Government Forum

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Duration: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Room: P6
Organiser: Stefano Stramigioli & Henrik Christenson

The Goal of the Governmental Forum is two-fold. To distribute information about national/regional policies and roadmaps and to discuss about the trends and political opportunities and threats in order to learn from each other, be informed and better serve the international robotics and automation community.

This will be done by having a number of presentations from different countries and regions in which the speakers will be asked to address specifically for their country/region:

  • The general state of R&A
  • The identified Roadmap and focus for the coming years
  • The identified opportunities and threats
  • The general public discussions around jobs and automation

At the end, a panel will take place in which the presented issues will be discussed and especially try to identify an objective view on jobs and automation and a policy and strategy which can be used to coordinate it and communicate it.

Final Program

Time Speaker Representing Region
10:30-10:40 Prof. Juha Roning, euRobotics   Europe
10:40-10:50 Dr. David Miller, NSF USA
10:50-11:00 Dr Shuji Yumitori, NEDO Japan
11:00-11:10 Dr. Jianda Han, Chinese Academy of  Science China
11:10-11:20 Dr. Sue Keay, Australian Centre for Robotic Vision Australia
11:20-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-11:40 Dr. Raj Madhavan, Humanitarian Robotics Technologies India
11:40-11:50 Dr Jason Scholz, Trusted Autonomous Systems Defence Science and Technology Group  Australia
11:50-12:00 Dr. Kyung-Hoon Kim, Intelligent Robot R&D Program South Korea
12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion