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Robotics Division


Established in June 2006, the Robotics Division has been organized to focus on the national security-related applications of robotics technology. Focus areas for the Division will include the research, development, acquisition, application, integration and sustainment of unmanned ground vehicles to enhance the capabilities and survivability of warfighters. Emphasis will be placed on the underlying technologies that will yield integrated and interoperable unmanned systems to meet present and future operational requirements. The Division will engage the OUSD AT&L (Defense Systems, Land Warfare and Munitions), the Robotic Systems Joint Program Office, the military service research laboratories, research and development centers, program offices, other government agencies, academia and commercial companies to discuss issues, provide industry insights into promising technologies, and propose systems solutions to challenges associated with tactical and logistical robot operations.

The Division intends to conduct a national conference on an annual basis highlighting advances in technology that may lead to improved teleoperated systems and leap-ahead semi-autonomous and autonomous systems and operations, presenting technical discussions related to the integration of manned and unmanned systems, and providing a forum for the open discussion of challenges associated with meeting robotics operational requirements.

Robotics Division Organization (PDF) Updated September 24, 2012
Robotics Division Charter (PDF)

Take a look at the 2012 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition video, by clicking here.

Division Links

Upcoming Events
Past Meetings
Major Current Tasks and Activities
Studies & Publications

Division Committees

Standards Committee

Information on additional committees will be posted as it becomes available.


Mr. Jorgen Pedersen
President & CEO
RE2, Inc.
4925 Harrison Street
Second Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: (412)681-6382

NDIA Contact
Mrs. Britt Sullivan, CMP
Director, Operations, NDIA
Phone: (703) 247-2587
Fax: (703) 522-1885

Proceedings/Meeting Minutes

25 August 2015 Quarterly Division Meeting
COL Charles Bowery, Jr.
Mr. Bryan McVeigh
Mr. Bill Thomasmeyer
LTC Stu Hatfield, USA (Ret)
Ms. Susan Warshaw Ebner
Dr. Robert Sadowski
LTC Matt Dooley, USA
Mr. Jim Pippine
Mr. Shad Reese

NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition
April 6 - 8, 2015

4 December 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Mr. Jorgen Pedersen
Mr. Bryan McVeigh
Mr. Jim Parker
Mr. Bill Thomasmeyer
Mr. Brian Skibba
Mr. Derrick Maple

NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition
August, 2014

4 June 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Mr. Chris O’ Donnell
LTC Stuart Hatfield
MAJ Todd Willert
Mr. Paul Scharre
Mr. Troy Scott
Dr. Cindy Bethel

6 December 2012 Quarterly Meeting
Mr. Rob Maline
LTC Stu Hatfield, USA
Mr. Mitchell Weiss
Dr. Chris Leger
Mr. Andrew Houston-Floyd
Dr. Ed Bundy
Mr. Michael Zeher
GRCCE Update

18 September 2012 Quarterly  Meeting
Lt Gen Larry Farrell, USAF (Ret)
Mr. Derrick Maple

14 June 2012 Quarterly Meeting
Mr. Byron Brezina
LTC Stuart Hatfield, USA
Mr. Jeff Jaczkowski
Mr. Rob Maline
Dr. Rich Voyles

15 December 2011 Quarterly Meeting
Elena Messina
Albert Wavering

15 September 2011 Quarterly Meeting
LTC Stuart Hatfield, USA
Ms. Charlotte Kemper
Mr. Rob Maline
LtCol Dave Thompson, USMC

16 June 2011 Quarterly Meeting
Dr. Bobby Junker
Rob Maline
Dr. Tom Hone
Jeff Jaczkowski
Dr. Stephen Ford

16 December 2010 Meeting
COL Brian Bedell, USA
Dennis M. Bushnell
Bruce Donlin- 2011 GRCCE Agenda
Ken Jarboe
Rob Maline- JGRE Update

2 September 2010 Meeting
Gordon Kranz
RSJPO Update- LtCol Thompson
LTC Hatfield
RSJO Update-Addendum
UGV Strategy Memo
Unmanned Systems ICD Draft (AROC Approved)
Sec Def Efficiencies

17 June 2010 Meeting
2010 Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition - After Action Review(PDF)
Rob Maline (PDF)

Consortium Proceedings/Meeting Minutes

Agenda (PDF)
Attendee List (PDF)
Broden Brief (PDF)
Planning Brief (PDF)
Organizational Charts (PDF)
Steering Committee (PDF)
Steering Committee Assignments (PDF)
Organizational Meeting Notes (PDF)

RTC Signed LOI (1-25-2008) 

Upcoming Events

8 December 2015 Quarterly Division Meeting
NDIA Headquarters
2111 Wilson Blvd, Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201

NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition
2016 Dates: March 1-3, 2016



Affiliate Associations

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