Past event: Unmanned Systems and Robotics Summit

Integrating Unmanned Systems & Robotics to Support the Future Force

The 10th Annual Unmanned Systems and Robotics Summit provides leaders within the Department of Defense, academia, industry, and other critical stakeholders an open 'Town Hall' forum that serves as a conduit for information exchange, idea generation, and open dialogue and debate.

The goal of this year's Summit is to focus on deeper integration of UxS capabilities across domains as well as the utilization of robotics in sustainment and manufacturing in support of the DoD.

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Topics to be covered at the 2022 Summit:

  • Moving from a platform centric approach to a capability centric approach
  • How each Service is developing open systems and commonalities to support faster innovation and integration across capabilities and what industry and mission partners need to know
  • Autonomous navigation and decision making in denied environments and unknown terrain
  • Utilizing robotics as key enabling technologies for sustainment and manufacturing for DoD
  • Improving human – machine communication
  • The Army's next generation of robotic combat vehicles
  • Accelerating the US Navy's Unmanned Systems Campaign in Support of Distributed Maritime Operations
  • Supporting the Marine Corps Force Design 2030 with Enhanced Uxs / Robotic Capabilities
  • Enhancing partnerships for greater innovation at AFWERX including electric propulsion , manufacturing, and V-TOL
  • Improving cross-domain capabilities of UxS: Integrating UxS assets into a JADC2 construct

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

Our 10th Annual Unmanned Systems & Robotics Summit will emphasize the integration of UxS capabilities into the multi domain operating environment as well as their use cases beyond the battlefield in support of DoD. The Summit will cover both strategic and technical priorities and emerging research to best support utilization across the Services.

In order to maintain our technological and military advantage and dominate on the future battlefield, the US Military must continue to integrate robust, cutting-edge UxS and robotic capabilities. This past year has seen continued effort through various exercises and 'Campaigns of learning' including the Navy's Task Force 59, The Army's Project Convergence 21 and the evolving JADC2 construct, to the Air Forces' continued acceleration through AFWERX.

This year we will also emphasize a few key enablers supporting the deeper integration of these capabilities; recent research on improving human- machine communication, navigation and controlled decision-making autonomy in denied environments and unknown terrain, developing common standards for increased flexibility, and a look at the broader supporting data management, sensors and software to integrate systems into a joint C2 environment.

The Summit will also look at the use cases for robotics in sustainment and maintenance that help reduce Soldier burden and safety.

The 2022 Unmanned Systems & Robotics Summit 'Town Hall' format will serve as a conduit for cross collaboration and the interchange of knowledge among military, government, industry and academia. Military and government attendees and speakers will gain feedback from industry towards the technical 'art of the possible' and their current challenges, while disseminating their respective organizations' current priorities and initiatives.

Sponsor & Exhibit: Now Open

The 2022 Unmanned Systems & Robotics Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, round table discussions, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.

Early 2022 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Christopher C. O'Donnell, SES, Performing the Duties of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition
  • LtGen Karsten Heckl, USMC, Commanding General, MCCDC; Deputy Commandant for CD&I Headquarters, USMC
  • RADM Brian K. Corey, USN, PEO, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons, NAVAIR
  • BGen James Adams, USMC, Deputy Director for Requirements and Capability Development, J8, Joint Staff
  • CAPT Michael D. Brasseur, USN, Commodore, Task Force 59, Commander Unmanned & Artificial Intelligence Integration
  • Jean-Charles (JC) Ledé, Autonomy Technical Advisor, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • COL Joseph “Scott” Anderson, USA, PM, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PEO Aviation

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.

Venue

Sunset Room at National Harbor Marina
137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

Hotel Option 1. The Westin Washington National Harbor. Click HERE to see available rooms.
Address: 171 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Maryland 20745

Hotel Option 2: Hyatt Place National Harbor. Click HERE to see available rooms.
Address: 123 Waterfront St. National Harbor, Maryland, United States, 20745

Parking: There are a variety of parking options throughout National Harbor. The lot that is closest to The Sunset Room is our Carousel Lot which is located at 137 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. If covered parking is preferred our Fleet Street Garage is the closest to the venue at 116 Waterfront Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745. Mariner Garage will be the closet to The Westin National Harbor at 199 Fleet Street, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-23389