Tech Solutions boost human performance

Heidi Jacobus shows off the ATACS ammunition sorter at Cybernet Systems Inc. of Ann Arbor.

Seven years ago in Kuwait, the U.S. military had an expensive problem: A mountain of ammunition needed sorting, and there was no quick way to do it.

Contractors picked through the stockpile by hand, separating the usable elements from the junk and categorizing each round by size. This process took workers three minutes to sort one round.

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