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Robot & Unmanned Vehicle Systems Tech Transfer Forum

Expert panel discussions on moving Robot/Unmanned Vehicle System Technologies from Federal Labs And Universities to the private sector in support of First Responders and Homeland Security.


Federal Laboratories Consortium - MidAtlantic Region
Hampton Roads Research Partnership
Old Dominion University
Hampton Roads Robot Venture Initiative

9:00 Welcome

  • William Piersol, Robot Venture Initiative
  • Steve Mondul, State Office of Commonwealth Preparedness


9:15-10:15 First Responder Panel: William Piersol, Moderator

  • Fire Chief Ken Jones, Newport News
  • Captain Michael Goldsmith, Norfolk Police
  • Lt. Colonel William Mahoney, 34th Civil Support Team, Virginia National Guard


10:15-10:30 Break, Exhibit Tables


10:30-11:30 Environmental Monitoring: William Bean, Moderator

  • Professor John Boon, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary
  • Tucker Pierce, Tellus Applied Sciences
  • Mark Rowland, Lawrence Livermore National Lab


11:30-12:30: Remote Manipulation: Susan Zelicoff, FirstLink, Moderator

  • Byron Brezina, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head
  • Elena Messina, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • David K Trevvett, Air Force Research Lab


12:30-2:00 Lunch, Keynote Address: Joe Bouchard, Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Robot Technology Demonstration

  • Naval Surface Warfare Center EOD robot technology
  • Old Dominion University head set and robot interaction demonstration
  • Air Force Research Lab hazmat/fire fighting robot platform


2:00-2:20: SPAWAR collaboration, CCAT robot solicitation announcement, DOD Technology Transfer Overview: Cliff Hudson, Office of Undersecretary for Defense


2:20-3:20: Situation Awareness, Communication and Data Relay: Kenny Greenwell, Klett Consulting Group, Moderator

  • Doris Hamill, NASA Langley Research Center
  • Nader Moayeri, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Dr. Vijayan Asari, Old Dominion University


3:20-3:30: Wireless Technology: Rick Lally, Oceana Sensor


3:30-3:45 Break, Exhibit Displays


3:45-4:30 Capstone Session on Technology Transfer: Frank Roberts, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, Moderator

  • Susan Zelicoff, FirstLink
  • John Emond, NASA and Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • Lee Beach, Hampton Roads Research Partnership


4:30-5:00 Networking, Exhibit Tables

Created October 27, 2010, Updated May 13, 2016