\rō-bät) noun - 1: a machine that looks like a human being and performs various complex acts (as walking or talking) of a human being; also : a similar but fictional machine whose lack of capacity for human emotions is often emphasized;
2: a device that automatically performs complicated often repetitive tasks;
3: a mechanism guided by automatic controls; 4: a creation limited only by your imagination.
The Advisory Committee's Goals
• Increase general awareness of challenges and issues
among Members of Congress and policy analysts;
• Educate Members of Congress and congressional staff on
current & future research and development, and
• Serve as a forum where robotics-related policy issues
can be exchanged, debated and discussed by members of
• Ensure that our nation remains globally competitive as
the robotics industry expands and further affects the
way we live our lives.
Robots go where it's dirty, dull, or dangerous. They
reduce exposure to toxins and perform jobs nobody
should, as in pipeline inspections. Robots increase
accuracy and reliability on assembly lines and improve
speed, producing cheaper mass-produced goods. They
reduce risk to the military and First Responders, and go
where humans can't.
If you would like more information about the advisory committee, please contact Erica Wissolik at (202) 530-8437, or
Debbie Tekavec at (202) 547 8515.
04 April 2013