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SMi Group's Military Robotics conference returns to London in its new timeslot in May

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    • REGISTER BY 28TH FEBRUARY AND RECEIVE A £300 DISCOUNT REGISTER BY 31ST MARCH AND RECEIVE A £100 DISCOUNT Military Robotics MAY SMi presents its 2nd annual conference on... Advanced innovative technological systems shaping the future of military operations HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK I LONDON I UK NEW FOR 2014: 21st - 22nd 2014 CHAIRMAN: Dr Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Center for Emerging Threats & Opportunities (CETO), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, US Marine Corps • Discuss new technology being developed and how to implement it within the military EXPERT SPEAKERS INCLUDE: • Understand the operational Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A. Dooley, Chief of Lethality Branch, Army Capabilities Integration Center, US Army challenges currently facing military personnel Lieutenant Colonel Hilmi Tekinsoy (Ret), Former Commander for Turkish Armed Forces, Freelance Defense & Security Consultant • Analyse the current developments surrounding EOD Professor Rafal Zbikowski, Professor of Control Engineering, Cranfield University • Develop ideas to maximise interoperability General Thierry Cambournac (Ret), Formerly Inspector General of the Armed Forces, French Army, VP Human Resources, FINAERO • Network with key industry professionals and military personnel • Gain insight in to the British Army's operational challenges when using the CUTLASS programme • Hear future trends, challenges and outlooks for Military Robotics Bradley Jay Strawser, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Defense Analysis, US Naval Postgraduate School Lieutenant Colonel Sándor ZSÍROS, Hungarian Army, Head of Technologies Department, NATO EOD Centre of Excellence Dr Peter Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist, Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems PLUS AN INTERACTIVE PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 20th May 2014 I Holiday Inn Regents Park, London, UK I 12.00 – 17.30 Ethical Debates over the Future of Military Technology Workshop Leader: Bradley Jay Strawser, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Defense Analysis, US Naval Postgraduate School (Bradley is hosting this workshop independently) www.milrobotics.com Register online or fax your registration to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 or call +44 (0) 870 9090 711 BOOK BY 28TH FEBRUARY AND SAVE £300 / BOOK BY AND 31ST MARCH AND SAVE £100
    • MILITARY ROBOTICS www.milrob Day One | Wednesday 21st May 2014 8.30 Registration & Coffee 11.30 Emerging Concepts for ISR Robots at the Squad Level • Common Challenges to the Individual Soldier/Squad in the Contemporary Operating Environment; Defining the problem appropriately before we invest • "Squad-X" and emerging ISR robot solutions; Current U.S. Army concepts • Current Challenges to Autonomy in Small Robotic Platforms; What we must overcome to make these ideas a reality by 2025 Lieutenant Colonel Matthew A. Dooley, Chief of Lethality Branch, Army Capabilities Integration Center, US Army 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks 12.10 Networking lunch 13.30 Semi-Autonomous Capabilities and Robotic Tools in EOD Operations • Robotic Tool Changing Capabilities • Semi-Autonomous Robotic EOD Capabilities • Manual Robotic Toolkit Operations Mark Gordon, Board of Directors, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International 14.10 Autonomous UGV mobility: Terrain assessment via multispectral imaging • Autonomous navigation of UGVs • Assessment of terrain safety in front of UGVs based on the terrain’s geometric shape • Remote (multispectral or thermal imaging) sensors mounted on the UGV for situation awareness • Assessment of terrain trafficability with the remote, on-board sensors Professor Rafal Zbikowski, Professor of Control Engineering, Cranfield University - "Moral Judgment" arguments 14.50 Afternoon Tea both those for and against autonomous military technology 15.20 The Royal Navy's Sea King ASaC • Recent Airborne ISR Missions • Advantages of Multi-Mission ISR Aircraft • The Future of Royal Naval Airborne ISR Lieutenant Commander Darrell Hannam, ISR Instructor, Royal Navy 16.00 Regulatory Requirements for Military Robotics • Training requirements for RPAs • Airspace rules for RPAs • The value of simulation • Recurrent training needs Major General (Ret) George Harrison, Principle Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute 16.40 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Day One Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Center for Emerging Threats & Opportunities (CETO), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, US Marine Corps 9.10 KEYNOTE ADDRESS Robotics and the Marine Corps in an Era of Austerity • Vision • Priorities, Gaps, and Solutions • Core Characteristics and goals • Weaponization and future insights • Roadmap/Concept of Employment (CoE) • Budget Realities Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Center for Emerging Threats & Opportunities (CETO), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, US Marine Corps 9.50 Ethical Arguments For and Against Autonomous Military Technology: The Present State of the Debate • Most arguments in favor of such technology rely on crude, but powerful, consequentialist arguments. • The arguments against are of two kinds: conditional and principled • Of the principled objections, there are three main lines of argument: - "Responsibility Gap"- type arguments - "Respect"- based arguments • Review of the strengths and weaknesses for these arguments, Bradley Jay Strawser, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Defense Analysis, US Naval Postgraduate School* 10.30 Morning Coffee 10.50 Robotics in Operations: Reality, Perspectives and Limits • Operational viewpoint - what is the need of armed forces in terms of robotics in Intelligence, combat, combat support and logistics? • What are the possible R&D goals for the years to come • What are the limits to the use of robotics in the field General Thierry Cambournac (Ret), Formerly Inspector General of the Armed Forces, French Army, VP Human Resources, FINAERO *Subject to final confirmation *Subject to Final Confrmation Register online at: www.milrobotics.com • Alternatively fax yo WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Military and civilian with the following titles: • • • • • Airborne Product Manager Business Development Manager Chief Technology Officer Deputy Director General Ground Operations & Training Test Navigator • Flight Sciences Manager • Technical Manager • Head of State Aviation Division • Head of Unmanned and Autonomous ISTAR Capability • Manager Military Systems • Head of Unmanned Ground Vehicle Capabilities • Robotics Roadmap Manager • EOD Engineers • Principle Scientist MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES Are you interested in promoting your defence services to a targeted industry sector? SMi offer tailored marketing packages so that your association / publication can gain access to a global market and key decision makers in the defence market. Contact Sonal Patel, SMi Marketing on +44 0207 827 6106 or email spatel@ smi-online.co.uk
    • botics.com 8.30 Registration & Coffee 9.00 Chairman's Opening Remarks Dr. Bill Powers, Research Fellow, Center for Emerging Threats & Opportunities (CETO), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, US Marine Corps 9.10 9.50 KEYNOTE ADDRESS Unmanned Ground Vehicle repair operations in combat zones • US Army has been at war in two combat zone for ten years, robot have been there from the beginning • How we support currently in Afghanistan • Challenges of training and supporting non-standard military equipment Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence Dring, Product Manager, Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Robotic Systems Joint Program Office, US Military Turkish view on the standardization of military robotics and an overview of interoperable applications of unmanned vehicles in Turkish Defense Industry • General overview of military robotics industry in Turkey • Turkish efforts and contribution regarding military robotics standardization among NATO countries • Various interoperable ground and naval unmanned vehicle applications developed and produced in Turkey Lieutenant Colonel Hilmi Tekinsoy (Ret), Former Commander for Turkish Armed Forces, Freelance Defense & Security Consultant 10.30 Morning Coffee 10.50 An Academic View of Military Robotics Development • What is a robot as opposed to an autonomous platform • Can we use robots to augment a downsized UK armed forces? • Do we really know what we need from robot systems? • Using very low cost prototypes to explore new ideas • Some examples of land systems robotic research concepts built using Lego • Summary Dr Stuart Dowling, Lecturer in C-IED and Military Electronics, Cranfield University 11.30 From Manned to Smart Unmanned Systems: A unified Transition • Massive cooperative robotics under Spatial Grasp Technology (SGT) • Expressing top semantics of distributed asymmetric operations in a high-level language suitable to both manned and unmanned units • Organizing advanced human-robotic missions under automated command and control provided by SGT • Comparison with cancelled Future Combat Systems: Simplicity, integrity, and ubiquity against rigidity of classical military organizations Dr Peter Sapaty, Chief Research Scientist, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Day Two | Thursday 22nd May 2014 12.10 Networking lunch 13.30 The NATO EOD COE Program of Work activities with EOD robots • The scope of the NATO EOD COE • NATO EOD Demonstration and Trial 2014 • Testing evaluation of EOD robots Lieutenant Colonel Sándor ZSÍROS, Hungarian Army, Head of Technologies Department, NATO EOD Centre of Excellence 14.10 Threats, Robotics and EOD Technologies for CBRN IEDs • Improvised CBR IED threats - groups, TTPs (tactics, techniques & procedures) and selected examples of improvised CBRN deployment • EOD Response to CBR devices – how equipment on robots is used to identify CBRN materials, enable analysis and apply render-safe procedures (RSPs) • Invasive versus non-invasive techniques for RSPs • Training in using equipment for CBRN EOD – special challenges to be overcome Andy Oppenheimer, Consultant, CBRNE & Counter-Terrorism 14.50 Afternoon Tea 15.20 Revolution Rise of Robotic Humanoids • What can robotics do for the military? • How can robotics prevent high end point of financial opportunity? • Future of technology and military actions • Finalizing of whole concept and its functionality of such declared functions of humanoid and military based services Dr. Igor Povse, Owner, Blue Scientists Airlines Ltd. Department of Space Agency and International Research London UK 16.00 Robotic Competitions - Lessons learnt from 8 years of ELROB • Short overview of existing competitions • Pros & Cons • Possibilities for users & procurement • Bridging the gap between users, industry and academia • Outlook on future robotic competitions (i.e. EURATHLON, Russian Robot • Competitions) Frank Schneider, Organizer of the European Robot Trial (ELROB) 16.40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two our registration to +44 (0)870 9090 712 or call +44 (0)870 9090 711 Official Media Partners: Supporting Media Partners:
    • HALF-DAY PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 20TH MAY 2014 Holiday Inn Regent Park, London, UK 12.00 – 17.30 Ethical Debates over the Future of Military Technology Workshop Leader: Bradley Jay Strawser, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Defense Analysis, US Naval Postgraduate School (Bradley is hosting this workshop independently) Overview: In this workshop we will examine the primary lines of ethical debate over newly emerging and future military technologies. This includes debates over moral responsibility gaps and moral judgment issues for the employment of future autonomous systems, and the various ethical concerns as well as potential moral advantages for the increased use of remote weapon platforms such as UAVs. Programme: 12:00 Coffee and introductions 1:00 Remote weapon technology • The potential moral gains • Litany of moral risks posed by UAVs 12:30 2.15 2:45 4:15 5:30 Overview: The debate • How and why is ever changing military technology impacting the broader debate over the ethics of war? • Is traditional just war theory able to accommodate the future of warfare? Networking Break Autonomous military technology • What are the primary moral objections that can be brought against autonomous military technology? • Responsibility gaps, moral judgment issues, technology issues, and more. • What are the potential moral advantages such technology could potentially bring? Concluding discussion: The future of military technology and the human warrior End of Workshop About the workshop host Bradley Jay Strawser is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School and a Research Associate with Oxford University’s Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. Dr. Strawser taught previously at the University of Connecticut and the US Air Force Academy, and he served as a Resident Research Fellow at the Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership. He has written on the ethics of war, just war theory, and related themes in military ethics. He has also published in metaphysics, ancient philosophy, and political philosophy. His work has appeared in such peer-reviewed journals as Analysis, Philosophia, Journal of Military Ethics, Public Affairs Quarterly, Epoché, and the Journal of Human Rights, among others. He has also been featured in several popular media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the UK Guardian, National Public Radio, and the BBC World Service, on such topics as the ethics of cyber warfare and unmanned aerial vehicles. He recently published Killing By Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military (Oxford University Press, 2012), a collected volume on the moral questions surrounding the use of UAVs. He is currently working on a manuscript defending revisionist just war theory.
    • SMI DEFENCE FORWARD PLANNER FEBRUARY Joint Forces Simulation & Training 3rd - 4th February 2014, London, UK Mobile Deployable Communications 6th - 7th February 2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands MilSatCom Middle East & Africa 24th – 25th February 2014, Dubai, UAE Border Security 26th – 27th February 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria MARCH MilSpace 31st March – 1st April 2014, London, UK APRIL ISR 7th – 8th April 2014, London, UK MAY MilSatCom Asia 14th – 15th May 2014, Singapore Military Robotics 21st – 22nd May 2014, London, UK JUNE Air Mission Planning 2nd - 3rd June 2014, London, UK International Port Security 4th - 5th June 2014, London, UK AUGUST MilSatCom Latin America 27th – 28th August, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil NOVEMBER Global MilSatCom 4th – 6th November 2014, London, UK SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES SMi offer sponsorship, exhibition, advertising and branding packages, uniquely tailored to complement your company's marketing strategy. Prime networking opportunities exist to entertain, enhance and expand your client base within the context of an independent discussion specific to your industry. Should you wish to join the increasing number of companies benefiting from sponsoring our conferences please call: Sadia Malick, Director on +44 20 7827 6748 or email: smalick@ smi-online.co.uk
    • MILITARY ROBOTICS CONFERENCE: 21ST – 22ND MAY 2014 | HOLIDAY INN REGENTS PARK | LONDON, UK 4 WAYS TO REGISTER WORKSHOP: 20TH MAY 2014 | LONDON, UK ONLINE www.milrobotics.com FAX your booking form to +44 (0) 870 9090 712 PHONE on +44 (0) 870 9090 711 POST your booking form to: Events Team, SMi Group Ltd, 2nd Floor South, Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BS, UK EARLY BIRD □ Book by 28th February to receive a £300 discount off the conference price DISCOUNT □ Book by 31st March to receive a £100 discount off the conference price Unique Reference Number Our Reference VENUE DELEGATE DETAILS CONFERENCE PRICES Forename: Surname: Job Title: Company/Organisation: Email: £499.00 MILITARY, GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SECTOR RATE □ Conference & Workshop □ Conference only □ Workshop Only + VAT £598.80 £1498.00 £899.00 £599.00 £999.00 + VAT £718.80 TOTAL +VAT +VAT +VAT £2517.60 £1798.80 £718.80 +VAT +VAT +VAT £1797.60 £1078.80 £718.80 +VAT £1198.80 The conference fee includes refreshments, lunch, conference papers and access to the Document Portal containing all of the presentations. Company VAT Number: Address: LIVE STREAMING/ON DEMAND/DOCUMENTATION Town/City: Post/Zip Code: Direct Fax: Mobile: Switchboard: Signature: I agree to be bound by SMi's Terms and Conditions of Booking. ACCOUNTS DEPT Title: Surname: Unable to travel, but would like to watch the conference live, ask questions, participate as if you were in the room? 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