Government Forum


Factors That Will Be Shaping Evolving Robotics and AI-related Programs

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm, Nov. 5 (Tue)
Venue: L3-RC, Level 3

Program managers from various countries will give overviews of their robotics and AI programs and will discuss the technological and sociological factors that will, and have been, shaping government priorities and investments. A panel discussion with audience interactions will follow presentations by each of the participants. This forum will provide IROS researchers will insights as to how future research and funding opportunities are likely to unfold.

Chair and Organizer: William R. Hamel

The University of Tennessee, USA


Chair and Organizer: Guang-Zhong Yang

Founding Editor, Science Robotics
Dean of Institute of Medical Robotics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China




Junku Yuh

President, Korea Institute for Robotics and Technology Convergence, South Korea

Stefano Stramigioli

Vice President, Research of euRobotics, European Union

Tong Boon Quek

Chief Executive, National Robotics R&D Program Office, Singapore

Rob Ambrose

Principal Technologist, Game Changing Development Program, Chief, Software, Robotics and Simulation Division, NASA Johnson Space Center, USA

Han Ding

Member, Chinese Academy of Science
Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology



Time Agenda Speaker
16:00 – 16:10 Opening Remark and Introduction Guang-Zhong Yang, Moderator
16:10 – 16:25 Programs in South Korea Junku Yuh
16:25 – 16:40 Programs in Singapore Tong Boon Quek
16:40 – 16:55 Programs in the European Union Stefano Stramigioli
16:55 – 17:10 NEDO's Activities in the Robotics Fields Tomomasa Sato
Yuji Tobitsuka
17:10 – 17:25 Space Programs in United States Rob Ambrose
17:25 – 17:40 Programs in China Han Ding
17:40 – 18:00 Panel Discussion with Audience Comments and Questions Guang-Zhong Yang, Moderator