Leading researchers in cyber-physical systems to showcase innovations at SmartAmerica Expo
June 11 event at Washington Convention Center features keynotes and live demonstration of the ‘Internet of Things' in action
Just as the Internet transformed the way people interact with information, cyber-physical systems (CPS) are transforming the way people interact with engineered systems. Cyber-physical systems integrate sensing, computation, control and networking into physical objects and infrastructure. Already, CPS innovations are driving development in sectors such as agriculture, energy, transportation, building design and automation, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. New advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security and usability that will far exceed the simple embedded systems of today.
In December 2013, the SmartAmerica Challenge was launched as a way to bring together leaders from industry, academia and the government in order to show how cyber-physical systems (also known as 'the Internet of Things') can create jobs, new business opportunities and greater capabilities for citizens. Since then, 24 teams from more than 100 participating organizations have joined forces to tackle some of the biggest societal challenges of our time--from emergency response systems to next-generation transportation systems to smart healthcare.
On June 11, 2014, the teams will come together at the Washington D.C. Convention Center to showcase their vision for a smarter America driven by advances in CPS.
See the demonstrations and hear from speakers from the White House, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Commerce and other government agencies, companies and universities from across the United States.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be ongoing demonstrations and speakers covering healthcare, smart energy, transportation and disaster response. These demonstrations will include robotics, autonomous vehicles, UAVs, search dogs, 3-D printing, security technology, healthcare systems and advanced vehicle communications.
To learn more, visit the SmartAmerica website.
To talk with exhibitors or speakers about their work, journalists are encouraged to contact NSF's Aaron Dubrow who can help arrange onsite interviews: firstname.lastname@example.org, (703) 292-4489.
Throughout the event, we will tweet news and images from @NSF and @NSF_CISE. For additional up-to-the-minute information, follow the official event hashtag: #SmartAmerica.
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