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Military Robotics Summit
Advancing Interoperability and Integration of Ground and Water Robotics

27 August, 2012 - 29 August, 2012, Alexandria, VA, United States

At the Military Robotics Summit, you will gain knowledge about creating and maintaining interoperable , integrated robotics systems and concepts. In-field warfighter support is gaining increasing importance as the Army, Navy, and Marines are all committed to creating a joint robotics system that work together much more efficiently than ever before. Robotics experts will present the latest advancements in the form of case studies, panel discussions and much more. It will focus on challenging operational requirements and technical capabilities to maintain constant control of machines at all time.

Background: Although the use of robotics is still in an ‘emerging’ phase, the Department of Defense decided to continue growing its investment in land and water robots. As noted recently in the Wall Street Journal, the ‘Obama administration's new defense strategy pledges a "strong commitment" to emerging technologies and singles out robotics as an area of promise.’

Our military’s front lines must continue to be strengthened and protected, both in water and on land. Therefore, robotics and unmanned systems play crucial roles in aiding our warfighters that will only grow in the near future. As technology and software becoming increasingly powerful and accurate, the Department of Defense will continue investing as they see the fruits of their efforts to grow robotics programs realized.

What makes Military Robotics Summit your must-attend event of 2012?

  • Discover the different military and governmental organizations tackle the challenges of military robotics
  • Find out about the latest improvements for interoperability and integration of robotics joint systems
  • Unwrap technological advancements and future outlook for the importance of robotics
  • Understand software in unmanned systems, its importance and development

Who You Will Meet

At the Military Robotics Summit, you will have the exclusive opportunity to interact, network, and learn from the leading representatives from military units / organizations, government agencies, and engineering and software solution providers. Attendees represent government agencies, academia, and the private sector, with job titles including:

  • Director Program Management / Research
  • Head of Future Joint Strategy
  • Acquisition / Technological Advancement / Robotics Software
  • Interoperability and Integration
  • Capabilities Manager
  • Chief Scientist / Engineer

Venue & Accommodation

Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, 1767 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States


Nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia just minutes away from our Nation's Capital, Washington DC, the luxurious Hilton Alexandria Old Town hotel in Alexandria, Virginia blends colonial charm with contemporary comfort.

Group Rate - $169 + 12.50% and $1 occupancy tax occupancy tax per each night

Please identify you are part of the IDGA – Military Robotics groups, reference AIQ to ensure the special rate. Note that you are eligible for this rate three day prior and three days post the event. Book your room prior to August 6, 2012.

Reservations Telephone - 800-231-5834

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads.


  • Dr. Marc Raibert, Founder, BOSTON DYNAMICS
  • Lieutenant Colonel Carl J. Hollister, Product Manager Command Post System & Integration, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, PEO C3T
  • Lieutenant Colonel William L. Fehlman II PhD, Chief, Capabilities Analysis Branch, US Army Capabilities Integration Center
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jackson, Head of Program Management, US Army Rapid Equipping Force
  • Major John Fraser, Ground Combat Element Branch Head, Technology Division, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
  • Dr. Naomi Zirkind, Lead General Engineer, US Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center
  • Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Marine Corps Warfighting Lab
  • John Canning, Combat Systems Engineer, Autonomous Use of Weapons, Naval Surface Warfare Center
  • Michael Edwards, Deputy Assistant, Chief of Staff, G-9, II Marine Expeditionary Force
  • SGM John Clements, Capability Developer, USA Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Pierre Bourque, Team Leader, Direct Fire, US Army Yuma Test Center
  • David Heaven, Technical Advisor, National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board
  • Lieutenant General (ret.) Rick Lynch, Executive Director, Automation & Robotics Research Institute
  • Harry Stephanou PhD., Director, Professor, Electrical Engineering, Automation & Robotics Research Institute
  • The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler PhD, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,, University of Maryland
  • Keith E. Hammack, Jr, Deputy Manager, USMC Maneuver S&T
  • Jessica Rajkowski, Senior Systems Engineer, MITRE
  • Alexander M. Wyglinski Ph.D., Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engin, Wireless Innovation Laboratory


Event details

27 August, 2012
29 August, 2012
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
United States


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