DISRUPTER SERIES: #SubCMT Examines How Advanced Robotics Creates Economic Growth

DISRUPTER SERIES: #SubCMT Examines How Advanced Robotics Creates Economic Growth

#SubCMT Discusses How Advanced Robotics Has Reshaped Economy, Increasing Possibilities for Students, and Improving Safety in the Workplace


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), today held a hearing as part of the ongoing Disrupter Series to examine advanced robotics and explore the way this field is revolutionizing the world, equipping the workforce, and modernizing the economy. Today’s hearing provided the subcommittee with a greater understanding of how advanced robotics can boost economic growth and provide new opportunities for students and commerce.

A common theme throughout the hearing was the potential created by advanced robotics and how Americans, and industry, have begun to embrace this technology. “In our examination of these issues, it will be important to understand how consumers and businesses using these technologies will be protected while preserving the flexibility and ingenuity of innovators that are driving this market forward,” said Chairman Burgess.


Dean Kamen and Chairman Upton catching up before the hearing begins. Upton highlighted his friendship with Mr. Kamen during his opening statement.


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