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Jun 05

Robots: The Future is Here

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

As we move further into the 21st Century fighting an enemy in a new paradigm, technology has become more important in both defense and national security policy. Before spending billions of dollars on the "next best thing," it is important to have a strategy in place that smoothly integrates new technologies into a strong national security policy. Robot technology is reaching deep into security strategy - understanding the next wave of robot technology is important for defense at home and in battlefields overseas. How can we apply this new technology, and how close are these technologies to performing?

Join us as we delve into building a solid national security policy of the future.

More About the Speakers

Helen Greiner
Co-Founder and Chairman,
iRobot

John J. Leonard
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Vladimir J. Lumelsky, Ph.D.
Technologist,
Goddard Space Flight Center,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Stephen Welby
Director,
Tactical Technology Office,
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency