Business-to-Business publisher WTWH Media announced that Dawn Tilbury, Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation and Professor at the University of Michigan, will deliver a keynote address at the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo. The Robotics Summit, a multifaceted, international event focused on the design, development, manufacture and delivery of commercial-class robotics systems, takes place June 4-6 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston.
“We are delighted to have Dawn Tilbury deliver a keynote at the Robotics Summit & Expo. Dawn is well known and very respected within the robotics community as a researcher in the fields of control systems and human-machine interfaces at the University of Michigan, as well as for her work to launch the Robotics Institute at UM,” said Dan Kara, conference chairman and Vice President, Robotics at WTWH Media. “She is now applying her research experience at the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Engineering, which provides academic institutions more than 40 percent of US federal grants for fundamental engineering research and supports technology translation and entrepreneurship.”
Tilbury’s keynote, “The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier,” will examine how robots are moving into workplaces. NSF has been funding research in The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier, with a goal of ensuring that the robots of the future are beneficial for both people and jobs. One of NSF’s Ten Big Ideas, the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier will require cross-disciplinary and convergent research, as well as collaborations between universities and industries. Through these collaborations that will define and develop new technologies, we foresee significant progress being made on many important societal challenges.
“The National Science Foundation’s long-term investments in fundamental research have led to robotics that safely partner with people in environments ranging from factories to homes to the deep oceans,” Tilbury notes. “The Robotics Summit & Expo provides an ideal forum for exploring how fundamental research and commercial developments cross-pollinate, as well as how collaboration between universities and industries can deliver new technologies and products that benefit society. I look forward to delivering a keynote sesson at the Robotics Summit, as well as interacting with my engineering and research peers.”
About The Robotics Summit
The Robotics Summit & Expo brings together the brightest minds in robotics from around the world to share their commercial robotics development experiences and expertise. Tracks in the Robotics Summit include Technologies, Tools and Platforms; Design and Development; and Manufacturability, Production and Distribution.
About WTWH Media, LLC
WTWH Media is a business-to-business integrated media company serving engineering, business and investment professionals through 40+ web sites, 5 print publications, along with many other technical and business events. The “WTWH Network” includes The Robot Report, an online technical, business and investment news and information portal focused on robotics and intelligent systems, as well as the Robotics Summit & Showcase.
About the National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.