2021 NSF National Robotics Initiative Principal Investigators' Meeting

Welcome to the 2021 National Robotics Initiative and Foundational Reseach in Robotics Principal Investigators' Meeting. This year's meeting was held virtually from Wednesday, March 10 through Friday, March 12, 2021.

The goal of this meeting was to bring together the community of researchers, industry representatives, and Government program managers who are actively engaged in the National Robotics Program that was launched during 2011 to achieve the following objectives: 

  • foster awareness and communication between NRI teams, many of whom employ complementary or competing approaches to related problems
  • offer a forum for demonstrating and sharing best practices in education, technology transfer, and general outreach
  • provide concentrated opportunities to share NRI successes with the media and other government agencies
  • establish a centralized and lasting repository representing and illustrating the research ideas explored by and milestones achieved by NRI projects over the past year

Keynote Speakers

Allison Okamura        

Allison Okamura headshot

Siddhartha Srinivasa        

Siddhartha Srinivasa headshot