Robotics, Manufacturing, and Computing
The National Science Foundation, Robotics-VO, Computing Community Consortium, and The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy held a workshop on October 21, 2013 to identify opportunities, challenges, and avenues in manufacturing, robotics, and computing.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- to discuss new directions in manufacturing technologies with a focus on the application of robotics and advanced computational tools,
- to identify use-cases where robotics and computation, integrated with related technologies, can have an impact on manufacturing, and
- to identify the specific technology gaps that need to be addressed.
October 21, 2013 (Monday)
|08:30 AM||Registration / Check-in|
|09:00 AM||Welcome / Objectives|
|09:15 AM||Sample Challenges / Opportunities|
|11:00 AM||Group Discussions and Sample Applications|
|01:30 PM||Identification of technology gaps across computing, automation and robotics|
|02:30 PM||Report out from group discussions|
|03:30 PM||Identification of use-cases, challenges and the human-robot collaboration opportunities|
|05:00 PM||End of White House Conference Meeting|
|05:45 PM||Reception at Mayflower Renaissance|
The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) will cover travel expenses for all participants who desire it. Participants are asked to make their own travel arrangements to get to the workshop, including purchasing airline tickets. CCC will make a hotel reservation for you and send you the confirmation closer to the workshop. Following the symposium, CCC will circulate a reimbursement form that participants will need to complete and submit, along with copies of receipts for amounts exceeding $75.
In general, standard Federal travel policies apply: CCC will reimburse for non-refundable economy airfare on U.S. Flag carriers; and no alcohol will be covered.
For more information, please see the Guidelines for Participant Reimbursements from CCC.
Additional questions about the reimbursement policy should be directed to Ann Drobnis, CCC Director (adrobnis [at] cra.org).