The 2011 meeting of the AAAS
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) drew to a close yesterday.
Several plenary lectures are available.
One of these, by John P. Holdren
offers a particularly clear view of the Obama administration's policies and initiatives with
respect to science and technology.
as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House
of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors
Science and Technology (PCAST), is very well positioned to provide a clear view of
administration priorities and efforts. While he makes no direct mention of robotics,
is clearly included beneath the broad
science and technology umbrella.