Line-up of Expert Speakers Confirmed for the Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference 2020

  • Posted by Maria Ardael
  • April 23, 2020 12:00 PM BST
SMi Reports: Over 15 expert speakers from the military, industry and academia have been confirmed for the rescheduled conference in London, this September

The speaker line-up has been confirmed for SMi Group’s rescheduled Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference. The annual event will now take place on 2-3 September 2020 at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London, UK.

For those interested in attending, the biggest early bird discount of £600 is ending on 30th April. Register at  


Conference Chairman

Brigadier (Ret’d) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, British Army

Host Nation Speakers

-         Major Martin Laverack, Requirements Manager 1, Special Projects Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search, DE&S MOD

-         Major Luke Wilson, Land Requirements Manager, DE&S MOD

-         Mr Jamie Woodsend, Principal Air Autonomy Engineer, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

-         Mr Peter Stockel, Fellow – Autonomous Systems & Innovation Autonomy Challenge Lead, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory


International Military and Expert Speakers

-         Dr Robert Sadowski SES, Army Chief Roboticist Robotics ST, US Army

-         Lieutenant Colonel Sten Allik, Senior Staff Officer/Future Solutions, Estonian Defence Forces

-         Lieutenant Colonel Jon Bodenhamer, Product Manager, Applique and Large Unmanned Ground Systems, PEO CS&CSS, US Army

-         Lieutenant Colonel Martijn Hadicke, Project Leader NLD Army Robot Autonomous Systems, 13th Infantry Brigade, Netherlands Army

-         Captain J. Evan Inglett, Ground Combat Branch Head, United States Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

-         Staff Sergeant Matt Foglesong, Robotics and Autonomy Branch Head, United States Marine Corps Warfighting Lab

-         Dr Katja Fedina, Senior Scientist, Defence and Security, Systems and Technology, FOI

-         Dr Martin Hagström, Programme Manager Weapon and Protection, Defence and Security Systems, FOI

-         Mr Ted Maciuba, Deputy Director, Robotics Requirements, Maneuver Capabilities Development Integration Directorate, Futures and Concepts Center US Army Futures Command

The brochure including the full speaker line-up and programme details is available to download online at

Military Robotics and Autonomous Systems

2nd-3rd September 2020

Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Gold Sponsor: FLIR Systems

Sponsors & Exhibitors: Domo Tactical Communications, Elmo Motion Control UK, Lockheed Martin, Milrem Robotics, QinetiQ, Rheinmetall Canada and Rowden Technologies



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