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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)
05 April 2013