COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A robotics conference was held in Columbus Wednesday.
The National Defense Industrial Association held the event in collaboration with the Columbus Chamber and Fort Benning’s Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.
The conference serves as a forum for government, industry, and academia to share their expertise on robotics and autonomous systems, and to hear from experts about the importance of robotics for the Army of the future.
“The citizens here in Columbus, they absolutely understand the national security issues at hand and they understand that robotics, in particular, can provide our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that advantage that they need in any kind of future conflict,” said James Boozer, executive vice president of the National Defense Industrial Association.
The conference also helps industry and academia identify where best to focus research and development efforts to better serve the U.S. military.
This year was the first time the conference has taken place.