Semi-autonomous Precision Robotic Application (SPRA) Industry Demonstration Day

 19-20 April 2022

Submissions Closed 01 March 11:59 PM ET


SOFWERX, in collaboration with USSOCOM J5 (Strategy, Plans, and Policy), the joint Accelerator for Innovative Minds (AIM), and US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Chemical Biological Center (CBC), will host an Industry Demonstration Day to explore Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and Independent Research and Development (IR&D) technology applications with the potential to inform the concept of a semi-autonomous robotic spraying capability.


This effort will demonstrate a state-of-the-art COTS capability to leverage autonomous behaviors capable of precision robotic spray application. This effort will also include a discussion of related attributes and known limitations. Features to be demonstrated include the ability to spray a layer of paint from predesignated point to point, to map the area to be painted, painting of elevated surfaces, painting equal to or faster than humans, with a user friendly remote work station, and the capability to store mission information. Topics to be discussed include future challenges and human factors engineering.

Event Overview

Completed Phase 1 – 01 February 2022 to 01 March 2022 Submissions Open: Interested respondents who could potentially provide solutions that meet the desirements of the Government Stakeholders are encouraged to submit their solutions per the instructions below.

Completed Phase 1(a) – 16 February 2022 Q&A Telecon: Interested offerors may participate in a virtual Q&A session to better understand the intent of the event by USSOCOM and DEVCOM CBC. The telecon will take place on 16 February from 3:00–4:00 PM ET. Click Here to RSVP (NLT 15 February 2022)

Completed Phase 2 – 02 March 2022 to 04 March 2022 Downselects: USSOCOM and DEVCOM CBC will downselect the respondents/submissions they feel have the highest potential to satisfy their technology desirements. Companies with favorably evaluated submissions will receive an invitation o/a 04 March.

Phase 3 – 19 April 2022 to 20 April 2022 Semi-autonomous Precision Robotic Application (SPRA) Industry Demonstration Day: During the event, invited participants will be allotted a one-on-one session with the Government evaluation panel to demonstrate and/or discuss their solutions. The forum will include a Q&A portion and discussions may continue outside of the event. Final location, dates, and times will be finalized with selected vendors.

How You Can Participate
Industry, Academia, National Labs, and Non-Traditionals

  1. Review the Problem Statement & Standards/Desirements: Click Here to Review
  2. Review Q&A Telecon Transcript: Click Here to Review


For event-related questions, please contact Gabrielle Robles,