Key US Speakers present on Enhancing Special Operations with Robotics at Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA 2021 Conference

Top Quote SMi Group reports: Senior military speakers from the USA will be briefing on using RAS for small unit maneuver and special operations at the virtual event in June. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 30, 2021 - SMi Group’s inaugural Military Robotics ad Autonomous Systems USA 2021, which is taking place virtually on the 21st and 22nd June 2021, will provide a platform for the US ground robotics teams and strategic leaders to delve into the US military's ground robotics strategy and development programs. This one-of-a-kind meeting will explore the opportunities and challenges within the military robotics community in order to deliver the very best unmanned capabilities to soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

    For those interested in attending the event, it is only $499 for international military and government attendees, $999 for commercial companies, and free for US DoD. Register at

    In recent news, it was reported that the US Special Forces is to be equipped with ‘game-changing technology’ for counter-terror operations. The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the military branch dealing with “counterterrorism, counterinsurgency, and special reconnaissance”, is looking to increase the use of artificial intelligence in all aspects of modern warfare, including drones, to maintain the lead of near peer competitors. *

    With this in mind, this year’s conference is delighted to welcome the participation of the USSOCOM, US Naval Special Warfare Command and US Army Futures Command, who are set to deliver key presentations how they plan to enhance special operation with robotics. Their presentations include:

    • Major Will Taylor, Product Lead for Human Machine Team, PEO SOF Warrior, USSOCOM – “Enhancing the Tactical Lethality and Situational Awareness Capabilities for Special Operations using RAS”

    • Senior Chief Petty Officer James Harvey, Senior Enlisted Advisor, N9 Future Concepts and Innovation, US Naval Special Warfare Command – “Applying Artificial Intelligence for Small Unit Maneuver”

    • Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, Futures and Concepts Center, US Army Futures Command – “US Army Robotics at the Small Unit Level”

    The full speaker line-up, agenda and brochure are available at

    Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems USA
    21st-22nd June 2021
    Virtual Conference: Online Access Only
    All presentation timings reflect US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
    Gold Sponsor: FLIR Systems
    Sponsor: Milrem Robotics and Rowden Technologies

    SMi Group offer direct access to key decision makers through tailored sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Please contact Justin Predescu on +44 (0) 20 7827 6130 or email jpredescu ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

    For all delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or email jhitchen ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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