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Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA
July 8 - July 9, 2024

Take your place at the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA Conference on July 8-9, 2024, in Arlington, VA.

100+ Attendees | 2 Day Conference | 15+ Speakers | Ethics Focus Session | 3 International Perspectives | Dedicated Networking Opportunities


Don't miss out on the premier US event uniting ground robotics experts! Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to network and collaborate with dynamic international militaries, offering unique perspectives on the latest advancements in robotic capabilities.

With the US DoD investing heavily in land robotics to enhance warfighter lethality and safety, this event is essential for staying ahead of the curve.
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Dr Robert Sadowski

Dr Robert Sadowski

Army Chief Roboticist, US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Mr Steven Herrick

Mr Steven Herrick

Product Manager, Robotic Combat Vehicle, Product Lead Future Battle Platforms FBP, US Army
Mr Stuart Hatfield

Mr Stuart Hatfield

Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8

Colonel (ret'd) Mike Smith

President, Remount Consulting
Colonel (ret'd) Mike Smith

Colonel Tim Wright

Assistant Head, Research and Experimentation, British Army
Colonel Tim Wright

 COL Tim Wright is responsible for Research and Experimentation in the Futures Directorate of the UK Army Headquarters with specific focus on robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence. Most recently, he served as Director for Russia on the National Security Council staff in the Executive Office of the President. He holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dr Anton Netchaev

Senior Research Computer Scientist, USACE ERDC
Dr Anton Netchaev

Dr Gavin Kenneally

CEO & Co-Founder, Ghost Robotics
Dr Gavin Kenneally

Dr Robert Sadowski

Army Chief Roboticist, US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Dr Robert Sadowski

 Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the United States Army’s Senior Scientist for Robotics within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate at the United States Army CCDC Ground Vehicle Systems Center in Warren, MI.

Dr. Sadowski previously served twenty nine (29) years of active United States Army duty culminating as the Electrical Engineering Program Director and Academy Professor at the United States Military Academy in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he continues serving as adjunct faculty.

Dr. Sadowski has over forty (40) months of operational experience in Southwest Asia in a variety of leadership, staff, and engineering positions including Iraq and Afghanistan. He currently chairs RDECOM’s Community of Practice in Robotics and is guiding the development of robotics and autonomous systems technology as part of the third offset strategy.

Dr. Sadowski is a graduate of the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University as a Fannie and John Hertz Fellow. He also holds a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.

Major Steven Atkinson

Robotics and Autonomy Branch Head, Artificial Intelligence Branch Head,Science and Technology Division, US Marine Corps
Major Steven Atkinson

 Major Steven Atkinson, a native of New York, embarked on his military journey with the Marine Corps in August 2003, attending basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Post basic training, he completed Marine Combat Training in December 2003 and proceeded to the Electronic Maintenance Repair Course in 29 Palms, California. There, he was designated as an Electronic Repairman (2844). His inaugural duty station was at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Serving in various capacities with the 3rd Radio Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, and 3rd Marine Regiment, he assumed several roles, including Assistant Maintenance Supervisor, Quality Control NCO, Lead Countermeasure Technician, and Lead Blue Force Tracker Technician. His exemplary service saw him deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2005 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. After an honorable discharge from active service in 2008, Major Atkinson pursued a Bachelor of Science as a Physics Major at Siena College, Loudonville, New York. Concurrently, from 2008 to 2012, he continued his service in the reserves with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, Marine Wing Support Squadron 472, and 1st Marine Recruiting District. Additionally, he completed the Platoon Leadership Course in 2010, leading to his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in February 2012. In June 2012, he commenced training at The Basic School, followed by Flight School in Pensacola, Florida, in December 2012. After graduating from Helicopter Training Squadron 8 in 2014, he was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303. His tenure at Marine Helicopter Light Attack Squadron 267 began in August 2015, where he served in several pivotal roles, including Responsible Officer, NATOPS Officer, Future Operations Officer, Page 1 of 4 Weapons and Tactics Instructor, and Pilot Training Officer. He completed the Tactical Air Party Control course in March 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 necessitated a temporary reassignment for Major Atkinson. He served with Marine Aircraft Group 39 as the Future Operations Officer and with the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company as the Assistant Air Officer. In July 2020, he joined the 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, undertaking roles as the Weapons and Tactics Instructor, JTAC Program Manager, and Air Officer. Major Atkinson's awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Mr Andy Kruz

RCV Requirements Lead, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command
Mr Andy Kruz

 Mr. Andrew Kruz is the RCV Requirements Lead for the Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) program. Mr. Kruz is responsible for working across the Army enterprise to synchronize and oversee supporting materiel development activities, soldier experiments and assessments for both hardware and software that will deliver the Army’s RCV.

Mr Edward Agee

Senior Program Analyst, DoD Close Combat Lethality Task Force
Mr Edward Agee

 Ed Agee was an Infantry officer that served over 27-years on active-duty with the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2011. His duty assignments include Ft Stewart, Georgia, Ft Benning, Georgia, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, Guam, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, Ft Drum, New York, Ft Polk, Louisiana, Ft. Wainwright, Alaska, and the Pentagon. Upon retirement, Ed continued his service in Army civilian positions at Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Ft. Moore, GA with the Close Combat Lethality Task Force. Ed is a U.S. Army War College graduate.

Mr Jason Devitt

CEO & Co-Founder, Compound Eye
Mr Jason Devitt

 Jason Devitt is cofounder and CEO of Compound Eye, a leading developer of 3D sensing and perception software for robots and autonomous systems with customers in automotive, heavy equipment, and defense. Jason co-developed the company’s core technology and holds nine US patents. Previously he built two companies that developed software for mobile phones and was an entrepreneur-in-residence at a venture firm in New York and an analyst at a hedge fund in London. Jason grew up in Ireland and studied electronic engineering at UCD where his graduate research concerned video compression. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mr Jonathan Horowitz

Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
Mr Jonathan Horowitz

 Jonathan Horowitz is a Legal Advisor at the ICRC’s Regional Delegation for the United States and Canada, based in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on legal issues pertaining to new and emerging technologies in armed conflict, urban warfare, and partnered operations. He is the author of the recently published article “One Click from Conflict: Some Legal Considerations Related to Technology Companies Providing Digital Services in Situations of Armed Conflict,” in Chicago Journal of International Law, Vol. 24 No. 2 (January 2024)

Mr Nathan Parker

General Manager, Defense & Public Sector, Kodiak Robotics - On Behalf of DIU
Mr Nathan Parker

 Nathan Parker is the General Manager, Defense and Global
Public Sector at Kodiak Robotics, a Silicon Valley-based AI
and autonomy startup. Nathan joined Kodiak after 20+ years
as an executive in the aerospace and defense industry
delivering new and emerging technologies. Prior to Kodiak,
Nathan launched the U.S. Air Force organization (Rapid
Sustainment Office) focused on leveraging Industry 4.0
commercial technology for military applications. With a
diverse background spanning roles within the Department of
Defense, Booz Allen Hamilton, and ITT Corporation, Nathan
has consistently delivered cutting-edge solutions in emerging
technologies. Nathan has an MBA from Ohio State University,
completed advanced studies at the DIA’s National
Intelligence University and is a graduate of Air War College.

Mr Paul Weimer

Division Chief, Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Division, Aberdeen Test Center
Mr Paul Weimer

Mr Stefan Seltz-Axmacher

CEO & Co-Founder, Polymath Robotics
Mr Stefan Seltz-Axmacher

 Stefan Seltz-Axmacher formerly founded Starsky Robotics, a self-driving truck startup that raised $26M and completed the first-ever unmanned public highway test. He has been featured by 60 Minutes, Forbes 30 Under 30, and recognized as a WEF Tech Pioneer for his work in the autonomous vehicle field. Stefan is a teleoperation expert for USDOT and a two-time YCombinator alumni. Together with his co-founder Ilia, he hosts the popular "Automate It" robotics podcast, discussing the business and technology side of the robotics industry.

Mr Steven Herrick

Product Manager, Robotic Combat Vehicle, Product Lead Future Battle Platforms FBP, US Army
Mr Steven Herrick

 Mr. Steven Herrick is the Product Manager for the Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (PM RCV) program.
Mr. Herrick is responsible for all cost, schedule and performance for both hardware and software programs that will deliver the Army’s first RCV Brigade Combat Teams.
The RCV Hardware program will deliver a safe, reliable, and remotely operated combat vehicle with a modular open systems architecture approach and system design to support continuous growth and enhancement of RCV capabilities.
The RCV Software program will deliver the software, development infrastructure, and processes to support persistent modernization and enhancement of RCV capabilities.

Mr Stuart Hatfield

Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8
Mr Stuart Hatfield

 Mr. Stuart Hatfield is the G-8 Robotics Branch Chief, Headquarters, Department of the Army, where he manages the US Army’s $2.1 billion budget for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Artificial Intelligence. He is the Army Staff lead integrator for Robotics on the Joint RAS Enterprise to synchronize concepts, requirements, resources, technology, and standards for RAS across the Department of Defense.
Stu is a retired Army officer with 23 years of service in a variety of command, staff, and combat assignments as an Armored Cavalry officer and strategic planner, including multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr Tim Dykstra

Director of Sales, Channel, Boston Dynamics
Mr Tim Dykstra

 Tim Dykstra is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Boston Dynamics, where he works closely with a variety of partners to support the deployment of agile robots for hazardous environments, remote operations and autonomous applications. Prior to Boston Dynamics, Tim has been involved with disruptive robotics and automation technologies for 15 years, with a focus on helping clients deploy new robotic platforms at scale throughout their operations. Tim holds a B.A in Business Administration from University of Colorado and a Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University.

Ms Nataliia Kushnerska

Chief Operating Officer, Brave1
Ms Nataliia Kushnerska

Ms Verena Jackson

Legal Advisor, Researcher & Lecturer, University of the Armed Forces of Germany
Ms Verena Jackson

 Verena Jackson is a Legal Advisor and Researcher& Lecturer at Center for Intelligence & Security Studies (CISS) at the University of the Armed Forces of Germany.
After completing her legal studies with a focus on International and European Law in Germany and Spain, she worked for international law firms and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (a partnership institute of the German and US Military). She also has additional training in American Law from the 7th Army JMTC Staff Judge Advocate, Grafenwoehr Germany.
Her academic research and expertise to the Federal Ministry of Defense focus on legal aspects of the use of AI in military and emerging technologies, c-UAVs and Cyberoperations.

Reasons to attend: 

  • Engage and network with the key figures behind these programs and meet solution providers developing and integrating cutting-edge autonomous systems.
     
  • Learn about the future trajectory of Autonomous Systems from updates on military robotic capabilities delivered by leading US and International Senior Officers and Program Managers.
  • Enhance your knowledge on a varied yet detailed range of topics including a unique emphasis on land-based autonomous system.
  • 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, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory, and a range of frontline military organizations.

This is not one to miss!

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.

Key topics to be discussed:

Human-Machine Teaming | RAS Testing & Experimentation | SOF RAS | Military RAS Ethics | International Program Updates | Artificial Intelligence

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This two-day event is your gateway to interacting with key stakeholders spanning military, government, and industry, offering a comprehensive exploration of the sector's future. Immerse yourself in unparalleled networking opportunities at this conference.

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Conference agenda

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8:30

Registration & Coffee

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9:20

Chairman's Opening Remarks

Mr Stuart Hatfield, Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8

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9:30

Opportunities and Challenges Uncovered in the Development of Autonomous and Robotic Capabilities

Dr Robert Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist, US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center

  •  Lessons learned from integration of RAS with Soldiers.
  • Progress towards HMIF by 2040.
  • Enhancing RAS Command & control software moving towards Heterogeneous robot control.
  • Questions surrounding the weaponisation of UGV’s and other RAS assets.
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    10:00

    The Robotic Combat Vehicle Program – Developing a Capable, Reliable and Soldier Focused Combat UGV

    Mr Steven Herrick, Product Manager, Robotic Combat Vehicle, Product Lead Future Battle Platforms FBP, US Army

  • Delivering a Robotic Combat Vehicle Platform
  • Multi-Pathway Acquisition approach to Hardware and Software
  • Maximizing Commercial Industry Software Investments and Adapting to Military Applications for Persistent Modernization
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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:15

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Ghost Robotics

    Dr Gavin Kenneally

    Dr Gavin Kenneally, CEO & Co-Founder, Ghost Robotics

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    11:45

    How new technologies will fundamentally change the character of war in the land domain

    Mr Andy Kruz, RCV Requirements Lead, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command

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    12:15

    Networking Lunch

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    13:15

    Session Reserved for Sponsor - Boston Dynamics

    Mr Tim Dykstra, Director of Sales, Channel, Boston Dynamics

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    13:45

    Ensuring that decisions regarding the development of AI are ethical and trustworthy

    Colonel Tim Wright, Assistant Head, Research and Experimentation, British Army

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    14:15

    Sponsor Spotlight - Polymath Robotics

    Mr Stefan Seltz-Axmacher, CEO & Co-Founder, Polymath Robotics

    Mr Jason Devitt, CEO & Co-Founder, Compound Eye

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    14:20

    Afternoon Tea

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    15:05

    Leveraging Commercial Technology to Field Autonomous Systems

    Mr Nathan Parker, General Manager, Defense & Public Sector, Kodiak Robotics - On Behalf of DIU

  • What the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is and how to work with us
  • Overview of recent technological developments to facilitate Autonomous Systems
  • Highlighting some hurdles to the adoption and fielding of robotics and autonomy
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    15:35

    USACE Robotics

    Dr Anton Netchaev

    Dr Anton Netchaev, Senior Research Computer Scientist, USACE ERDC

  • Overview of Robotics Development
  • Intended Future Efforts within USACE
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    16:05

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Mr Stuart Hatfield, Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8

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    8:30

    Registration & Coffee

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    9:20

    Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Mr Stuart Hatfield, Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8

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    9:30

    Efforts Needed for Creating the Most Capable and Integrated Robotic Systems for the Future

    Mr Stuart Hatfield, Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8

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    10:00

    Increasing Lethality of Joint Close Combat Formations via Human Machine Integration

    Mr Edward Agee, Senior Program Analyst, DoD Close Combat Lethality Task Force

  •  Using new and emerging technologies to enhance lethality on robotic and autonomous systems
  • Integrating next-generation technologies to maintain adversary advantage
  • Close Combat Lethality as a requirement for an operationally effective Robotic System
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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    11:15

    Panel Discussion: RAS INTEGRATION — FORMATION-BASED CAPABILITIES

    Colonel (ret'd) Mike Smith

    Colonel (ret'd) Mike Smith, President, Remount Consulting

    Mr Andy Kruz, RCV Requirements Lead, NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command

    Mr Steven Herrick, Product Manager, Robotic Combat Vehicle, Product Lead Future Battle Platforms FBP, US Army

    Major Steven Atkinson, Robotics and Autonomy Branch Head, Artificial Intelligence Branch Head,Science and Technology Division, US Marine Corps

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    12:00

    Marine Corps RAS efforts and concepts

    Major Steven Atkinson, Robotics and Autonomy Branch Head, Artificial Intelligence Branch Head,Science and Technology Division, US Marine Corps

  •  Overview of USMC Robotics and Autonomy ecosystem and common C2
  • Importance of autonomy within military application to provide safety, increased situational awareness, and force multiplication capability.
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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

    Defining Robust Legal Frameworks for Using Autonomous Systems

    Ms Verena Jackson, Legal Advisor, Researcher & Lecturer, University of the Armed Forces of Germany

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    14:00

    The Challenges to International Law Presented by the use of Autonomous Systems

    Mr Jonathan Horowitz, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

  •  Overview of the principles of LOAC and how this intersects with the use of Autonomous Systems.
  • The need for the ‘line in the sand’ - the limits of autonomous systems and point where human-machine interaction is required.
  • Ensuring Autonomous Systems of the future are compliant with international and humanitarian law by design.
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    14:30

    FIRESIDE CHAT: RAS Ethics

    Mr Jonathan Horowitz, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross

    Ms Verena Jackson, Legal Advisor, Researcher & Lecturer, University of the Armed Forces of Germany

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    14:45

    Afternoon Tea

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    15:30

    Army Test and Evaluation Command’s (ATEC) Integrated Multi-Domain Operations Test Environment

    Mr Paul Weimer

    Mr Paul Weimer, Division Chief, Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Division, Aberdeen Test Center

  •  Delivering a distributed test environment capable of thoroughly examining UGV capability at a scale unavailable to traditional, live “open air” testing.
  • Ability to leverage distributed test networks, Hardware in the Loopfacilities, System Integration Labs, Test Centers, and ranges in a virtual sandbox to perform early integration and experimentation of advanced technologies at the speed of need.
  • Overview of the ATEC Integrated Multi-Domain Operations Test Environment.
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    16:00

    Development of the field of UGV: The Experience of Ukraine (VIRTUAL)

    Ms Nataliia Kushnerska

    Ms Nataliia Kushnerska, Chief Operating Officer, Brave1

  •  Why should robots – not humans fight?
  • Functional capabilities and types of UGV
  • Examples of application on the battlefield
  • Technological challenges and opportunities for development
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    16:30

    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Mr Stuart Hatfield, Human-Machine Integration Division Chief, US Army G8


    President
    Remount Consulting
    Assistant Head, Research and Experimentation
    British Army
    Senior Research Computer Scientist
    USACE ERDC
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Ghost Robotics
    Army Chief Roboticist
    US Army DEVCOM Ground Vehicle Systems Center
    Robotics and Autonomy Branch Head, Artificial Intelligence Branch Head,Science and Technology Division
    US Marine Corps
    RCV Requirements Lead
    NGCV CFT, US Army Futures Command
    Senior Program Analyst
    DoD Close Combat Lethality Task Force
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Compound Eye
    Legal Advisor
    International Committee of the Red Cross
    General Manager, Defense & Public Sector
    Kodiak Robotics - On Behalf of DIU
    Division Chief, Cyber and Electromagnetic Activities Division
    Aberdeen Test Center
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Polymath Robotics
    Product Manager, Robotic Combat Vehicle, Product Lead Future Battle Platforms FBP
    US Army
    Human-Machine Integration Division Chief
    US Army G8
    Director of Sales, Channel
    Boston Dynamics
    Chief Operating Officer
    Brave1
    Legal Advisor, Researcher & Lecturer
    University of the Armed Forces of Germany

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    Sponsors and Exhibitors


    Ghost Robotics

    Gold Sponsor
    https://www.ghostrobotics.io

    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

    Sponsors
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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.


    Polymath Robotics & Compound Eye

    Sponsors
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    Founded in 2021, San Francisco-based Polymath Robotics is a dual use robotics company that develops autonomous navigation software for off-highway vehicles. Polymath-equipped vehicles excel in handling rugged terrain and can be configured to tackle the toughest challenges. This modular open system is suitable for a variety of government and enterprise applications where removing a human driver enhances safety, speed, and efficiency. To learn more about Polymath Robotics, visit www.polymathrobotics.com

    Compound Eye is a leading developer of passive sensing and perception technology for autonomous vehicles and other robots. The company’s modular VIDAS technology (Visual Inertial Distributed Aperture System) uses off-the-shelf cameras, inertial sensors, and AI to build a dense 3D model of the world in real time with zero signature, eliminating the need for active sensors like LiDAR and radar. Compound Eye has customers in automotive, medical, and agricultural robotics and has won five Direct to Phase II SBIRs from the US Army and Air Force to adapt its technology to combat vehicles. The company is based in Redwood City, CA and is backed by Khosla Ventures.



    REMOUNT CONSULTING

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    Mission: Improve clients’ understanding of DoD and the Army to enhance delivering national security capabilities; facilitate planning, preparing and execute successful program management activities.

    Value Proposition

    • Generated the effort to help the Army understand and document the organizational and cultural obstacles to efficient and effective delivery of operational capabilities, then to build the plan to execute the establishment of Army Futures Command (AFC) in Austin, Texas.

    • Synchronized the wholesale reorganization of a 5,000 Soldier organization, with sub-units thousands of miles apart, applied digital capabilities on virtually every piece of rolling/flying stock, developed and executed an integrated training plan to ensure technical competence validated through rigorous experimentation to ensure technical functionality and new technology-based operating processes, in under two years.

    • Led the $134M effort to establish Joint Task Force-East (JTF-East) from 2005-2007, the Department of Defense’s first significant and enduring presence in the former Warsaw Pact, navigating complex national, international and supra-national legal constraints.

    • Unique experience in Capabilities Development, Science and Technology, and Army Acquisition that helps clients better understand how to capitalize on opportunities and deliver needed solutions.

    • Experienced in both government and business, able to assist organizations with developing and implementing strategies to adjust to changing operational environments.


    Exhibitors


    Clearpath Robotics

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    https://clearpathrobotics.com/

    Clearpath Robotics by Rockwell Automation is a global leader in unmanned vehicle robotics for research and development, and provides hardware, software, and services to enable mobile robotics product deployment and operation. Clearpath works with over 500 of the world’s most innovative brands in over 40 countries, serving markets that span mining, military, agriculture, aerospace, and academia. Clearpath was recognized as a Robotics Business Review’s RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards 2023 Winner. For more information, visit clearpathrobotics.com.


    OPAL-RT Technologies

    Exhibitors
    http://www.opal-rt.com/

    OPAL-RT is a world leader in real-time simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment. Since 1997, OPAL-RT has empowered engineers and researchers with accessible, cutting-edge, and customized real-time simulation technology to accelerate the development of better products and more reliable energy transmission. Real-time simulation processes let engineers quickly test and iterate their control strategies in order to decrease development costs and time to market. These processes, used by all industries, allow corrections to be made early in product development. Thus, mistakes can be corrected, and optimizations can be made while it is still inexpensive to do so. Our main goal at OPAL-RT is to help you to make innovative ideas a reality--and to help our users build better products and solutions, in the hope of creating a better world.


    Oxford Technical Solutions Ltd

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    At OxTS, we have been pushing the performance limits from MEMS-based GNSS/INS for over twenty years. Today, thousands of engineers are collecting and using position, orientation and dynamics data to develop and deploy vehicles and other autonomous platforms around the world. Our focus on robustness and scalability has led to our GNSS/INS systems becoming the go-to solution for automotive testing and an attractive alternative to FOG-based systems in other industries.


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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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