JROBOT Summit III Engaged Stakeholders in Advancing Robotics within DOD

NCMS was proud to have co-hosted the Joint Robotics Organization for Building Organic Technologies (JROBOT) Summit III that took place via a virtual forum on August 17-20, 2020. This summit was a follow-on to JROBOT Summit II and continued the conversation of maximizing asset availability across the DOD and allied partners using robotic capabilities.

Over 100 attendees from all the Services, the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Materiel Readiness, the U.S. Coast Guard, NASA, and other federal agencies participated in three days of workshops that included:
• Identify and Prioritize Capability Gaps
• Align Workforce Training Strategy
• Develop Initial Joint Acquisition Strategy
• Update the Robotics Roadmap

Common insights through all four tracks included a need to share the success stories of collaborating with robotic technologies as well as the knowledge that the DOD is still in the early stages of robotic adoption. JROBOT Summit III took a step forward in a robotics paradigm shift creating a plan for the future.

Along with NCMS, the event was presented by Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, NavalX Tech Bridges, Mr. Steve Morani, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Materiel Readiness, and Mr. Robert Gold, Director, Technology, and Manufacturing Industrial Base, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering.

Mr. Morani emailed NCMS: “JROBOT is truly a model of collaboration and you guys are making tremendous progress in a short amount of time. I think we have an opportunity here to invest in our depots to modernize with robotics and advanced manufacturing in the coming year. Keep up the great work. The DOD sustainment enterprise is in a better place because of your leadership. I look forward to participating in the next event!”

JROBOT was created to maximize asset availability across the DOD and allied partners using robotic capabilities. The group is comprised of government agencies, industry, academia, and non-profit organizations. Look for information about the upcoming JROBOT Summit IV coming soon.