MassRobotics is pleased to be hosting our 2nd annual Robotics in Defense Signature Event on September 23rd from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of the event is to foster dialog between the DoD and the robotics tech startup community with the following goals:

  • Expose DoD innovation organizations, military, and civilians to robotics, both the technologies deployed today and cutting edge, new emerging technologies. Attendees will see demonstrations and discuss the state of robotics technology.
  • Engage Robotics Startups with firsthand awareness of DoD missions using robotics, current challenges and needs, and opportunities to engage with the appropriate DoD programs.

This event is semi-virtual.  Some presentations and demos will take place in the MassRobotics innovation center to a limited audience, but the event will be live streamed through GoToWebinar.


  • Welcome
  • Overview of Innovation Organizations Across the DoD – MITRE
  • Innovation programs and accelerators:
    • NavalX Tech Bridges, Northeast Tech Bridge, in-water test capabilities
    • FedTech
    • xTechSearch
    • In-Q-Tel
    • DIU
  • Army Futures Command (Natick)



  • Keynote: AeroVironment – from inception to successful via DoD funding – Scott Newbern, CTO
  • Innovative Technology Presentations: For Land, Air & Sea
    • ThayerMahan, Kraken, Dive, TargetArm, Pison, Autonodyne, AirShare, Cleo, Black-I Robotics, Aura Intelligent Systems, Spiral, MVP, (additional TBD)