[robotics-worldwide] Public Input to National Research Council Study on NASA Technology Roadmaps

Jonathan P. How jhow at MIT.EDU
Mon Mar 7 12:03:40 PST 2011

Public Input to National Research Council Study on NASA Technology Roadmaps

NASA's Office of the Chief Technologist (OCT) has drafted a set of 14 Space Technology Area Roadmaps as an initial point of departure for mapping NASA's future investments in technology. (The President's FY 2012 budget request includes $1B for space technology.) The Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Research Council (NRC) has appointed a steering committee and six panels to solicit external inputs to and evaluate each of the roadmaps. As part of this effort, the NRC is soliciting public comment regarding the proposed technologies contained in the roadmaps. In addition, each of the 14 roadmaps will be discussed during a public workshop held by one of the NRC study panels, which are occurring in March 2011.

You can download the 14 draft Space Technology Area Roadmaps at: 

General information on the NRC's NASA Technology Roadmaps Study, including the membership of the steering committee and panels: http://www.nationalacademies.org/NASAroadmaps

The topic of Panel 2 is: Robotics, Communications, and Navigation Panel

Workshop Details:
Dates of sessions open to the public: March 29-30
Location: Washington, D.C. (exact location TBD)
Roadmaps covered by this workshop: 

- TA05 Communication and Navigation Systems (March 29)
- TA04 Robotics, Tele-Robotics, and Autonomous Systems (March 30)

If you wish to attend this workshop, please contact Rod Howard (rhoward at nas.edu) at least 10 days prior to the workshop.

Jonathan P. How
Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerospace Controls Laboratory (Director), and
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems 

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