RRSD Mission

The Mission of the Robotics and Remote Systems Division is to promote the development and application of robotic and remote systems for hazardous environments for the purpose of reducing hazardous exposure to individuals, reducing environmental hazards and reducing the cost of performing work.

For more information, please review our fact sheet (.pdf).

In the news....

2014 RRSD Embedded Topical...

The RRSD will be co-hosting an embedded topical with the Decommissioning, Decontamination and Reutilization Division at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Reno, NV. An official Call for Papers can be downloaded here. For more information on the annual meeting, click here. The key deadlines are:

  • Summaries Due:January 10, 2014Extended! January 24, 2014
  • Author Notification: February 25, 2014
  • Revised Summaries Due: March 11, 2014
  • Topical Dates: June 15-19, 2014
DARPA's current Robotics Grand Challenge

DARPA's Most recent Robotics Grand Challenge has the potential to dramatically impact how we would respond to Fukishima-like events more effectively and promptly while continuing to keep operators at a distance. Certainly worth following their progress.

Congratulations to our newest committee members...

The RRSD Executive committee would like to give a hearty welcome to our newest members: Stephen Canfield, Matthew Cole, and Leonel Lagos. You can find a full list of our members here.