Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference

Ensuring Future Operational Effectiveness Through the Development and Integration of Robotic Capabilities

June 20-21, 2022- Arlington, VA, United States

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We are proud to announce the 2nd annual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA conference on the 20th and 21st June 2022. Following on from our successful inaugural virtual event in 2021, we are excited to finally bring the community together under one roof for the first live event of its kind in the country.

With the continuing advances in robotic capabilities and the increasing threat of near-peer adversary technology the US DoD is continuing to invest heavily in land robotics of all sizes to increase Warfighter lethality and remove the soldier from dangerous situations.

MRAS USA 2022 is the only US-based event specifically dedicated to military robotics in the land environment. It will bring together the leading US and international program managers, robotics experts and industry to discuss the rapidly expanding role of military robots within the modern battlespace. As new opportunities and challenges emerge in this rapidly changing area, the conference enables the military robotics community to work collaboratively to forge ahead and deliver the very best unmanned capabilities to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

As well as bringing together the US ground robotics community, the conference will gather in some of the most dynamic and innovative international militaries to provide their unique perspectives; no other event in the USA offers the same number of opportunities to meet, discuss and network with opposite numbers from allied nations.

Benefits of Attending

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA 2022 is the only opportunity of its kind to meet world-leading experts in the field of autonomous and robotic systems and innovation. Attend the two-day conference and benefit from insights delivered by program managers, researchers, academics, technical industry experts and senior military figures from the USA and abroad.
  • With contributions from a wide-range of US ground robotics teams and strategic leaders, receive unparalleled insight and access to the US military's ground robotics research and overall strategy
  • Meet and discuss with leaders in military robotics from industry, military and government during dedicated networking sessions
  • Hear from a selection of international partner nations, and gain valuable lessons from parallel allied programs
  • Discover cutting-edge ground robotics technology to enhance operational effectiveness and explore opportunities for greater coalition interoperability.

Who should attend

Attending this conference benefits all those involved in the development, testing and use of robotic and autonomous systems within the land domain. Focusing on the USA, the event will be attended by a wide selection of DoD, US Army and wider US Armed Forces personnel and government staff.


  • Adam Jacoff, Robotics Research Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Brigadier General Stephanie Ahern, Director of Concepts, Futures and Concepts Center, US Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Christopher Korpela, Director of the Robotics Research Center, The United States Military Academy at West Point
  • Colonel Jay Wisham, Director , Army Applications Laboratory, US Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Jeffery Jurand, Project Manager Maneuver Combat Systems, PEO Ground Combat Systems, US Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Rob Ryan, Director, Robotics Requirements Division, Maneuver Capability Development Integration Directorate (MCDID), U.S. Army Futures Command
  • Colonel Robin Smith, Acting Director General Future Land Warfare Branch, Australian Army
  • Dr Chad Kessens, Senior Robotics Research Scientist, Autonomous Systems Branch, US Army Research Laboratory
  • Dr Douglas Brooks, Manager R&D, Intelligent Systems Division, Southwest Research Institute
  • Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist , Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center, US Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Iain Lamont, SO1 Robotics and Autonomous Systems, British Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Keith Toney, Product Manager Robotic and Autonomous Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army Futures Command
  • Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hadicke, Head of Development & Innovation RAS-Program, Royal Netherlands Army
  • Lieutenant Colonel Vito Marra, SO1 Concept Development, Future Force Development, Italian Army General Staff
  • Major General Martin F. Klein, Commanding General, 75th U.S. Army Reserve Innovation Command
  • Major Samuel Albahari, Project Officer: Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuver , United States Special Operations Command
  • Mr Jean-Charles Ledé, Autonomy Technical Advisor , Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Mr Mike Mays, CBRN Robotics & AI Integration, US Army DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center
  • Mr Nathan Fisher, Chief, Medical Robotic and Autonomous Systems (MedRAS) Division, TATRC, U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command
  • Mr Stuart Hatfield, Robotics and AI Branch Chief , HQDA FDD, US Army
  • Ms Camille Houston, Director, Virtual Test and Advanced Electronics (VTAE) Directorate, U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center
  • Professor Srinivasa Narasimhan, Interim Director, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon Universit

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