Business-to-business publisher WTWH Media announced that registration is now open for the Robotics Summit & Expo, the international event focused on the design, development, manufacture, and delivery of commercial-class robotics systems. The 2019 Robotics Summit takes place on June 5 and 6 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. It will be co-located with WTWH Media’s DeviceTalks Boston event.
“The success of the inaugural Robotics Summit & Expo clearly demonstrated the need for a world-class, focused, technical conference specifically designed for those developing the next-generation commercial-class robotics systems,” said Dan Kara, VP of Robotics at WTWH Media. “With this announcement, we invite the brightest minds in robotics from around the world to come together in one place, at one time, to share their knowledge, experience, and insights with the goal of driving robotics development and innovation forward.”
2019 Robotics Summit keynotes
The keynotes at the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo will focus on how developers are making robots smarter and more connected than ever with technologies such as artificial intelligence, the cloud, and 5G. The speakers will explain how they will affect industry and the nature of work itself. The thought leaders who will be speaking include the following:
- Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of autonomous machines at NVIDIA
- Roger Barga, general manager for AWS Robotics and Autonomous Services at Amazon Web Services
- Cyra Richardson, general manager at Microsoft
- Lou Amadio, principal software architect at Microsoft
- Dawn Tilbury, head of the directorate for engineering at the National Science Foundation and a professor at the University of Michigan
- Henrik Christensen, Qualcomm Chancellor’s Chair in Robot Systems and director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at the University of California, San Diego
- Dev Singh, director of business development at Qualcomm Technologies
Check out additional Robotics Summit speakers here.
Attendees can gain in-depth knowledge from sessions in four tracks:
- Technologies, Tools, and Platforms: This will examine the enabling or core technologies of robotics. From sensors and cognition to mobility and manipulation, the panelists in this track will discuss capabilities that cut across uses cases,
- Design and Development: Advanced automation doesn’t arise spontaneously; instead, developers need the best tools for the task, such as simulation software, the Robot Operating System, and various software development kits.
- Manufacturability, Production, and Distribution: It’s one thing to build functioning robot prototype, but it’s another to create commercially viable systems. This track covers design and manufacturing services, markets where demand is highest, and methods of selling and providing robots.
- Bonus track: This covers topics such as robotics clusters around the world and protecting intellectual property.
Attendees listen to the opening keynote at Robotics Summit 2018 from Agility Robotics’ Damion Shelton.
Both new and returning visitors to the 2019 Robotics Summit will have opportunities to network, participate in pre-conference events and evening receptions, and meet the expert speakers and panelists. Examples include Andra Keay, managing director at Silicon Valley Robotics; Russell Toris, director of robotics at Fetch Robotics; and Di Lee, robotics product designer at Brain Corp.
More speakers and the finalized agenda will be announced very soon.
See the latest technology
The 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo will have more than 60 exhibitors from around the world. Cutting-edge robotics startups, key component makers, collaborative organizations, and successful vendors will be available to share their products, services, and insights.
Harmonic Drive, Universal Robots, and Energid are among the leading companies that attendees can meet on the expo floor.
Register now for the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo in Boston. Early bird, full-conference registration is available for $495 through March 29. Academic registration is $295, and expo-only passes are only $50.
About WTWH Media LLC
WTWH Media is a business-to-business integrated media company serving engineering, business and investment professionals through 40+ Web sites and five print publications, as well as many technical and business events such as the 2019 Robotics Summit & Expo and DeviceTalks Boston. The WTWH network includes The Robot Report, an online technical, business, and investment news and information portal focused on robotics and intelligent systems.