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June 25 - 27, 2018 | Detroit, MI

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Robotics & Autonomous Systems Agenda

IDGA is proud to announce the first annual Robotics & Autonomous Systems Summit, this June 25-27 in Detroit, MI. This is the only event of its kind in the United States. There is no other Robotic and Autonomous Systems event that is strictly military and government focused.This summit ...

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The Army's Robotic & Autonomous Systems Development Strategy

We took a glance at the U.S. Army's development strategy for the modernization of robotics and autonomous technology. To link the strategy’s ways and means, the Army uses a five-step development process as a bridge to modernize the technologies. To learn how the Army is advancing the DoD's defensive capabilities,...

The Army’s Priorities for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS): Near-Term, Mid-Term, & Far-Term

The Army expresses its vision for Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) by outlining realistic objectives in the near-term (2017-2020), feasible objectives in the mid-term (2021-2030), and visionary objectives for the far-term (2031-2040). The Army shared this vision in a report titled, “The U.S. Army Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy.”

The DoD Goes Black Mirror: The Top 5 Priorities for Disruptive Technology Development

Prior to the upcoming Robotics and Autonomous Systems Summit this June 25th - 27th in Detroit, we took a look at the Army's top five priorities for RAS. The Army is investing in technological opportunities, such as soldier-borne sensors and tele-operated systems connected to combat vehicles and aircrafts. Achieving the...

Interview with Dr. Robert Sadowski, Chief Roboticist, US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center

In this interview, Dr. Robert Sadowski shares insight on autonomous vehicles in defense, defense applications and more. Dr. Robert W. Sadowski is a member of the Scientific and Professional (ST) cadre of the Senior Executive Service and serves as the Robotics Senior Research Scientist within the Research, Technology and Integration Directorate...

A Timeline of the Rising Small UAS Threat

The threat of small UAS has thus emerged as a critical tactical and operational vulnerability for the military, and industry is now beginning to respond to this capability gap. Yet before acquiring C-UAS systems, a common understanding of the UAS threat and a clarification of the rules of engagement is...

The Future of Unmanned Systems with LTC (R) Matt Dooley

LTC (R) Matt Dooley, Former Chief of the Lethality and Robotics Branch for the U.S. Army, speaks about the priorities for these unmanned systems, the Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Strategy in the near, mid and far terms, robotics technologies for the future and currently being fielded and more!

Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) Market - Global Forecasts to 2020

This exclusive sample report by ASD Report that provides a glimpse of analysis of the unmanned ground vehicle market over the next six years. It analyzes the drivers of the market, the challenges faced by the industry, and the factors that restrain growth of the market. The report will also...

Unmanned Solutions for Ground Combat Systems with Johns Hopkins University

In this interview, Dr. Reed Young, Program Manager – Robotics and Autonomy, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory discusses current requirements in unmanned solutions for ground combat systems, opportunities are there for unmanned capabilities, short and long term goals concerning unmanned solutions, and progression of unmanned solutions within the next...


U.S. Army Robotics and Autonomous Systems Strategy Update

LTC (R) Matt Dooley, Former Chief, Lethality and Robotics Branch U.S. Army, presented on the Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) strategies for robotics and autonomous systems in this past presentation. The strategies include: The (RAS) concept development path and why it is...

Shaping the Future: Army Robotics and Autonomous Systems

In this presentation, Dr. Bob Sadowski, Army Chief Roboticist at TARDEC Ground Vehicle Robotics discusses the future of Robotic and Autonomous Systems.

RAS in the News

US Future Combat Systems - Marines Test Futuristic Combat Robots

US Marines from 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment test a variety of new warfighting technology - MAARS, MUUT, PD-100, Instant Eye. The Warfighting Labs identifies possible challenges of the future and develops new warfighting concepts and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future...