Canadian Space Agency and McGill University to host the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space

From June 17 to 19, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and McGill University will host the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2014). The symposium will gather professionals from five space agencies worldwide who will share their latest research in the field of robotics.


i-SAIRAS is organized every two years by the Canadian Space Agency , the German Aerospace Agency (DLR), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Media are invited to the opening plenary on Tuesday, June 17, at 8:30 a.m., during which each agency’s representative will give a presentation on their latest research, advances and future programs in the field of robotics.
Date: June 17, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.
What: Plenary session of the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2014)
Who:
– Erick Dupuis, Head, Exploration Robotics, Space Exploration, CSA
– Bernd Sommer, Dipl. Phys., MSE Head Automation and Robotics for Space Applications, DLR
– Gianfranco Visentin, Head, Automation and Robotics Section, ESA
– Takashi Kubota, Professor, Institute for Space and Astronautical Systems, JAXA
– Richard Volpe, Manager, Mobility and Robotics Systems Section, JPL, NASA
Where:
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7
Leacock Building, Room 132
(Parking is available on campus, take the entrance at the corner of University and Milton street)

MDA

About Marc Boucher

Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactice Inc. Boucher has 18 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 25 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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