Chief of naval research to speak at robotics conference

February 08, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va.--The chief of naval research will speak about autonomy and other robotics challenges and opportunities during a presentation at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International's (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems Program Review 2012 on Feb. 9.

Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, who heads the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will give his remarks at 9 a.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. After updating conference attendees about ongoing science and technology efforts, Klunder will discuss opportunities for academia and industry to engage in various programs.

"The Department of the Navy is striving to place a greater emphasis on robotic systems to provide our future fleet and force the most cost-effective technology solutions possible," Klunder said. "ONR is working on a number of initiatives to advance autonomy and data-sharing tools to give our Sailors and Marines the edge they need on their missions."

The presentation is part of AUVSI's maritime systems day.

Who: Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of naval research
What: Presentation at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2012
When: 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9
Where: Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.

For more information, go to: http://www.auvsi.org/events/auvsievents/auvsisunmannedsystemsprogramreview/.
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About the Office of Naval Research

The Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps' technological advantage. Through its affiliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914 industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C.

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