and development shared by our scientists and engineers.

ATL strongly encourages our thought leaders to share and publish their innovative technology developments.

ATL’s collaborations and partnerships involve the brightest minds of academia, small business, and our colleagues across Lockheed Martin’s business areas.

This resource is an introduction to ATL’s many impactful and industry-disrupting technologies.

See how we are advancing national security through transformational technology development.

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Indoor and Outdoor 3D Scene Graph Generation Via Language-Enabled Spatial Ontologies

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

Alberto Speranzon, et al



ATL Research Areas

Our days are full of imagination and discovery. Learn about some of the emerging and evolving concepts that we're currently researching at Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories.




Assured Autonomy and Systems


Command, Control and Understanding (C2&U)


Spectrum Operations




Human and Social Systems Engineering



Assured Autonomy and Systems

Assured Autonomy and Systems

  • Collaborative and tactical autonomy
  • Extreme robotic mobility and manipulation
  • Verification and Validation (V&V) for autonomy
  • Assured symbiosis
  • Physiological, biochemical and cognitive sensing technologies
Command, Control and Understanding (C2&U)

Command, Control and Understanding (C2&U)

  • Analyst-machine collaboration for sense making
  • High complexity planning and control
Spectrum Operations

Spectrum Operations

  • Advanced physics, processing and sensors
  • Data fusion and state estimation
  • Embedded designs and RF signal processing
  • Optoelectronics and advanced packaging
  • RF Spectrum-based machine learning


  • Cyber infrastructure
  • Malware analysis
  • Automated cyber testing
  • Secure and high performance computing
Human and Social Systems Engineering

Human and Social Systems Engineering

  • Advanced machine learning techniques for rapid analysis and augmentation
  • Human sentiment and influence
  • Model-based analytics for forecasting instabilities and outcomes
  • Frameworks and techniques for ingesting, indexing, integrating and analyzing big data sets


  • High temperature photonics and electronics
  • High fidelity multi-physics modeling and simulation


ATL Technologies & News

Technologies that Show how ATL Makes a Difference to the Warfighter with Technical Innovations.
Lockheed Martin pioneers in AI-driven advancements. With a commitment to ethical AI, we enhance decision-making and deliver actionable intelligence.
BOLT provides observers with a common and fully configurable vocabulary for observation types and observed subtasks.
Learn how to create a robot like the ones in the "Robot Rescue" booth at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival.
Improving the health, happiness, and productivity of your skilled workforce by monitoring, analyzing, and managing their workflow.
GVS is the application of low-level current to the inner ear, via electrodes placed on the head.
The ICEWS program is a comprehensive, integrated, automated, generalizable, and validated system to monitor, assess, etc.
ATL successfully demonstrated a prototype that provides cyber protection to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site.
The Advanced Technology Laboratories developed a robotic cell to handle an intricate process previously thought to be impossible for robots to master.
SA5 integrates near real-time human, environmental, and system sensing with multimodal models in a complete sense-assess-augment system.
Learn how we’re developing new technologies to understand the inner working of these massive cities.


ATL Careers and Collaboration

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories is home to a tight-knit group of scientists and engineers motivated by a common mission: Incubating transformational technologies in support of global security.

We hail from diverse backgrounds, with over 300 people working across three main locations. We thrive in a flat and nimble organization, and regularly partner with early adopters to validate concepts and prototypes. We’re passionate problem-solvers and curious collaborators. Join us in asking, “What about…” and “What if…” as we explore what’s next.


Universities & Students

ATL maintains close relationships with the brightest minds in academia. We are near many nationally recognized college and universities – enabling us to support a robust student co-op and intern program in the Minneapolis, MN, Philadelphia, PA, and Washington, D.C. areas.

Small Businesses & Experienced Professionals

Experienced professionals will find that ATL provides a creative, entrepreneurial research environment within a global organization. We regularly collaborate with small businesses, many of which are spin-offs from universities or other large businesses.


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Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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