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Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition


“Into the Hands of the Warfighter”

3 – 6 March 2008

San Antonio, Texas




Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Opening RemarksMr. David Ahern, Director, Portfolio Systems Acquisition, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, OUSD


Keynote SpeakerGEN Paul Kern, USA (Ret)



OSD Ground Robotics UpdateMrs. Ellen Purdy, Director, Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, OUSD


Ground Robotics and the Joint Warfighter - CDR Peter A. Young


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Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Keynote SpeakerMr. Rodney Brooks, iRobot


Keynote Panel – International

         Mr. Nicholas S.J. Karvonides, Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA),Alexandria, VA

         Mr. Henrik I. Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics, Georgia Institute of Technology



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Thursday, 6 March 2008


Keynote SpeakerMr. Richard Rumpf, Former Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Engineering and Systems; Rumpf Associates International


Working group BSmall Business Issues

Working group CTechnology “Longpoles”

Working group DGround Robotics In Homeland Defense

Working Group FCombat Support/Combat Service Support Issues

Working Group GOperational Issues/Challenges

Working Group HInteroperability



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