Congressional Robotics Caucus Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee to the Congressional Robotics
Caucus serves as a resource for the Caucus members and their staffs, and assists the members in hosting
regular briefings for policymakers, the press, and the
public on the state of robotics technology and key
issues facing the robotics industry. Contact information for each organization is listed below.
THE ROBOTICS INSTITUTE - CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY - established in 1979 to conduct basic and applied research in robotics
technologies relevant to industrial and societal tasks. Seeking to
combine the practical and the theoretical, the Robotics Institute has
diversified its efforts and approaches to robotics science while
retaining its original goal of realizing the potential of the robotics
field. The Institute's faculty and students come from a wide variety of
backgrounds and represent many unique areas of expertise. They can answer your questions about the multi-disciplinary nature of robotics, which
encompass aspects of computer science, mechanical engineering,
electrical engineering, psychology, and many other disciplines.
Director of Federal Relations
IEEE-USA - an organizational unit of the IEEE, the world's largest professional association - with over 400,000 members globally - for the advancement of technology. IEEE-USA offers, experts on engineering
R&D policies and programs, innovation and fast moving technologies, and many other topics related to sustaining U.S. technological leadership and promoting
Contact: Erica Wissolik, Senior Program Manager, Government Relations
IEEE ROBOTICS & AUTOMATION SOCIETY (IEEE-RAS) -
a professional society of the IEEE consisting of IEEE's members who have expertise in systems incorporating sensors and actuators that operate autonomously or semi-autonomously in cooperation with humans. The IEEE-RAS offers the foremost experts for all of your questions about robotics and automation innovation. RAS strives to advance innovation, education, and fundamental and applied research in robotics and automation.
COMPUTING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION - an association of more than 200 North American academic departments
of computer science, computer engineering, and related fields;
laboratories and centers in industry, government, and academia engaging
in basic computing research; and affiliated professional societies. CRA offers experts to answer your questions about policies involving computing research and computing technology in general.
Contact: Brian Mosley
SAE INTERNATIONAL - a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related
technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle
industries. SAE offers experts who can answer your questions on robotics standards and technology in the automotive industry.
Contact: Mr. Bruce Mahone, Director, Washington Operations
The Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the
region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech
executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. MassTLC’s
purpose is to accelerate innovation by: connecting people
from across the technology landscape; providing access to
industry-leading content and ideas; and offering a platform for
visibility for member companies and their interests. With a membership
of 500 tech companies and growing, MassTLC is a vibrant tech community
that serves the entire tech ecosystem in Massachusetts. For more
information, visit www.masstlc.org.
NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION - a leading defense industry association promoting national
security. NDIA provides a legal and ethical forum for the
exchange of information between industry and government on national
security issues. They offer experts to answer your questions about defense- and technology-related issues.
Contact: Mr. Peter Staffs
ROBOTIC INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION - the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve
the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot
manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research
groups, and consulting firms.
Questions? Ask the Robotics Experts
||ROBOTICS TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM - a non-profit industry organization formed in 2008 to speed the creation
and deployment of ground robotics technology for the Defense Department
and other government organizations. The RTC currently has a membership
of nearly 200 large and small commercial companies, academic
institutions, and non-profit organizations. The consortium develops
solutions to meet critical needs identified by the Office of the
Secretary of Defense Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (OSD/JGRE) to
support national security objectives.