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RoboBusiness will take place October 18-19 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Founded in 2004, RoboBusiness is the world’s premier robotics business development event. It provides the global robotics industry with a valuable opportunity to network, share best practices and uncover new opportunities to drive robotics innovation forward.
RoboBusiness keynote speakers include:
The State of Humanoid Robots
Step into the future as this keynote panel explores the remarkable advancements and current landscape of humanoids. Humanoids have historically been relegated to robotics research labs to help push the boundaries of legged locomotion and control systems. However, the tides are changing, and this panel will explore the technological breakthroughs that are propelling humanoids into the real world. Gain firsthand insights into the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead and discover which industries are poised to be early adopters of these remarkable creations.
– Jonathan Hurst, Co-Founder & Chief Robot Officer, Agility Robotics
– Jeff Cardenas, Co-Founder & CEO, Apptronik
– Geordie Rose, Co-Founder & CEO, Sanctuary
Robotics Are Helping to Feed the World
Speaker: Sarah Schinckel, Director of Emerging Technologies, John Deere
Farmers are up against a monumental challenge: feeding a growing population with less available land, labor, and resources. The world’s population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, increasing the global food demand by 50%. However, overall employment of agricultural workers is only projected to grow by 1% by 2029, slower than average for all occupations. Advanced robotics are essential to helping farmers upskill limited labor and perform precise tasks at scale. Robotics are also the key to bringing autonomy and automation to the farm. Today, farmers use highly-automated machines to prepare the soil, plant, spray, and harvest. With continued robotic innovation, farmers can perform tasks faster and with fewer resources to provide the food, fuel, and fiber our world needs. This presentation will explore the value robotics bring to the farm and what other industries can learn from its purposeful use case in agriculture.
Generative AI’s Impact on Robotics
Generative AI is revolutionizing the software industry, but how can this breakthrough be applied to robotics? This keynote panel of robotics industry leaders will discuss the applications of Large Language Models (LLMs) and text generation applications to robotics. It will also explore fundamental ways generative AI can be applied to robotics design, model training, simulation, control algorithms and product commercialization.
– Amit Goel, Director of Product Management, NVIDIA
– Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley
– Ted Larson, CEO, OLogic
– Jeff Linnell, Founder & CEO, Formant
– Pras Velegapudi, VP of Innovation, Agility Robotics
How Intuitive Is Creating Distance From Competitors
Speaker: Dave Rosa, President, Intuitive
Surgical robotics pioneer Intuitive is outpacing competitors in the industry by doubling down on its multi-port Da Vinci Robot while also introducing new robotics technologies to combat deadly diseases. In this interview, we’ll hear how the company is building engineering and sales teams to bring its systems to more hospitals in the US and abroad.
Beyond the keynotes and conference agenda, RoboBusiness will provide attendees with more than 100 exhibitors and demos on the expo floor, networking receptions and more. You can check out the current list of speakers, to which more will be added, here.
The Pitchfire Startup Competition will again be held at RoboBusiness. During the competition, five robotics startups deliver five-minute pitches to compete for a $5,000 first-place prize and invaluable feedback from industry investors.
RoboBusiness will be co-located with the Field Robotics Engineering Forum, a two-track conference designed to educate engineers, business professionals and others about how to successfully develop and deploy the next generation of field robots for operation in wide-ranging, outdoor, dynamic environments.
Also co-located with RoboBusiness is DeviceTalks West, the premier industry event for medical technology professionals, currently in its ninth year. Both events attract engineering and business professionals from a broad range of healthcare and medical technology backgrounds.
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