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Opening Keynote Panel: Tech Disruptors Transforming the Robotics Revolution

Lori Jordan  (Former Director, Corporate Business Development AI & ML, Microsoft)

David Noonan  (Director of Systems, Algorithms and Robotics, Auris)

Hari Nayar  (Principal Technologist & Supervisor of Robotic Surface Mobility Group, Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Brian Schmitz  (Senior Director, Surgical Robotics R&D, Stryker)

Location: 210A/B

Date: Tuesday, February 11

Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Vault Recording: TBD

Robots are at the forefront of innovation in the last decade, leading us to the cusp of a new technological shift: The Robotics Revolution. Robotics exploits a fusion of the mechanical and electrical systems with new methods of computation and intelligence that will have a profound effect on businesses throughout many industries. What will the so-called revolution deliver? Join an expert-led panel as they talk about the future of robotics and how innovation, led by the advanced manufacturing community, will lead to robots with superior perception, integrability, adaptability, and mobility.

Topics covered include:
  • Next-gen human-robot interfaces, and developments for surgical and smart manufacturing applications
  • Top trends in mobility, manipulation and programming using advanced sensors
  • Funding sources, from government and academia, to industry-led coalitions and private investment
  • Trends in design of both system architectures that support operating processes, to critical design elements important for new product development