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The Robotics Summit & Expo, produced by The Robot Report, has announced the keynote lineup for the May 10-11 event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The Robotics Summit is the world’s leading event focused on the design and development of commercial robots.
Click here to see the Robotics Summit speaker lineup. Registration for the Robotics Summit is also open. Register by March 9 to take advantage of the early bird price of $395 for full-conference passes. Academic registration is $295 and expo-only passes are just $75. Discounted group rates are available. Email [email protected] for more information.
You can also check out the agenda here and the expo floor here.
Robotics Summit & Expo Keynotes
Idea to Reality: Commercializing Robotics Technologies
Howie Choset, Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
May 10: 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Turning a technology developed inside a lab into a successful robotics company is no easy task. Howie Choset has done this several times with companies such as Medrobotics (surgical robots), Hebi Robotics (modular robots) and Bito Robotics (robot software). Choset will share insights about the robotics startups he founded and best practices for taking technological innovation from an idea to reality.
Future of Open-Source Robotics Development
Wendy Tan White, CEO, Intrinsic
May 10: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
This conversation with Intrinsic CEO Wendy Tan White will discuss the company’s ongoing efforts to make industrial robotics more accessible and usable for millions more businesses, entrepreneurs and developers. Tan White will also discuss the recent acquisition of the Open Source Robotics Corporation and what it means going forward.
Scalable AI Solutions for Driverless Vehicles
Laura Major, CTO, Motional
May 10: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Laura Major will discuss Motional’s approach to developing SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles (AVs) that can safely navigate complex road scenarios. As part of the discussion, Laura will cover the core challenges of AVs, deep learning advancements, and Motional’s innovative Machine Learning-first solutions.
The Next Decade in Robotics
Marc Raibert, Executive Director, The AI Institute
May 11: 9 AM – 9:45 AM
This fireside chat with Marc Raibert will discuss opportunities for the robotics industry and the most important and difficult challenges facing the creation of advanced robots. It will also describe how the new Boston Dynamics AI Institute is pushing the limits of technological innovation to solve these challenges.
The Future of Surgical Robotics
Martin Buehler, Global Head of Robotics R&D, Johnson & Johnson MedTech
May 11: 10 AM – 10:45 AM
Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, gives an inside look at the end-to-end development of its Monarch and Ottava robotics platforms, as well as strategy and innovation cadence across surgical robotics for MedTech.
Developing Robots for Final Frontiers
Nicolaus Radford, Founder & CEO, Nauticus Robotics
May 11: 4 PM – 4:45 PM
Space is commonly referred to as the “final frontier.” But Nicolaus Radford and the team at Nauticus Robotics believe the world’s oceans are of the utmost near-term priority (and largely unexplored) final frontier. Founded by former NASA engineers, Nauticus is leading the way by developing novel ocean robotic platforms for unprecedented ways of working in and exploring the aquatic domain, while challenging the less-than-desirable and archaic paradigm of the legacy industry. The company’s vision is to become the most impactful ocean robotics company and to disrupt the current ocean services paradigm through the integration of autonomous robotic technologies. The deep sea is vast, full of potential, and yet remains largely as uncharted as space itself – and Nauticus is at the forefront of unlocking its possibilities.
This keynote will chart Radford’s journey from developing humanoid robotics for space and leveraging that experience to form Nauticus and its revolutionary ocean robotics portfolio. His work at NASA heavily influenced the advancements at Nauticus as the company develops robots capable of aiding in national security, repairing oil pipelines, and inspecting windfarms — all while significantly reducing emissions and hazards to human counterparts. During his keynote, Radford will provide insights about both environments, discuss the business and technology of Nauticus’ current work and explain his vision for the future of ocean technology and robotics.
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