SAE Media Group is proud to announce the 4th Annual Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference on July 8-9, 2024, in Arlington, VA.

With the growing 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.

This 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 will enable 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.


  • Hear the latest updates on military robotic capabilities from US and International Senior Leadership and Program Managers
  • Engage and network with senior program leaders and solution providers developing and integrating cutting-edge autonomous systems
  • A varied and specific range of topics including a unique emphasis on land-based autonomous systems, AI, Human-Machine Teaming, RAS Testing & Experimentation, CBRN RAS, Military RAS Ethics and International Perspectives
  • Listen to comprehensive briefings delivered by US and international speakers, including the U.S. Army Futures Command, the Ground Vehicle System Center, the U.S. Army Evaluation Center, the Maneuver-Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate, PEO Ground Combat Systems, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, and a range of frontline military organizations

 75th Innovation Command, US Army; Anduril; Applied Intuition; Applied Intuition Inc; Army; ASA G9; ASA(ALT); Australian Army; BAE Systems; British Army; Cambridge Consultants; Carnegie Mellon University; CNH; Combat Capabilities Development Command, Ground Vehicle System Center; DE&S UK MoD; DE&S, UK MoD; Defence Science & Technology Agency; Defense Innovation Unit (DIU); DSTL, UK MoD; Fenix Insight; FNSS Defense Systems Inc.; Fortem Technologies; Hanwha Defense USA, Inc; HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc; Israeli Ministry of Defence; Leidos; MINDEF; Mistral Inc; Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; Netherlands Ministry of Defence; Office of Naval Research; ONR; Persistent Systems; Presidency of Defence Industries; QinetiQ; QinetiQ North America; Royal Netherlands Army; Swiss Embassy Armasuisse; Thales UK; The United States Military Academy at West Point; Tomahawk Robotics; U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center; U.S. Army Futures Command ; U.S. Army Research Institute; U.S. Department of Defense; United States Air Force; United States Special Operations Command; US Army; US Army C5ISR DEVCOM Countermine AIP; US Army DEVCOM C5ISR; US Army DEVCOM C5ISR Center; US Army Futures Command; US Army Medical & Development Command.

118th Air Support Operations Squadron; AFC DEVCOM Armaments Center; Allied Motion; Army; Army Futures Command; Army Futures Command - Sustainment CDID; Army HQ; Army Technology Research and Protection Center; Auburn University; Auburn University - College of Engineering; Australian Army; BAE Systems; BlueSpace.Ai; Booz Allen Hamilton; Boston Dynamics; British Embassy; C5ISR; CDAO; Combat Development Directorate / USMC; Cornell University; Defense Innovation Unit; Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG); Department of the Army (US DOD); DEVCOM ARL; DEVCOM Army Research Lab; DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory; DEVCOM Chemical Biological Center ; DoD Close Combat Lethality Task Force; Edge Case Research; EECS; Exponent; Fairmont Consulting Group; FN America LLC; Futures and Concept Center, Army Futures Command; Ghost Robotics; HDUSA; HQDA, G8-Robotics and AI Division; HQMC Combat Development & Integration; IDV USA, Inc; Joint Program Manager for CBRN Protection; JPEO CBRND; L2 Defense; L2 Defense Inc.; Liteye Systems Inc; Loc Performance Products, Inc.; Marine Corps Warfighting Lab; MARSOC; Milrem Robotics; Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division; Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD); NSWC IHD EOD Technology Center ; Oceaneering International Inc.; OSD / OUSD(R&E); PDW; PEO Aviation; PEO Soldier; PEO Soldier, PdM Soldier Maneuver Systems; Persistent Systems; PMS-408 Expeditionary Missions; Program Executive Officer Soldier; Project Manager Maneuver Combat Systems PM MCS, Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems; QinetiQ Inc; QinetiQ North America; R&E; Rheinmetall Canada Inc.; Robotics Requirements Division; Royal Netherlands Army; Silvus Technologies Inc; SIOD; Teledyne FLIR; Textron Systems; U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center; U.S. Army Evaluation Center; U.S. Army Research Institute; U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; United States Air Force; United States Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center; University of the Armed Forces of Germany; US Army; US Army - Counter Explosive Hazards Center; US Army Aberdeen Test Center; US Army C5ISR Center; US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Lab (ERDC-CERL) ; US Army Futures Command; US Army G8 FDH; US Army, PEO Soldier; US Army, Uncrewed Aircraft Systems; US DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory; US Marine Corps; USACE ERDC; USMC; USMC/CD&I/CDD; UXO COE;

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Arlington, VA, Virginia, USA

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Ghost Robotics

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Founded in 2015, Philadelphia-based Ghost Robotics develops Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicles, or Q-UGV® for short. Ghost’s Q-UGVs not only manage unstructured terrain well but are built for demanding customers in demanding environments. Their robots have a place in a broad range of government and enterprise applications where mobile robots with four legs have inherent advantages over wheels, tracks and even bipedal systems. To learn more about Ghost Robotics, visit www.ghostrobotics.io

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Boston Dynamics

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Boston Dynamics’ mission is to imagine and create exceptional robots that enrich people’s lives. Building machines that can approximate the mobility, dexterity and agility of people and animals is a grand challenge. Curiosity and respect for the natural world are at the heart of our work on robots. We see products derived from this work as the next step in the human history of building machines to reduce the danger, repetition and physically difficult aspects of work.


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