Call for Presentations: Robo Design & Engineering Forum

The 2018 Call for Presentations for the Robo Design & Engineering Forum at RoboBusiness is now open! 

The new Robo Design & Engineering Forum at RoboBusiness sessions will provide engineers with the latest technical information they need to be competitive in this fast-growing industry. The Robo Design & Engineering Forum tracks will teach the newest technology and robotic design techniques through seminars, classes, hands-on training and labs.

RoboBusiness 2018 will take place on September 26-27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. 

By presenting, you will interact with the robotics industry and be recognized as a thought leader in your field.


Submit Your Proposal Here

Please read below for submission criteria.

The new Robo Design & Engineering Forum at RoboBusiness sessions will provide engineers with the latest technical information they need to be competitive in this fast-growing industry. The Robo Design & Engineering tracks will teach the newest technology and robotic design techniques through seminars, classes, hands-on training and labs. Content and speakers will come from public and private research firms, educational institutions, and private industry. The audience will consist of:

  • Engineering Managers
  • Mechatronic Engineers
  • Electrical Engineers
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • Engineering Students

Speaker Benefits

All speakers are provided with complimentary full registration to the RoboBusiness Conference and exhibit hall.

Financial Support

Unfortunately, the conference program cannot subsidize the expenses of all its speakers. Travel, hotel, and per diem expenses are the speaker's responsilbility.

Marketing/Presentation Materials

In order to effectively market the RoboBusiness program, RoboBusiness requires that all speakers submit their biography, headshot and presentation summary to the Conference Director by the specified deadlines. RoboBusiness reserves the right to edit content for consistency and style. RoboBusiness must be contacted in the event of a change or substitution as soon as possible. All changes and/or substitutions must be approved by RoboBusiness.

If you are using a PowerPoint presentation it must be in 16:9 format and are required to use the standard RoboBusiness PowerPoint template should you be selected. If you are selected, we require that you provide your own laptop. Projector with HDMI and VGA inputs will be available.

RoboBusiness organizers may also contact you to schedule an interview about your session. Agreeing to speak at RoboBusiness also means you agree to respond to a brief series of interview questions prior to the event for marketing purposes.

Additional Items to Note:

  • Presentation submissions must be complete at time of submission. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.
  • Should your presentation include a panel discussion, your submission must demonstrate that there is sufficient time for discussion and interaction with fellow panelists and an audience Q&A.
    • Panel discussions are not a time for show and tell, rather a time to discuss emerging technologies, trends, lessons learned, challenges faced, and how they can be addressed.
    • Preference will be given to panel discussions that include mulitple institutions and diverse prespectives.
  • RoboBusiness reserves the right to recommend a different session format, combine sessions, and reschedule sessions based on availability and need. Sessions can not be changed once they are scheduled. In addition, at this time we can not accomodate requests for specific times or dates.


If selected to speak, you must commit to present without bias towards any one company or product (RoboBusiness does not allow sales pitches within the conference program. If you would like to discuss other avenues to promote your products or services at RoboBusiness, please contact Ron Trznadel at or 508-663-1500 x331.
  • Grossly promotional sessions are not only disappointing to attendees, but also they negatively affect your brand. Vendors who present highly regarded sessions are often invited to return. Self-promoting vendors are not.

Submission descriptions are limited to 200 words. Submissions with less than 50 words will not be considered. Within your description please outline if the presentation will focus on adoption, implementation, measurement, performance, and/or ROI. Each submission must include 3 learning objectives

All submissions must include:

  • Name
  • Job Title
  • Company
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Speaker Bio
  • Session Title
  • Session Description
  • Learning Objectives
  • Who the Target Audience is
  • If Additional AV or Materials May Be Needed

Bio’s should be no more than 150 words and written in the third person.

Sessions that include participants from end-user organizations will receive a strong preference.

If your submission is accepted you will receive a complimentary pass to the event and will have an opportunity to share your knowledge with fellow industry peers.

Topics for the 2018 Robo Design & Engineering Forum could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Industry Applications

  • Industry 4.0 communications with robotic systems in manufacturing
  • Structures, mechanisms, and applications of micro and nano-systems
  • Control system modeling and simulation techniques and methodologies
  • AI, intelligent control, neuro-control, fuzzy control and their applications
  • Industrial automation, process control, manufacturing process and automation
  • Intelligent control systems and optimization

Artifical Intelligence

  • Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance and Optimization
  • The Convergence of AI, Robotics, and Industry 4.0
  • How AI is Making Robots Smarter
  • Smart Manufacturing & Robotics
  • AI in the Enterprise
  • Strategies for Implementation and ROI
  • How to Achieve "The Right Level" of Automation
  • New Production Capabilities With Machine Learning

Machine Vision

  • Vision Sensing
  • Machine Vision Applications
  • Vision and Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Surveillance


  • Teleoperation, Telerobotics, Haptics
  • Biomedical Assistants
  • Life Science and Engineering
  • Prosthetics

Robot Components - the Ecosystem

  • Hardware and Software Security
  • Embedded Operating Systems
  • Computing and Processing MCUs, ICs
  • Dedicated Robotic Operating Systems
  • Robotic Programming Languages
  • Control Systems
  • Signal Processing and Analysis
  • Power Modules
  • Motor Drives
  • Sensor design, multi-sensor data fusion algorithms and wireless sensor networks
  • Benchmarking Drives for Precisio Apps
  • Selecting Actuators for different functions
  • Component integration: Brakes, Gears, Drivers, etc.

Presentations were succinct and panel discussions were focused. A lot of good information was exchanged