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National Robotics Week recognizes robotics technology as a pillar of 21st century American innovation, highlights its growing importance in a wide variety of application areas, and emphasizes its ability to inspire technology education. Robotics is positioned to fuel a broad array of next-generation products and applications in fields as diverse as manufacturing, health-care, national defense and security, agriculture and transportation. At the same time, robotics is proving to be uniquely adept at enabling students of all ages to learn important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts and at inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. During National Robotics Week, a week-long series of events and activities is aimed at increasing public awareness of the growing importance of “robo-technology” and the tremendous social and cultural impact that it will have on the future of the United States.

National Robotics Week is a product of a 2009 effort by leading universities and companies to create a “national road-map” for robotics technology, which was initially unveiled at a May 2009 briefing by academic and industry leaders to the Congressional Caucus on Robotics. On March 9, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed resolution H.Res. 1055, officially designating the second full week in April as National Robotics Week. This resolution was submitted by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (PA-14), co-chair of the Caucus, and other members.


NASA JPL MOBILITY AND ROBOTICS SYSTEMS - Descriptions of the activities of the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section, as well as related robotics efforts around the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. JPL is approximately 100 engineers working on all aspects of robotics for space exploration and related terrestrial applications. They write autonomy software that drives rovers on Mars, and operations software to monitor and control them from Earth, and are developing new systems with many limbs for walking and climbing. To achieve mobility off the surface, JPL is creating prototypes of airships to fly through the atmospheres of Titan and Venus, and drills and probes to go underground on Mars and Europa.


ROBOTICS TRENDS - an online information resource featuring robotics business and technology trends.


NASA - ROBOTICS ALLIANCE PROJECT - The mission of the NASA Robotics Alliance is to create a human, technical, and programmatic resource of robotics capabilities to enable the implementation of future robotic space exploration missions. (Project Managers)


Last Updated: 05 April 2013


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