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ONR lines up speakers and technologies for 2012 Naval Conference
Date:9/18/2012

ARLINGTON, Va.Dr. John P. Holdren, White House Office of Science and Technology (S&T) Policy director, will join a powerful roster of military and government leaders at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) 2012 Naval S&T Partnership Conference and ASNE Expo, officials announced Sept. 18.

Holdren, who is also assistant to President Obama for S&T and co-chair of the President's Council of Advisors on S&T, will join Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson; Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos; Chief of Naval Research Rear. Adm. Matthew Klunder; and NATO Chief Scientist Maj. Gen. Albert Husniauxall scheduled to speak Oct. 22-24 during the event in Crystal City, Va.

For a full list of other confirmed speakers, see the conference's complete agenda at: http://www.onr.navy.mil/Conference-Event-ONR/science-technology-partnership/2012-partnership-conference-agenda.aspx.

In keynotes and warfighter panels, speakers will offer their perspectives on research priorities for the future of the military and the nation. The focus will be on advancing technological development in several topical areas, including: autonomy and unmanned systems; assure access to maritime battle space; information dominance; expeditionary and irregular warfare; power projection and integrated defense; platform design and survivability; power and energy; warfighter performance; and total ownership cost.

Complementing the S&T presentations, the American Society of Naval Engineers Expo (ASNE) will host displays and demonstrations, including:

  • DARwIn-OP, or Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence - Open Platform, humanoid robot or "soccer bot"
  • Digital tutor
  • Flexible solar blanket
  • Virtual canine improvised explosive device-detecting demonstration
  • Stop-rotor unmanned aerial veh
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Contact: Peter Vietti
onrcsc@onr.navy.mil
703-588-2167
Office of Naval Research
Source:Eurekalert

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