2013 Event: Briefing

The Congressional Robotics Caucus Advisory Committee

in conjunction with

Congressman Mike Doyle & Congressman Phil Gingrey

Cordially invite you to attend a Briefing on

Harnessing New Robotics Technologies
for Job Creation


From manufacturing to self-driving cars, robotics has made a huge impact as a transformative technology, fostering both innovation and the competitiveness of the United States in the global marketplace. Unfortunately, people have the misperception that robotics – and automation in general – would eliminate jobs instead of create them.  This briefing presents a first-hand account of views, opinions, and real-world experiences of experts and practitioners from the industry and academia, to demonstrate how robots are contributing to job growth and sustainability of U.S. industries.

Event Flyer


WHEN: 25 July 20132:00-3:30 P.M.      


WHERE: Congressional Meeting Room North, Capitol Visitor Center (CVC)

Note: When attending official events in the CVC, you do not need to stand in the tourist line.  Simply tell the guards that you are there for a caucus event.


Dr. Raj Madhavan, Vice President, Industrial Activities Board
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society


Robots Save and Create Jobs

Jeff Burnstein, President, Association for Advancing Automation (A3), Ann Arbor, MI

Robots: Creating Jobs by Unlocking Value

Mitchell Weiss, COO, Seegrid Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

Robots and People Can Work Faster Together

David Bourne, Principal Systems Scientist, Robotics Institute
Carnegie-Mellon University
, Pittsburgh, PA

"As a partial result of DARPA's Adaptive Vehicle Make program (AVM), Carnegie Mellon demonstrated a manufacturing system featuring a person and a robot working together as a team to make large vehicle sub-systems 5-10x faster than previously possible (in small volumes). This speed increase translates directly to cost. This result was accomplished by automatically assigning the most appropriate tasks to both the robot and the person and effectively communicating the instructions.  Surprisingly, the robot is often instructing the person with the details of a task, rather than the person programming the robot."


Please RSVP to Bernadette Concepcion
 at b.concepcion@ieee.org or (202) 530-8365


Last Updated:  19 July, 2013



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