Agenda

Tracks

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

thomas-ryden

Thomas Ryden
Executive Director, MassRobotics

stacy-swider

Stacy Swider
Director, SBIR Mentoring Center, UMass Lowell Research Institute

daniel-theobald

Daniel Theobald
CEO & Founder, Vecna Robotics

carl-evans

Carl Evans
Founder, Tercero Technologies LLC

Have a Robotics Startup or thinking of starting one? Want to find out what it takes? Learn how to find funding to talent and everything in between by attending the Robotics Startup Boot Camp. The boot camp will analyze the current and hot markets for robotics, what companies can expect in the short and long term. Additional topics that will be discussed during the boot camp include:

Funding

  • Non-Dilutive Funding Opportunities: What’s out there and how can you find it.
  • VC Funding: Who is investing? What does a VC want to hear in a startup in a Pitch?

How to Grow and What You Need to Know: Legal (patents), HR, Banking, Marketing Resources

  • How to set up your company and protect your idea.
  • Where to find talent.
  • Banking relationship.
  • Marketing.

What’s Next – How to Scale? How to Scale for Manufacturing & Distribution

  • Distribution channels.
  • Follow-on funding.
  • NPI/Contract Manufacturing.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Howie Choset
Professor, Carnegie School of Computer Science

The speaker will share his perspective on the following:

  • Why U.S. manufacturing is falling behind Asia and Europe and what steps need to be taken to reverse this trend.
  • The factors no one can predict where we are and where we will lend end up.
  • How the democratization of robots will transform the industry.
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Keith Shaw
Editor in Chief, Robotics Business Review

In this session, Robotics Business Review Editor-in-Chief Keith Shaw will give an overview of some of the companies in this year’s RBR50 list, highlighting the new entrants and what made them stand out.

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Corey Cook
Senior Program Manager, Lockheed Martin

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Robert Bollinger
Robotics Applied Innovation Leader, P&G

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MK Hicks
Co-Founder, inFront Agency

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Al Dekin
SVP Sales, Locus Robotics

Hear from seasoned industry professionals who have gone through the implementation process. You will learn the do’s and do not’s when considering an automation plan.

Industry experts will share their points of views on the following:

  • How to develop a robotics champion.
  • What it takes to develop an effective automation strategy.
  • Recognizing the challenges and hurdles you may encounter.
  • The importance of gaining upper management buy-in.
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Joe Barkai
Principal, JBMC

MRI can offer high resolution 3D imaging with high soft tissue contrast, multi-modality imaging for tumor localization, thermal monitoring, and interactively updated speed, making it ideal for monitoring and guiding interventional procedures, including robot-assisted surgery. However, the high magnetic field, time varying magnetic gradient, strong RF signals, and high sensitivity to RF noise make leveraging MRI capabilities a challenge. In this session, Gregory Fischer, Director, [email protected], will describe a modular approach to MRI-compatible robotics that includes software, control hardware, and mechanical systems, that has been used in the development of robotic systems that can perform image-guided diagnosis and therapy, as well as surgical manipulation under live MR imaging. Results from various clinical trials will be presented, along with an update on ongoing research.

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Evan Ackerman
Editor, IEEE Spectrum

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Satyandra Gupta
Smith International Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Southern California

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Chetan Kapoor
Senior Director of Technology Innovation, Yaskawa Innovation, Inc.

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Jeff Linnell
CEO, Formant

Many emerging robotics applications require the use of multiple collaborating robots to operate under human supervision. To be useful in such applications, robots will need to act as smart assistants by (1) programming themselves, (2) efficiently learning from the observed performance, (3) safely operating in the presence of uncertainty, (4) appropriately calling for help during the execution of challenging tasks, and (5) effectively communicating with humans. This presentation will provide an overview of the advances in artificial intelligence that are being used to enable robots to automatically make decisions to meet the aforementioned requirements. As smart manufacturing represents a leap forward from traditional automation to fully connected and flexible systems the question that will be asked and answered – is how ready is the industry to embrace the challenges and opportunities.

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Jeremy Marvel
Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Robots in manufacturing are growing, especially as costs come down and functionality improves. These systems, however, are not without their faults. Variation of parts tolerances, tool wear, and robot degradation can all lead to process errors. Diagnosing the root cause of these errors is difficult, but clearly communicating the issues and correcting them can be even harder.

In this session, the speaker will discuss the tools needed to provide effective prognostics and health management (PHM) for robotic work cells, and the mechanisms by which feedback can be conveyed effectively and efficiently. Applications and impacts of different PHM techniques will be discussed, as well as how to share critical information. Attendees will walkway knowing:

What information is necessary for effective diagnostics and prognostics of robotic applications?

  • What are the tools available for quickly and effectively relaying process information?
  • How do you determine if a user interface meets your needs for process control and diagnostics?
lily-mei

Lily Mei
Mayor, Fremont

byron-clayton

Byron Clayton
Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing

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Lenny Mendonca
Executive Director, GoBiz

joe-oneil

Joe O’Neil
CEO, Green Cicuits

New this year RoboBusiness is celebrating Manufacturing Day a half-day of talks surrounding new and innovative approaches and opportunities in Manufacturing. Manufacturing Day is celebrated across the country and is an opportunity for companies to open their doors to the community. On this day everyone from executives to students, community leaders, media, and educators, learn, explore and discuss the impacts of manufacturing in their area.

Robotics has been at the center of manufacturing for decades and has led to a new class of manufacturing companies, areas of study, and career opportunities. With robotics and manufacturing working hand in hand, the RoboBusiness conference presents a unique opportunity to showcase the best of manufacturing right here in Silicon Valley and to explore the future of manufacturing with some of the industry’s most influential thought leaders.

On October 2nd, RoboBusiness will celebrate Manufacturing Day with a half-day Manufacturing Workshop outlining the status, future and innovative approaches to Manufacturing in California and its impacts beyond the state. These sessions include:

  • 10:30-10:50 Manufacturing Today – A report on the state of Manufacturing in CA Lenny Mendonca, Executive Director, GoBiz
  • 10:50-11 Valley View – Manufacturing Opportunity in Silicon Valley Fremont Mayor Lily Mei
  • 11-11:20 Talking About the Workforce – A Manufacturing White Paper ARM Institute CEO Dr Bryon Clayton
  • 11:20-noon The Future of Manufacturing in California – Silicon Valley CEO Panel
    • Moderator Manex CEO Gene Russell
    • Joseph O’Neil, Green Circuits CEO
    • Norbert Kozar, Precision Swiss Products CEO
    • Alan Takahashi, Cobham VP Operation
    • David Mah, NOVA VP Operation
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Sam Hoff
Chief Executive Officer, Patti Engineering, Inc

kevin-vliet

Kevin Vliet
Vice President, Supply Chain Engineering, Target

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Daniel Theobald
CEO & Founder, Vecna Robotics

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Joanne Pransky
Owner, World’s First Robotic Psychiatrist

Industries are going through a tremendous transformation with the increasing adoption of automation. Before any project or expansion can begin, organizations need to calculate and verify the returns on investment. Even after implementation, companies also need to plan for continuous process improvement. The key to doing more with less is to troubleshoot and maintain automated systems without having a physical presence. Talking points to be discussed:

  • Determining whether your business is ready for robotics and AI.
  • Building the business case for implementing or growing automation.
  • Assessing current business processes to determine if they need to be modified.
  • Formulating a roll-out plan.
  • Managing staffing and morale during robotics adoption.
  • Effectively measuring and maintaining ROI.
  • Creating the necessary flexibility within your team to make the necessary adjustments based on data analysis.
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Sandy Agnos
Senior Director, Global Business Development, Brain Corp

Join robotic industry veteran Sandy Agnos as she outlines novel, customer-focused approaches for robotic companies to consider to successfully scale robotics and AI. Learn how companies such as Walmart, Macerich, and the Port of Seattle have discovered the opportunity for productivity optimization by taking advantage of the combination of robotics, AI, IoT and data to create new efficiency opportunities in commercial floor care. IoT usage reporting of robots at work for our customers has exposed the operational utilization of these robotic scrubbers, helping to drive new, more efficient cleaning methods, while promoting sustainability. This session will also review OEM partner selection, covering what makes a good partner, the infrastructure needed, and the mind set to move into disruptive technology within an established industry. Attendees will leave this session knowing what to look for in business partners, understanding the need for a well-defined robotic/AI adoption strategy, the need for IoT integration, benefits of robotics, and strategy for expanding product portfolio and the market ecosystem.

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Eric Daimler
Partner, SpinGlass Ventures

matt-wicks

Matt Wicks
VP of Product Development, Honeywell Inteilligrated

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Animesh Garg
Senior Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Researcher, NVIDIA/Stanford University

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Jeff Burnstein
President, Robotic Industries Association

The industry is in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution driven by technological advancements in hardware, software, robotics, AI, machine learning, and the automation of manufacturing and warehousing processes. This power panel of industry leaders and visionaries will discuss and debate the real-world implications and opportunities of robotics and AI for the market.

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Russell Toris
Director of Robotics, Fetch Robotics

As collaborative robots have entered the workforce, the industry is discovering that people who are working with robots want them to move more like humans. Robots need to identify things that humans are good at recognizing, such as other people and other automation equipment, so they can make natural movements to predict where the object or person is going and plan accordingly. Traditional motion-planning algorithms focus on optimization and efficiency. Without further semantic understanding of the environment around the robot, these algorithms can lead to jerky, unnatural movements when robots encounter other people and automation equipment. Russell Toris of Fetch Robotics will lead a discussion on the current and future role that vision technology plays in modeling collaborative human-robot interaction.

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Adam Schmidt
Territory Director – Americas, Robotiq

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Byron Clayton
Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing

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MK Hicks
Co-Founder, inFront Agency

In this informative and inspiring keynote presentation, Carla Pugh, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Technology Enabled Clinical Improvement Center at Stanford University School of Medicine, will describe how advanced technologies, coupled with evolving medical practices, are transforming healthcare and dramatically improving clinical workflows. She will highlight how new surgical approaches incorporating simulation, analytics, haptics and sensing are being used to empower surgeons, reduce surgical risks and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Pugh will also comment on the clinical necessity for embracing and incorporating the same advanced approaches and technologies, with other classes of healthcare solutions. This includes robotics systems, which by definition are highly sensored, and often employ haptics, simulation, and machine learning, all of which are routinely used to increase the capabilities and improve the functionality of robotics systems.

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Shiquan Wang
CEO, Flexiv Ltd

The presenter will be addressing the following discussion points:

  • Major pain points when implementing robotics automation.
  • What features/technology the next-generation robot should have to change the game?
  • Definition of Adaptive Robots, along with on-site demonstration.
  • Major applications of Adaptive Robots Rizon.
  • The value which Adaptive Robots bring to the industry.
  • What is Flexiv?
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Mel Torrie
CEO, Autonomous Solutions

Ensuring Agriculture, Construction, Mining, and Logistics participate in the upside of Industry 4.0. Mel Torrie will discuss how ASI is combining AI and Robotics to create efficient, cutting-edge autonomous systems for these vital industries. Learn about the opportunities in moving next-generation technologies out of the factory and warehouse environments and into these less structured outdoor industrial applications.

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Roger Barga
General Manager, AWS

For over a decade, cloud-enabled digital transformation has remade industries and powered innovation to greatly benefit enterprises and consumers. Industrial and commercial robots are data-generating connected endpoints, which can leverage the cloud to serve as a platform for data capture, communication, and analytics. Over the next several years, the Robotic Edge will prove to be a key step in digital transformation that will surprise us by its breadth and diversity. In this presentation, we will discuss how customers in industries as diverse of manufacturing, fulfillment and oil & gas are incorporating robots into their next-generation solutions and how cloud services are being used to transform work and improve outcomes.

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Erin Bishop
Director of Business Development, Sense Photonics

Industrial depth cameras; such as LiDAR and ToF cameras are readily available for specific use cases in highly controlled lighting environments. However, many of these products do not offer the full suite of product attributes required to be successful in robotics applications. For buyers of 3D camera products, usually one needs to hire experts in order to perform the sensor-fusion necessary to achieve the required performance. In this talk, we’ll go over which attributes to expect of a 3D camera for industrial applications and robotics, so you can make your purchase decisions more wisely.

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Mel Torrie
CEO, Autonomous Solutions

There have been many wins and losses in autonomously hauling millions of tons, farming thousands of acres, and patrolling hundreds of kilometers. Mel Torrie will share case studies detailing lessons learned over 20 years of developing and fielding robotic vehicles.

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Raminder Sandhu
Robotics Practice Lead, CMTC

The speaker will discuss the following points:

  • Outline the different types of robots (SCARA, Articulated, Cartesian, Cobot, Parallel, Cartesian).
  • Discuss which type of robot is suited for which application – this will be demonstrated by a matrix showing robots and applications, and/or slides with images of robots performing different tasks.
  • How to qualify potential robot applications.
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Tehmoor Dar
Principal Engineer, Thales

Inertial sensors are an integral and important part of literally all guidance and control systems…and find critical use in robotic systems. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) typically consists of three, linear accelerometers and three angular sensors a.k.a. gyroscopes/gyros and are available in a wide variety of sizes, specifications and prices…and therein lies the rub! A product/systems designer is constantly challenged in having to select an IMU design that best meets the product/system performance, size and cost requirements. This presentation’s role is to provide a better understanding of the information necessary to make this selection of an IMU in an optimally judicious fashion. To be addressed includes a basic understanding of the theory of operation, definitions of the key performance parameters and their role in determining the overall performance of the device and its contribution to the overall system error budget tradeoff analysis. Thales Visionix’ s NavChip family of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) will be presented as a price/performance leader in the mid-range performance IMUs which are ideally suited for robotics applications vis-à-vis an in-depth competitive analysis versus other industry product offerings. Use cases of several robotic as well as other applications will be presented.

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Ash Sharma
Research Director, Interact Analysis

Inertial sensors are an integral and important part of literally all guidance and control systems…and find critical use in robotic systems. An inertial measurement unit (IMU) typically consists of three, linear accelerometers and three angular sensors a.k.a. gyroscopes/gyros and are available in a wide variety of sizes, specifications and prices…and therein lies the rub! A product/systems designer is constantly challenged in having to select an IMU design that best meets the product/system performance, size and cost requirements. This presentation’s role is to provide a better understanding of the information necessary to make this selection of an IMU in an optimally judicious fashion. To be addressed includes a basic understanding of the theory of operation, definitions of the key performance parameters and their role in determining the overall performance of the device and its contribution to the overall system error budget tradeoff analysis. Thales Visionix’ s NavChip family of Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) will be presented as a price/performance leader in the mid-range performance IMUs which are ideally suited for robotics applications vis-à-vis an in-depth competitive analysis versus other industry product offerings. Use cases of several robotic as well as other applications will be presented.

erik-nieves

Erik Nieves
Founder, CEO, Plus One Robotics, Inc

josh-lessing

Josh Lessing
Co-Founder and CEO, Root AI

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Cyril Ebersweiler
General Partner, SOSV

In this panel, the speakers will discuss how entrepreneurs in robotics should approach pricing models, consider venture capital, work with systems integrators, research third-party hardware strategy, and other aspects that make building a robotics company unique.

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Mollie Anderson
Mgr., Principal Consultant, BSI Services & Solutions

Companies are challenged to be nimble with fast integration of new technology and processes in R&D and testing labs, high technology/volume production manufacturing sites, and warehousing. The expansion of collaborative robots plus changing uses for conventional robots continue to be the top growth solutions to keep pace with this rapid change. In this era of e-commerce warehousing, Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) are also drawing more attention by automating internal logistics, optimizing productivity and schedule deliveries to more effectively debottleneck critical paths.

This presentation addresses the safety considerations for these emerging robotic systems, including:

  • Why a Robotic Safety Program?
  • What are the applicable regulatory and industry consensus standards based on product, geography and best practices?
  • Is a risk assessment required? Why is a risk assessment important?

This presentation also includes the methods and findings of actual, confidential AMRs/collaborative robotic risk assessments conducted for several global, process-intensive manufacturing companies, E-commerce companies, and R&D testing labs. Key risk assessment process elements will be identified and explained, including:

  • Determination of the robotic system’s scope, including the use environment and end effectors.
  • Identification of risk sources; estimation of risk.
  • Evaluation of risk; risk acceptability (what is an acceptable risk?)
  • Risk reduction process and considerations.
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Katherine Scott
Developer Advocate, Open Robotics

Robots are becoming prevalent in our lives, helping us carry out tedious housework, distribute warehouse inventory, automate manufacturing, and research lunar landscapes. Successful robotic deployments demand applications with a high level of intelligence, autonomy, and adaptability. This presentation will highlight key pain points in designing, developing, testing, and deploying real-world robotics applications, then share best practices, tools, and workflows through customer examples. Attendees will walk away able too:

  • Identify top blockers for real-world robotics deployments.
  • Understand how the cloud and new tools can solve key challenges.
  • Highlight successful robotics development case studies.
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Jon Logan
Director, Formant

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Abraham Dauhajre
Head of Solutions, Formant

Operate, monitor, and analyze performance of all of your robots from one central location. In this presentation, attendees will learn about ways to quickly identify inefficiencies and address under utilization of your robots through the use of analytics. Real-life case studies will demonstrate how an end-to-end robotic observability & analytics platform can expose hidden value for your business and customers.

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Cindy Ma
International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service

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Doug Fulop
Sr. Product Manager, Robotics and Autonomous Services, Amazon Web Services

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Terrie O’Hanlon
CMO, GreyOrange

For supply chains serving consumers, the Age of Immediacy — catalyzed by Amazon and promulgated by the global acceleration of ecommerce – has irrefutably changed the game. The stakes are high for supply chain operations: Adapt and master or resist and flounder.
Consumer expectations layered on cost and time realities are shaping transformation across three dimensions:

  1. The Fulfillment Immediacy Jolt
    96% of consumers equate “fast delivery” with “next day” delivery – and failing to deliver fast meaningfully impacts sales. 36% of abandoned shopping carts are due to the shopper perceiving the shipping time offered as “too long.”
  2. The Market-to-Margin Squeeze
    Next-day delivery costs retailers 20% more than standard delivery, compounded by delivery to homes typically costing 20% of an item’s value versus 5% to 7% for delivery to stores. And while costs in the age of Immediacy Fulfillment are heftier, many consumers don’t expect to pay: 60% of US online transactions include free shipping.
  3. The Labor Capacity Crunch
    Adding to the complexity, record low unemployment rates and slow population growth lead experts to predict a shortage of 500,000 warehouse labor jobs in the United States alone by 2020.

Transformative Actions
In this session, attendees will learn:

  1. Strategies companies are deploying to effectively transform fulfillment operations so that they can keep their promises to consumers and stores without sacrificing profits.
  2. Key technologies that enable making the best decisions in real time based on order flows, and that enable executing on those decisions.
  3. Pitfalls to avoid in enabling immediacy fulfillment strategies.
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Byron Clayton
Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing

What strategies have other manufacturers used to implement robotics? What lessons can be shared from accomplishments and failures? Attend this engaging session to learn about ARM’s robotics adoption process, designed to maximize a successful implementation strategy, and built with input from hundreds of organizations nationwide. Key areas of focus will be reviewing the overall process, learning about successful implementations, and measuring success. Points to be addressed:

  • Developing a successful implementation plan.
  • Identifying key areas of challenge.
  • Strategies for measuring success.
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Jeremie Capron
Director of Research, ROBO Global

Globally, companies are revising and rethinking their strategies to cement their futures in a world that is dictated by robotics and AI. This global hunger and demand for data is escalating at an exponential pace and financial markets have taken notice. For forward-looking investors, the time to invest in the technologies of tomorrow is now. The speaker, Jeremie Capron, will dive into the growth potential of this booming market, providing investment insight across the robotics, AI, and healthcare landscape. Points to be covered:

  • Market growth of Robotics, AI and Healthcare Tech.
  • Investable opportunities for publicly traded companies.
  • A discussion on the investment universe and landscape.
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Bala Balachander
Consultant, Manex

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PJ Quesada
Vice President and Treasurer, Ramar Foods

Automation is an existential need otherwise companies cannot survive nor compete unless they have the ability to free up resources that can be redeployed to increase production yields.

The objective of Power Ramar Foods project was to elevate their digital transformation activities to the next level by designing and proposing automation solutions to improve production, quality control and logistical operations to improve their overall profit margins. During this presentation the speakers will answer the following questions:

  • Share the scope of the project.
  • Discuss some of the factory production line highlights and description that include the:
    • Sausage Factory.
    • Eggroll Factory.
    • Ice Cream Factory.
  • An informal discussion on the digitization opportunities by factory/operation.
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Brian Mason
West Coast Development Manager, Elmo Motion Control

Advanced technology combined with creative design resulted in a highly integrated, miniature, and powerful complete motion-control module that fits in the palm of your hand. The revolutionary module is challenging common system design practices by combining the simplicity and high power of centralized control with the size and flexibility of a decentralized servo architecture. The module can precisely coordinate the complex multi-axis motion of systems and robotics, with integrated 4×5 kW high power miniature servo drives. The speaker will discuss how this the multi-axis, high-power, safety integrated solution is operated by simple programming, and can simplify system design, cut costs, create space-saving, and reduce time-to-market. Attendees will be:

  • Introduced a new control scheme, breaking the barrier between centralized and distributed motion-control approaches.
  • Learn the difference between traditional motion-control systems, and a Distributed-Centralized approach.
  • Gain an understanding of the potential savings that can be made with focus on control system for their machines.
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Yunfan Gao
Marketing Director, Flexiv Ltd

Key points to discuss:

  • Definition of Adaptive Robots: The fusion of Robotics and AI
  • The first Adaptive Robot: Rizon
  • Solutions based on Adaptive Robotic Systems
  • Value which Adaptive Robots bring to the industry
  • Introduction of Flexiv
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Roger Counihan
Vice President, Fortna

Distribution robotics providers have had significant recent success in engaging clients for pilot implementation projects. Gaining the next level of traction requires more advanced levels of sustainability, partnership, and support. Implementations will require detailed planning, engineering, conversion planning, and post go-live support planning. This session will focus on helping robotics providers understand what distribution clients are looking for from their enterprise solution providers.

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Alan Federman
Research Associate, Stanford University

We envision a new generation of interactive robots that can operate safely alongside humans in dynamic crowded environments such as terminals, malls, or campuses. Our work at the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL) with the custom-designed social mobile robot “JackRabbot” is developing artificial intelligence models that enable robots to perform social navigation while accomplishing helpful tasks. We have used this platform to gather data by operating the robot in crowded public spaces like classroom lobbies, cafeterias and sidewalks around campus. Unlike self-driving cars which operate on public roads, “JackRabbot” and its profuse multi-modal sensing is uniquely capable of collecting this data due to its ability to navigate around people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. We will use this data and make it available to the community as a powerful tool to investigate models that can learn to operate in human environments, including pedestrian detection, tracking and path prediction, together with navigation models that naturally adapt to efficiently interact with pedestrians.

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Jason Walker
CEO and Co-Founder, Waypoint Robotics

Automation is essential to survival in the Industry 4.0 economy. However, manufacturers have been challenged by adopting robotics and automation that could substantially improve their processes. Many solutions available today are cost-prohibitive and require expensive facility modifications, new technical staff, and outside robotics experts. Robots (especially autonomous mobile robots) have historically been defined by their limitations – complex, inflexible, and expensive.

The key to helping businesses leverage robotics technology is to make robots fully accessible to the existing workforce. This requires designing solutions with a workforce-first mentality where empathy with the end-user is the primary factor for design and engineering decisions. The resulting products solve real problems and make lives easier. When technology serves to empower rather than replace people, magic happens as workers creatively use these advanced tools to improve their work experience and become better, faster, and more efficient.

Robots that are flexible, accessible and designed specifically for the people who put them to work enable companies to grow with their existing workforce, leveraging years of invaluable experience, loyalty, and know-how. Companies get the advantages of automation while expanding the capabilities of their valued employees. The company, the workforce, and the economy all benefit together. Talking points to be discussed include:

  • What are the pain points that keep adoption rates low such as workforce resistance; disruption to operations; infrastructure modification requirements?
  • How easy the use of robotics enables accessibility, improves adoption rate and empowers your valued workforce.
  • How robots with a user-centric design can improve workforce retention and make recruiting easier.
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Asuman Suenbuel
Sr. Director, SAP

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Matthias Anlauff
Partner Technology Manager, Google

Automation is fundamental to help address worldwide demand for goods as manufacturers feel pressure to produce faster, cheaper, and better. Undertaking an endeavor to achieve near-complete automation and link all business processes to manufacturing raises questions of requirements for back-end systems, especially ERP systems. This session will discuss the challenges and lessons learned in end-to-end automation, as well as developing apps with robots. SAP and Google announced a partnership to tackle some of the fundamental technical barriers that are hindering developers, manufacturers, and consumers in this goal. The session will provide selection strategies, customer testimonials, project scopes, and experiences.

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Grace Erickson
General Manager, OCHO Candy Inc.

Grace Erickson will give a brief history on the automation progress OCHO Candy has made, and how automation can be done in small steps as opposed to everything all at once (i.e. batch processes feeding a continuous manufacturing line). Other automations have been on the process/HR/payroll/IT end as well. Grace will share how OCHO has gone from a completely manual hand-molded chocolate product to a fully automated molding line.

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Brian Coyne
VP of Engineering, Harmonic Drive LLC

This session will discuss some of the challenges facing robotics engineers to achieve leading-edge performance and reliability while navigating around tight design constraints. Power density continues to be a cornerstone in robot actuator design, but this is often compromised by additional functionality required of actuators and their cabling. We will examine how to improve performance while not only minimizing the weight of actuators but also the size of the control cabinet and simplifying cable routing requirements.

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Craig Salvalaggio
VP, Operations, AMT

As technologies advance and production costs climb, many manufacturers are looking to automation as a solution for meeting their manufacturing challenges. When considering automation, there are key factors that support successful implementation. To ensure automation makes a positive impact on your manufacturing environment, it helps to understand your True objectives while balancing technical and business challenges along your journey.

Whether you’re an experienced automation user or considering automation for the first time, join us to discuss:

  • Key factors to help you Decide, Design, Integrate and Install Automation into Manufacturing.
  • How to balance Technical and Business \objectives throughout your automation initiative.
  • Developing the workforce of the future to work with technology.
  • Leveraging Collaborative Robotics to achieve higher productivity.
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Keith Shaw
Editor in Chief, Robotics Business Review

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Remy Glaisner
Research Director, IDC

What does it take for robotics companies to rise to the top and make it to the Robotics Business Review RBR50 listing? In this session, RBR Editor-in-Chief Keith Shaw and Remy Glaiser a Research Director at IDC will give an overview of the RBR50 process and what factors go into choosing the top robotics companies. Attendees will also discover:

  • The new entrants to the RBR50 and what made them shine
  • What makes RBR50 companies stand out.
  • How companies can get a jump start on the RBR50 2020.
  • Trends and predictions for 2020 in the robotics space.
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Dev Singh
Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The world of robotics is rapidly changing, with connectivity and computing ability becoming as important as autonomy. Technologies like 5G, on-device AI, and heterogeneous computing are poised to transform the way robots think, operate, and behave – all the way from small consumer robots that fit in one’s palm to large-scale industrial machines on factory floors. Join Dev Singh, Qualcomm’s head of robotics, as he discusses the future of robotics in the 5G era.

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Rene Ymzon
Marketing Manager, ADVANCED Motion Controls

Roboticists are constantly faced with the difficulty of interfacing with disparate components on the same system. Since servo drives directly connect with almost all of the motion control electronics on a robot, they are the perfect nexus to bring it all together. The speaker will share customer stories and examples to show how modified and custom servo drives can allow any permutation of feedback, motor type, control scheme, and peripheral devices to work together to achieve your design vision. Attendees will walk away knowing:

  • The right servo drive that can help with system integration.
  • How modified and custom solutions are more accessible than you think.
  • How peripheral components unrelated to motion control can be integrated into the servo drive to simplify the overall design.
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Gray Bright
CEO, Cloud Transportation Technologies

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Paul Willard
Early Stage Investor, Silicon Valley

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Jitendra Kavathekar
General Partner, Horizon 3 Ventures

Mel Torrie
CEO, Autonomous Solutions

Pitchfire, the innovative and transformational event, that can help launch a company, is a must-attend event at Robobusiness 2019. Pitchfire highlights the most exciting start-ups in the robotics industry pitching their products or service in a pressure-packed 5-minute presentation to a panel of world-renowned investors and technology experts and a standing room only crowd. Pitchfire is a dynamic, once-in-a-lifetime experience for participants and attendees of Robobusiness.

Attendees watch as startup companies demonstrate their expertise, product capabilities, and business model while gaining invaluable exposure to potential investors and business partners as this high-energy event.

The Pitchfire champion wins $5,000 and a Robotics Business Review profile.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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Keith Shaw
Editor in Chief, Robotics Business Review

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Doug Olson
President, Harmonic Drive LLC

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Georg Friedrich Stieler
MD Asia, STIELER

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John McElligott
CEO, York Exponential

Each panelist will share their perspective on current market trends, challenges and opportunities, and the short and long-term implications for the industry and discuss predictions on where the industry will be by 2025. Points to be covered:

  • Why are so many robotics companies failing?
  • Workforce changes and training: why does the market continue to be fixated on workforce changes and what can be done to turn this fixation into a positive vibe?
  • How can the industry show the positive implications of human-robot integration?
  • What steps do different markets need to take to remain competitive in their own national markets and internationally?
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Christopher Chu
Managing Director, Accenture

Chris Chu, managing director at Accenture Strategy, will share findings and observations from his recent article on the disruptive impact that intelligent technologies are having on companies’ business strategies, their talent strategies, and their people. Almost half of executives surveyed by Accenture believe that the changing technology landscape will result in more than 60 percent of their workforce moving into new roles that require substantial re-skilling in the next 3 years. Chris will focus on how to turn the tables and use machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions to offer the workforce an entirely new, future-oriented learning experience across devices and channels. One that is customized, dynamic and predictive.

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Robert Steven Kramarz
Executive Director, Intelliversity

The presenter will offer a fresh approach, using advanced social psychology, to gaining private funding of technology businesses. This approach has been highly successful for dozens of clients, levelling the playing field. Whereas the odds of getting funding from VCs and angels is under 5% without such an advantage, the approach Mr. Kramarz teaches raises your odds above 50%. This unique approach to funding has the added value of transforming founders’ leadership and sales skills. This session will brief attendees with the basic principles and methods of the Fast Track to Funding. Once attendees realize that this science is available to them, they will be well positioned to seek more information from a variety of independent sources which Mr. Kramarz will name. Mr. Kramarz can’t promise that attendees will be able to go out and immediately apply all of the principles and methods of the Fast Track to Funding, but applying any one of them will generate immediate and noticeable results. Attendees might expect to experience a shorter time to funding overall, a much higher rate of call backs and second meetings, shorter and less arduous due-diligence, and higher valuations. As a result, attendees will experience themselves as in control of the funding process as they become the sought-after party rather than on their knees seeking investor largess.

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Ajay Raghavan
Strategic Executive Director, PARC, A Xerox Company

As key infrastructure assets age, maintenance budgets shrink, and goals for high performance rise year over year, system performance and optimization has become more critical than ever. PARC, a Xerox Company’s latest innovation, IIoT System Analytics, takes a hybrid approach to system performance management through a new technology suite, MOXI. By combining low-cost embedded sensors, physics-based models with cutting-edge AI and machine learning technology, MOXI can predict conditions and faults of interest in systems with greater than 90% accuracy, with negligible false alarm rates and near-zero missed detections. In this discussion, learn how applying guidance from PARC’s R&D team and implementing the appropriate MOXI modules, system performance can go beyond management and strive for peak optimization resulting in savings on energy, maintenance and downtime costs as well as extending overall system life and improved longer-term asset planning.

Three learning objectives

  1. Follow the evolution of system performance solutions overtime, ascertaining the limitations as well as the foundational bases on which the future of system performance and optimization is built.
  2. Understand the theory behind hybrid physics- and machine learning-based modeling of complex systems.
  3. Discover the six key modules essential to the success of MOXI’s IIoT System Analytics technology suite and how they complement the expertise of engineers and operations teams in the field to create truly optimized systems.
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Markus Larsson
Vice President, Global Business Development, PARC, A Xerox Company

PARC, a Xerox Company, has partnered with Procter & Gamble to develop a unique facial analysis system that deploys computer vision and deep learning to enable a deeper relationship with consumers and make product recommendations for P&G’s beauty care business. The Olay Skin Advisor allows consumers to upload selfie photos of their faces for automated analysis of their skin to drive product recommendations. The value and power of computer vision due to the advances in machine learning have allowed for this web-based skin analysis application and advisor tool to create personalized beauty experiences. In this discussion, the speaker will share the powers and methods that deep learning brings to the world of visual sensing systems and how it is helping to address consumer dissatisfactions of impersonalized beauty recommendations. Attendees will:

  • Walk understanding what computer vision is and its value.
  • Hear examples of applications, including PARC’s work with Procter and Gamble.
  • Understand the powers of deep learning in the world of visual sensing systems.
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Winncy Du
Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, San Jose University

The presentation will introduce the major robotics related courses offered at SJSU such as Robotics & Manufacturing Systems, Mobile Robots, Machine Learning and Neural Network, Autonomous Vehicle, Fundamentals of Mechatronics, Advanced Mechatronics, Computer Vision, C Programming, Pantheon, and Microcontrollers. Then the numerous research activities and applied research projects will be highlighted or demonstrated, including: robot trajectory optimization; flying robot modelling and simulation, development of pipe climbing robots (for post-earthquake utility pipe inspection), pipe crawling robots (for gas leak detection), drones (for search and rescue), Mars robots (for rock sample collection), remote controlled robots (for security guard), tele-conferencing robots, walking-assist robots, surgical manipulators, and nursing robots (for elderly and disabled), etc. The other research and education activities are to explore exciting new technology, teach critical skills, and promote the field of robotics through students’ entering a variety of competitions; conducting course projects, senior design projects, and Master projects; as well as involving in the community and industrial sponsored projects.

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Juan Aparicio
Head Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens Corporate Technology

This presentation will motivate the need of more flexible automation and intelligent machines, as a response to the transition from mass production to mass customization in manufacturing. Autonomy, understood as the evolution of automation with AI and Digitalization ingredients, is presented as a solution. But nothing comes for free; autonomous machines will require a powerful brain, who may reside on the cloud or at the edge. The latest results in edge robotics will be presented.

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Pieter Abbeel
Director/Co-Director, Berkeley Robot Learning Lab/Berkeley Artificial Intelligence (BAIR) Lab

Recent advances in AI have enabled a range of breakthroughs in many domains, including image recognition, speech recognition and learning to play games. We’re just starting to see how these advances will have real-world impact, and few things have greater potential for disruption than the complex web of production and distribution that is the supply chain. This session will cover the most important recent advances in AI, big opportunities they present in the supply chain, short and long term considerations, and recommendations on how to approach implementing AI technology in your business.

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Jeremy Marvel
Research Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Dawn Castillo
Director, Division of Safety Research, NIOSH

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Christina Jones
Director, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, DOL/OSHA

The presentation will introduce the major robotics related courses offered at SJSU such as Robotics & Manufacturing Systems, Mobile Robots, Machine Learning and Neural Network, Autonomous Vehicle, Fundamentals of Mechatronics, Advanced Mechatronics, Computer Vision, C Programming, Pantheon, and Microcontrollers. Then the numerous research activities and applied research projects will be highlighted or demonstrated, including: robot trajectory optimization; flying robot modelling and simulation, development of pipe climbing robots (for post-earthquake utility pipe inspection), pipe crawling robots (for gas leak detection), drones (for search and rescue), Mars robots (for rock sample collection), remote controlled robots (for security guard), tele-conferencing robots, walking-assist robots, surgical manipulators, and nursing robots (for elderly and disabled), etc. The other research and education activities are to explore exciting new technology, teach critical skills, and promote the field of robotics through students’ entering a variety of competitions; conducting course projects, senior design projects, and Master projects; as well as involving in the community and industrial sponsored projects.

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Max Versace
CEO and Co-Founder, Neurala

Nowadays, businesses in the robotics industry are implementing AI – in use cases such as retail and manufacturing – to help stay ahead of the competition. But without well-trained data at the core, these AI solutions will be riddled with inefficiencies. So how can people developing AI ensure that they are in fact capturing “good” data, and training systems in a way that allows for continuous evolution?

In this session, Dr. Massimilliano Versace, CEO and Co-Founder of Neurala will explore how to train AI to avoid biased algorithms, ineffective solutions or AI that simply does not work. He will also discuss how, in order to achieve continuous learning at the edge, and on-device, robotics developers are beginning to take new approaches to training AI – such as Lifelong-DNN™ (L-DNN) – that will enable robots to learn incremental knowledge in the field and on much less data, rather than needing to be retrained on extensive datasets for new scenarios it may encounter. Attendees will walk away with an:

  • Understanding how the robotics industry is implementing AI to improve options.
  • Deep-depth knowledge on the challenges of training AI data and the approaches to overcoming them.
  • Recognize the differences between various approaches to training data and how they can be leveraged to support continuous learning.
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Brian Carlisle
CEO, Precise Automation

In the last few years, mobile robots have moved static payloads around factories, warehouses, and institutions such as hospitals and campuses. More recently, successful applications have emerged by mounting manipulator arms on these mobile bases. Emerging applications for mobile manipulation include agriculture, machine loading, additive manufacturing, semiconductor tool loading, life sciences, and laboratory automation. These new applications place new requirements on robot kinematics, grippers, sensing, interfaces between the robot arm and mobile base, and safety. The speaker will discuss how robots, grippers and base platforms will need to be optimized for these new applications.

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Tra Vu
Chief Operating Officer, OhmniLabs

The future is robotics, and many businesses are interested in finding the best solutions to increase their productivity. However, there are many challenges: the R&D process is complicated, prototyping and manufacturing can be time-consuming and costly, and deployment is slow. In this session, OhmniLabs will be sharing how the company approaches hardware development similarly to software development, and their secret sauces to achieving speed, flexibility, and cost-efficiency. Demo elements: Ohmni Supercam Telepresence Robot, Ohmni Developer Edition (with Coral TPU).

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Gregory Scott
CEO & President, Service Robotics & Technologies

There are traditional definitions of a smart building, yet many new technologies are helping to expand and grow that definition beyond traditional HVAC and utility monitoring to include all components within a building, such as soap dispensers, asset tracking, floor cleaning and delivery robots, and many more static and mobile systems. The goal of this session is to give an overview of the types of smart devices on the market and how you can bring together a diverse ecosystem of smart devices and mobile robots to finally realize the true definition of a Smart Building.

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Jeff Baird
VP of Engineering, Celltrio, Inc.

During this presentation the speaker will discuss the following points:

  • How to prepare for systems integration.
  • Evaluating and selecting systems.
  • Managing the systems integration process.
  • Installing systems and achieving success!
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Thomas Low
Director, Robotics, SRI International

During this session Thomas Low will describe a unique, high-risk development project, describing both the technical and business challenges they overcame when developing the MOTOBOT with Yamaha Motor Ltd. Thomas will introduce unique SRI technologies previously developed by his research team that made the MOTOBOT possible, as well as other unique capabilities this non-profit research institute brings to bear in solving challenging problems of industrial and government customers. Points to covered include:

  • How to manage risk in a fast-paced hardware development program.
  • How project technical objectives are balanced by business imperatives.
  • How to use a moon-shot project to build team cohesion.
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Reuben Brewer
Sr. Research Engineer, Robotics, SRI International

Traffic stops present many dangers for police officers, including the risk of being struck by a vehicle and approaching an unknown driver who may be armed and dangerous. While these risks can be reduced through training and improved safety protocols, traffic stops remain inherently dangerous. Further, sometimes the fearful nature of traffic stops turns the danger from the officer to the driver; officers have shot unarmed drivers in situations that stirred national controversy because there was disagreement about the level of danger to the officer. SRI propose a new robotic system that goes between the officer and driver to conduct the conversation while the officer remains further away in a position of safety. Put simply, the strategy is, “Put a robot in danger, not people.” Since the robot is purely defensive, no one can get hurt. The robot maintains the face-to-face interaction of a traffic stop that is important both as a way of maintaining officer-empathy and community-relationships as well as allowing the officer to observe important physical cues from the driver (such as inebriation or undue-anxiety). As a tool for extending, not replacing, the human’s reach, our system is the “LongArm” of the law instead of Robocop.

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Philip Freidin
First-Level Support Engineer, IDS Imaging

There are clear advantages to placing the processor onboard the camera, but not all “smart cameras” are created equal. The vision app-based approach is one of the most exciting advances in camera-embedded processing. The opportunity for innovation is in the hands of the app developers; after all, what would smartphones be without apps? This opens the door for an industrial camera that can do anything – all it takes is an app. Join us to learn how the vision app-based approach to machine vision is following industry 4.0 trends, reducing the cost of systems and making embedded AI easily accessible even without programming knowledge. Discussion points will include: – Traditional machine vision vs. smart devices; Vision app-based approach – Case studies and opportunities for innovation

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Nancy McIntyre
Staff, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

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Joshua Heckman
President, Flux Integration LLC

Developing robotic and automation solutions is difficult. It can be made more difficult by the constant hype around emerging technologies that make implementing a solution as easy as changing a light bulb. No amount of AI or advanced algorithms will solve the most important first step; define your task. In this presentation the speaker will provide simple steps to define your task and discuss the task pain index and answer the question “is the task even worth automating?

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Paul Ekas
President, SAKE Robotics

Low-cost, fast, reliable mobile picking with cartesian robotic system developed for JD.com global picking challenge. Our robot architecture provides a disruptive cost structure for mobile picking robots. Mobile robots almost universally use expensive and heavy articulated robot arms on heavy mobile bases. Our cartesian based mobile robot is low-cost, durable, and lightweight which is an inherent safety advantage. Due to our low cost structure, our robotic system can be adopted as a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) instead of purchasing robots costing $50K to $150K. We leverage leading edge AI and cloud fleet management to enable rapid and flexible deployment of our system.

This presentation includes a history of the development of the cartesian mobile robot and a look at current and future applications for the robot.

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Robin Murphy
Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

Dr. Robin Murphy will share how ground, aerial, and marine robots have been used in surprising ways since 2001 to assist with emergency management situations.

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Tim Enwall
CEO, Misty Robotics

In the next 10+ years, we will live in a world where robots are embedded in our daily lives as our friends, coworkers and even as part of our families. Robots will perform helpful tasks, ensure our safety, and interact with us in friendly ways only currently known to science fiction. To get there, we need to “democratize” robots– move them out of the world of “roboticists” and into the world of “developers” to help build thousands of skills to make them useful similar to how the smartphone industry evolved. In this session, Tim Enwall, CEO at Misty Robotics, will explore how the future of robotics begins with a developer platform and what it will take to get there.

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Camilo Buscaron
Principal Open Source Technologist, AWS

As robots become more adopted and prevalent in enterprise, industrial, and home settings there is an increasing need for well-maintained, reliable and secure development tools and frameworks for the next generation production grade robots. The next version of the widely adopted Robot Operating System (ROS) is being designed and developed with these use cases in mind. In this presentation, we will discuss the enhancements and features been made in ROS2 and how developers can leverage these new capabilities to build the next generation robot applications.

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Kristen Stone
Sr Operations Engineer II, Raytheon

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Nick Akiona
Robotics Research Lead, Accenture

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Robert Steward
President, End to End Solutions; President & CEO, Integra Advanced Technology Services

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Nancy McIntyre
Staff, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Hear from industry professionals who have automated their processes who will share with you the questions you need to ask yourselves:

  • Why do I want to implement an automation plan?
  • What do I hope to achieve?
  • What are we trying to solve and why?
  • What type of funding will be required?
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Florian Pestoni
CEO and Co-Founder, InOrbit, Inc.

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Mario Munich
SVP Technology, iRobot

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Jean Baptiste Passot
VP, Platform and AI, Brain Corporation

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Dev Singh
Director, Business Development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Robotics is entering every traditional industry, from logistics to agriculture to retail, and driving rapid advancements in productivity. However, operating robot fleets at global scale remains a significant challenge. In this panel, we will hear from leaders at established and emerging robotics companies, industry operators embracing robots for repetitive tasks and global leaders introducing new technologies to drive worldwide adoption of robotics.

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Tom S Wood
Product Specialist, Kollmorgen

Innovators rate Kollmorgen as a top-class motion system manufacturing partner as they design and manufacture a range of products that include servo motors, direct drive & frameless servo motors, stepper motors, drives and amplifiers, gearheads, actuators, and multi-axis motion controls. During this session the speaker will discuss:

  • Key motion applications in robotics and automation systems and review the basic requirements of these applications.
  • Considerations for Holistic Motion Design as an interconnected part of the overall system requirements.

The discussion will include the evaluation of motor and gearbox system performance, feedback, thermal aspects, noise considerations, power utilization, cost, and scalability.

  • Pitfalls to avoid when developing motion systems for Robotics and Automation systems that will shorten project development time and expedite the project to completion.

Attendees will walk away with an:

  • Understanding on the key types of motion applications in robotics and automation.
  • Knowledge of Holistic Motion System Design for Robotics and Automation Applications.
  • Awareness of what pitfalls to avoid when designing frameless motor-based systems.
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Alan Federman
Research Associate, Stanford University

We envision a new generation of interactive robots that can operate safely alongside humans in dynamic crowded environments such as terminals, malls, or campuses. Our work at the Stanford Vision and Learning Lab (SVL) with the custom-designed social mobile robot “JackRabbot” is developing artificial intelligence models that enable robots to perform social navigation while accomplishing helpful tasks. We have used this platform to gather data by operating the robot in crowded public spaces like classroom lobbies, cafeterias and sidewalks around campus. Unlike self-driving cars which operate on public roads, “JackRabbot” and its profuse multi-modal sensing is uniquely capable of collecting this data due to its ability to navigate around people in both indoor and outdoor spaces. We will use this data and make it available to the community as a powerful tool to investigate models that can learn to operate in human environments, including pedestrian detection, tracking and path prediction, together with navigation models that naturally adapt to efficiently interact with pedestrians.

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Tessa Lau
CEO, Dusty Robotics

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Erin Bishop
Director of Business Development, Sense Photonics

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Deborah Theobald
CEO, Vecna Technologies, Inc.

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Kristen Moore
CEO, inVia Robotics

A group of renowned roboticists share their viewpoints on the robotics industry, how it’s evolving, and why talent diversity is essential for creating the products for tomorrow.

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John McElligott
CEO, York Exponential

The most unique feature of Weldbot is the software platform and the HMI interface, it is possible to control multiple robots performing welding operation located in one cell or across various locations in Manufacturing plant using a single HMI interface and a controller. The control system and HMI are designed to integrate different types of welding machines quickly with a robotic arm. This enables to integrate the existing welding solutions in Weldbot without much effort and time. End of Arm Tool is equipped with a teach button to simplify the robot guidance. User needs to set the specific waypoints and the program is automatically generated. Currently supported welding geometries are Straight Line, Circular, Pipe, Stitch, Straight Line Weave and Circular Weave.

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Adam Cantor
Director of Engineering, Robots in Service of the Environment

From global environmental disasters and invasive species, to the pollution of the world’s oceans, humans are playing a significant role in our planet’s future. We live in an era of great technological and scientific development. It is time to bring these tools to the table and make a difference!