Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference & Exhibition

"Realizing the Robotics & Autonomous Systems Strategy"

2 - 3 March 2016

Springfield, VA


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Keynote Address:

  • Frank Kelley, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Unmanned Systems, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development & Acquisition


  • Bryan McVeigh, Project Manager, Force Projection, Program Executive Office, Combat Support & Combat Service Support

Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) Lessons Learned Panel

  • Kent Massey, Director, Advanced Programs, HDT Expeditionary Systems, Inc.
  • Stephen Rash, A/S/I BCT Client Interface Lead, U.S. Operations, Business Development-Domestic, General Dynamics Land Systems
  • COL Kurt " Travis" Thompson, USA, Chief, Soldier Requirements Division
  • David Viens, Product Manager, iRobot Corporation


  • Dr. Robert Sadowski, Army Chief of Robotics, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development & Engineering Center

Open Architecture Panel
Moderator: Douglas Gregory, Principal Engineer for Open Architectures, Neya Systems, LLC

Update From the Office of the Secretary of Defense

  • Shad Reese, Staff Specialist, Land Warfare & Munitions, Tactical Warfare Systems Unmanned Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics/Tactical Warfare Systems

National Advanced Mobility Consortium Update

  • Chris Yunker, President, NAMC BOD / East Coast Ops Director, Nevada Automotive Test Center


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Keynote Address:

  • Dr. Melissa Flagg, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Research & Engineering


  • Col Henry Lutz, USMC, Ground Systems Lead, Joint Staff Robotic & Autonomous Systems Team, J8


  • Michael Demmick, Executive Secretary, Joint Weapon Safety Working Group, & Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board SME for Large Caliber Ammunition & Large Caliber Guns, Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity
  • Ajoy Muralidhar, Senior Systems Engineer, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development, Test & Evaluation