Government Forum

Friday, May 20, 13:30 – 18:30, SWCC Room C4

Organizer: Bill Hamel

The government forum will consist of program status presentations from several country programs. In addition, each program representative will also present additional topics of interest to them, for example emerging world robotics competitions, robotics and workforce issues, and their views on key challenges in obtaining their program visions and goals. The Forum will conclude with an interactive panel discussion format where the audience can follow up with questions and comments.


Cécile HUET, PhD
Deputy Head of Unit Robotics – A2
Directorate-General CONNECT
European Commission Stefano Stramigioli, (M.Sc., Ph.D.)
Vice President Research of euRobotics asbl
Chair of RoboNED
Chair of LEO, Center for Service Robotics
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Rodrigo (Rod) V. Rimando, Jr.
U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Environmental Management, USA

Dr. Daishu Hara
Deputy Director
Robot and Artificial Intelligence Technology Division
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, JAPAN