Coastal LA Section Presents CLASTECH Symposium and Exhibition

RCICC- Robotics, Computational Intelligence, and Cybernetics Chapter



October 17, 2008

Hacienda Hotel

El Segundo, CA









Exhibition by local and national vendors.


9:30 AM to 3 PM



Student Poster Session

11:40 AM to 1:00 PM



Steering Committee


Charlie Jackson, Northrop Grumman  

TPC Chairs and RCICC Officers

Steve Edlefsen, Chair

Rick Wagner, Treasurer

Student Papers

Rob Holoboff, Ansoft

Exhibition Chair

Steve Swift, CW Swift Assoc.

Local Arrangements

Alan Reynolds, Dura Sales


Exhibit Opens at 9:30 AM



10:00 AM

Principal Speaker

“Intelligent control of distributed teams of robots.”


Dr. Enrique H. Ruspini

Artificial Intelligence Center

SRI International

333 Ravenswood Avenue

Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA


11:00 Break

12:00-1:00 Lunch


Panel Discussion 


Topic: “Unmanned Weapons: How Autonomous Should They Be?”

We are quickly approaching a turning point in military technology, where use of autonomous weaponry ought to be accomplished with due consideration to cultural, legal, and ethical issues.  In a world of evolving morality where competing militaries strive to shorten the kill chain on manned and unmanned weapons we would like to begin the discussion


Dr. Enrique H. Ruspini

Artificial Intelligence Center

SRI International

333 Ravenswood Avenue

Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA


William (Bill) Porto

Executive Vice President

Natural Selection Inc.

San Diego CA


Colonel Dave Swanson

Chief Engineer

Los Angeles Air Force Base

El Segundo, CA


Dr. Elizabeth Shadish

PHD Philosophy

El Camino College

Torrance, CA



0706271136 promotes, discusses, presents, coordinates, collaborates with, educates about, organizes, explores, assists, and researches, et al, anything having to do with robotics, computational intelligence and cybernetics.


0706271136 has defined the following as its technical focus areas that serve to define the spectrum of its activities:

·         Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning

·         Computational Intelligence Cognition

·         Machine Intelligence Cybernetics

·         Robotics Autonomy

·         Decision Making Self-Organization













Student Poster Competition

Contact Rob Holoboff for details





For More Information

Contact Charlie Jackson 


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Coastal LA Section Presents CLAS TECH Symposium and Exhibition

October 17, 2008

Hacienda Hotel,  525 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

El Segundo CA, 90245

Registration Form


The second annual ClasTech Symposium and Exhibition will include three technical Tracks, a poster session, and table top exhibits.  A buffet lunch will be provided. 


The goal of this first RCICC track is to see if we can spin it off as a stand alone meeting, or keep as a parallel meeting.  Your feedback will be greatly appreciated.


To insure that you get lunch, we need registrations before Oct. 10.  Make a check out to “IEEE LAC MTT” and mail it to the MTT Chapter Treasurer, C/O Charlie Jackson, 16341 Normandy Lane, Huntington Beach, CA, 92647, or email a scanned copy to


I will pay $20 onsite ______


I have enclosed a check for $10 _____


Name: _______________________________________________________________


Address: _____________________________________________________________


Company (optional): ___________________________________________________


Phone: _______________________________________________________________


E-mail: _______________________________________________________________


Address and e-Mail information are needed for contacting you if there is a registration issue.  Company information will not be disclosed, but a list of companies that sent employees will be compiled and distributed.


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Technical Background       (not to be released- for planning next year)

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