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Anthony Jules, co-founder and CEO of Robust.AI, will deliver the opening keynote at RoboBusiness, which takes place Oct. 19-20 in Santa Clara, Calif. Jules’ keynote, called “Designing the Robot Future We Want to Live In” runs from 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM on Oct. 19.
Robotics and AI have entered a new golden age of capability and possibility. We have perception systems that were only dreamed of a decade ago, while the cost of building useful machines continues to fall. At the same time, the world’s machines are increasingly connected and able to work in concert. These changes and others form the bedrock for an evolution in robotics, where individual systems give way to fleets of machines that are incredibly capable, especially when it comes to working with people.
In this farsighted keynote presentation, Jules will explain the significant business opportunities available for those willing to take the hard road of intentionally designing and developing systems for the positive future we all want to live in – one that enables people to work in true collaboration with machines.
Today, many machines operate in locations completely devoid of people. Going forward, however, most work will be undertaken by individuals supported by automation or accomplished by increasingly intelligent systems working in true collaboration with people. These machines will operate next to us and share space with us, and by necessity, they will affect our work experiences and well-being. Therefore, our intention must be to make that collaborative work experience a positive one. If we take a purely functional approach to solving tasks using robotics and automation, the work experience will be negative rather than positive.
Jules co-founded Robust.AI in 2019 alongside Mohamed Amer, Rodney Brook and Henrik Christensen. Robust.AI is pioneering a vision of collaborative mobility in robotics and recently unveiled its autonomous mobile robot software suite called Grace. He is a 30-year technology veteran with expertise in robotics, AI, machine learning and business transformation, his exceptional track record as a technology leader is based on his belief that complex problems like robotics require multidimensional and multidisciplinary solutions that are human-centered by design.
Prior to joining Robust.AI, Jules led a number of high-performance multidisciplinary teams building robotics products at Google. As part of Google Robotics and X, he was head of product and program management for the Everyday Robot project. Jules joined Google through its acquisition of Redwood Robotics in 2013, at which he was COO and VP of product. Earlier in his career, Jules was part of the founding team of Sapient Corporation, where he held leadership roles in software project delivery, client management and people strategy. He holds a BS and MS in Computer Science from MIT.
The other RoboBusiness keynotes include:
- Allison Thackston, senior technical lead and manager, roboticist, Waymo
- Sally Miller, CIO, North America, DHL Supply Chain
- Jonathan Hurst & Damion Shelton, Co-founders, Agility Robotics
- Keynote panel on investments with Karthee Madasamy, founder and managing partner of Mobile Foundation Ventures, Sherwin Prior, director of Amazon’s Industrial Innovation Fund, Fady Saad, founder and general partner of Cybernetix Ventures, Martyna Waliszewska, Investment Manager, Invest in Odense
RoboBusiness will feature 100-plus exhibitors, 50-plus speakers, a MassRobotics Career Fair and Startup Workshop, the Pitchfire Startup Competition, networking receptions and much more. Full conference passes are $795, while expo-only passes are just $75. Academic discounts are available and academic full conference rates are $295. Register today.
RoboBusiness will be co-located with the Field Robotics Engineering Forum, an international conference and exposition designed to provide engineers, engineering management, business professionals and others with information about how to successfully develop and safely deploy the next generation of field robotics systems for operation in wide-ranging, outdoor, dynamic environments. You can check out the current list of speakers, to which more will be added, here.
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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