Mid-Continent

Spanning 14 states and with over 100 federal laboratories and facilities connecting the heartland of America, the Mid-Continent Region is the largest of the six FLC regions. Laboratories in the Mid-Continent Region perform cutting-edge research for agencies that include the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), and Department of Agriculture (USDA), to name a few.


Numerous technologies transferred from the Mid-Continent Region have been leveraged to address societal needs, promote economic development and growth, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace. Get to know the FLC Mid-Continent regional laboratories and successes by exploring the site to learn about the activities, programs, and events it has to offer.

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The machine common sense (MCS) program seeks to address the challenge of articulating and encoding human common-sense reasoning for intelligent machines. The program will aim to create machine common-sense services that can break down the barrier between the narrowly focused AI applications of today and the more general AI applications of the future. (Image credit: DARPA)