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DENVER, Colo. - Professor John Jackson, a faculty member in the College of Distance Education at the Naval War College, moderated a panel discussion entitled "Robots Go to College" at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Conference held in Denver, Colorado from August 24 to 27.
 
More than 6,000 people in attendance heard from the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead, who discussed the Navy's plans to utilize an increasing number of unmanned systems in the air, on the surface and undersea.
 
DENVER, Colo. (August 27, 2010) NWC Professor John Jackson displays the small unmanned air vehicle “Maveric” at the AUVSI conference. (Photo provided by John Jackson)Other speakers at the conference—which was thought to be the largest event of its kind in the world—provided updates on the design, development and operation of robotic systems in military and civilian use.

Jackson's break-out panel included educators from across the country who briefed the attendees on the undergraduate and graduate programs currently provided by their institutions.

He also presented an overview of the NWC elective course "Unmanned Systems and Conflict in the 21st Century" which will be offered in the fall and spring trimesters of academic year 2010-2011.
 
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