September 14–18, 2014 Chicago, Illinois

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Facebooktwitter

  • Lake Michigan
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Millennium Park
  • Art Institute of Chicago (Banquet)
  • The Field Museum, Museum Campus
  • Grant Park
  • Navy Pier
  • Palmer House Lobby
  • Skyline Reflected by Cloud Gate (the Bean)
  • Chicago Skyline at Twilight

Government Forum

Monday, September 15, 13:50-16:40, Crystal Room

Chair: Vijay Kumar

Policy makers from funding agencies in Asia, North America and Europe will talk about government funding priorities and government policy as it relates to robotics, and leaders in academia will outline new opportunities for engaging with government agencies to promote robotics research and development. The forum will consist of two sessions.  Each session will consist of opening statements and a moderated question and answer session in which active audience participation is encouraged.

Panelists incllude:

  • Atsushi Mano (NEDO, Japan)
  • Sangrok Oh (KAIST, Korea)
  • Juha Heikkila (European Commission)
  • Richard Voyles (White House Office of Science and Technology, USA)
  • Jeff Trinkle (National Science Foundation, USA)
  • Greg Hager (Computing Community Consortium, USA)
  • Herman Bruyninckx (SPARC Initiative, Europe)
  • Zexiang Li (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • Alex Zelinsky (Chief Defense Scientist, Australia)