A consortium of 200 North American universities in cooperation with a wide range of businesses have completed development of a roadmap for US robotics entitled "From Internet to Robotics".
The 94 page report gives an overview of the current situation and identifies near and long term applications including their critical requirements. It provides detailed roadmaps for the use of robotics in manufacturing, for service robots, and for medical and healthcare robotics and sets 5, 10, and 15 year goals to enable the proposed robotics applications.
The roadmap urges Congress to increase spending in the FY 2010 budget and calls on the Obama administration to establish a high profile position at the White House to coordinate and integrate robotics policy throughout government.
Roadmap for US robotics - From Internet to Robotics - PDF
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