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Media Advisory : The Canadian Space Agency and McGill University to Host the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- 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 at a fee on campus, take the entrance at the
          corner of University and Milton street)

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