This full day industry forum is a showcase of successful robotics and AI based businesses from across the globe, including the introduction of new robotics technologies, the Abacus and Inception Drives and a discussion on the acceleration of innovation in established industries, emerging startups and regional clusters/roadmaps.
We also hear the perspective of seasoned robotics investors, with a VC panel, a fireside chat with Rodney Brooks and live pitches from the top 10 startups in the Robot Launch Startup Competition.
Morning Session – Industry Innovation Around the World
10.00 Industry Forum: Industry Breakthroughs Keynote:
- Alexander Kernbaum, Principal Engineer at SRI International, inventor of the Abacus and Inception Drive.
11.00 Morning Tea
11.30 Industry Forum: Innovation in Industry Panel:
- Sean Salter, Woodside
- Trevor Fitzgibbens, Kalmar
- Christopher Parlitz, Bosch Start-Up Gmbh
- Mike Pivac, Fastbrick
12.15 Industry Forum: Impact of Industry Clusters:
- Sue Keay, COO ACRV
- Francesco Ferro, Board EURobotics & CEO Pal Robotics
- Henrik Christensen, Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair of Robot Systems at UC San Diego
- Joost Nilhoff, Odense RoboCluster
Afternoon Session – Going From Zero to One
14.00 Industry Forum: Successful Robotics Startups:
- Alex Brooks, Marathon Targets
- Melonee Wise, Fetch Robotics
- Mikell Taylor, VEO Robotics
- Daniel Pizzato, Modbot
- Marco Hutter, Board AnyBotics
- Marita Cheng, Aubots
- Santiago Velasquez, Eyesight
- Paul Ekas, Sake Robotics
15.00 Afternoon Tea
15.30 Industry Forum: Investing in Robotics:
- Yotam Rosenbaum, QUT bluebox
- Martin Duursma, Main Sequence Ventures
- Chris Moehle, The Robotics Hub
- Juliana Lim, SGInnovate
16.15 Industry Forum Fireside Chat:
- Rodney Brooks, CEO of Rethink Robotics, serial entrepreneur, inventor and robotics investor.
17.00 Main Stage: Robot Launch Startup Pitch Competition
Short pitches from the top 10 startups from the ICRA 2018 Robot Launch Startup Competition, with prizes from QUT bluebox, Silicon Valley Robotics and The Robotics Hub.
Industry Forum Co-Chairs:
- Ivan Storr
- Roland Siegwart
- Andra Keay
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