US Robotics Roadmap

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) prepared a report (with the support of the NSF) for the US congress under the title "US Robotics Roadmap". The spring of the project is former EURON (European Robotics Research Network) leader, Henrik I. Christensen. It was presented to the Congress in May 2009, and later released online. The document focuses on "carefully consider how the USA can ensure availability of robotic technologies in a 5-15 year perspective." It addresses three mayor areas based on workshops held prior with the involvement of the leaders and visionaries of the field:
At the Congress, Dan Jones from Intuitive Surgical gave a presentation as an introduction to their da Vinci telerobotic system. (It can be accessed here.) The presentations are also available on YouTube.

Another interesting initiative is the IEEE Robotics and Automation's Technical Committee on Surgical Robotics, led by Jaydev Desai. Frank Tendick and Mamoru Mitsuishi.


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