The only thing that might be worth considering, is whether you
> think an own Debian Robotics Blend would fly (in terms of contributors
> and number of packages). In this case a separate packaging team might
> make sense.
Well, Debian Science Team has 886 projects (source packages?). It's a big
umbrella for all scientific packages. Maybe some subcategories (subgroups or
whatever) would attract the people for a more specific project than a generic
one. The problem them would be the borders, where a package/project goes to one
place or other.
About the robotic group .... I really don't know. Jochen? Jose?