Robotics clusters act as facilitators and accelerators for robotics innovation, new business formation, job creation and regional wealth generation. This panel features representatives from leading robotics clusters will describe how clusters support robotics companies and robotics communities, and by extension, career opportunities. Topics covered in the panel will include:
• Cluster as innovation engines
• Clusters as startup facilitators
• Partnering with robotics clusters
• Conclusions and recommendations
We have seen a huge leap in the capabilities of Generative AI algorithms as demonstrated through ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and other algorithms. We expect that Generative AI will have a large impact on robotic reasoning, visual understanding, and physical execution abilities. In this talk, we will review the latest trends, research, and impact of Generative AI on robotics, and we will also describe how GenAI is being leveraged for robotics tasks.
Fundraising for robotics companies more challenging compared to other sectors and technologies. This panel will bring together investors and roboticists to discuss the challenges and opportunities of raising money for your robotics company. This panel will discuss the current state of robotics investments, how things have changed and what to expect in the future.
Edge-AI and robotics technologies are now mainstream in industrial software. But the approach to building them has not changed since its early niche days. Surveys show industrial AI and robotics solutions carry up to 35% of non-IP software, increasing software costs and time to market.
Demand for industrial automation is growing, so the industry must address the challenge of time to market and costs. The previous method of a build-it-all approach is no longer a scalable path. To attain mainstream solution adoption, we must rethink the approach to software development that reduces costs, increases reuse, and frees engineers to focus on customer needs.
The industry needs to identify areas of the software stack that are common and non-IP and transition those to a collaborative approach where capabilities are shared. The speaker will share several use cases where organizations using a collaborative approach got products to market faster. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into navigating these challenges through a collaborative development approach.
From precision assembly to pick and place manufacturing is filled with applications that combine vision, adaptability to changing conditions and nuanced decision-making. One alternative to expensive custom programming is training and deploying intelligent agents. Come learn about a framework for designing and building intelligent autonomous agents and see simulated demonstrations and real use cases for intelligent agents in industrial applications.
Mobile manipulation faces the challenge of market readiness and costly in-house production of AMRs, robot arms and software for end users. Startups like IAM Robotics and other major companies have shifted their focus towards readily available, market-ready robotics use cases that offer the quickest returns on investment.
This talk will assess the current state of Autonomous Mobile Manipulation (AMM), emphasizing the identification of effective strategies for enabling fully autonomous navigation, missions, and arm manipulation. Combining AMRs and perception-driven autonomous manipulation is the Holy Grail, creating a versatile robotics platform for countless applications.