Past Event

Robotics, Drones and Sensor Tech Innovation

October 5, 2017
MIT Campus
Robotics, Drones and Sensor Tech Innovation

Location

MIT/ILP
1 Main Street
12th floor
Cambridge, MA 02142

Overview

Robotics, Drones and Sensor Tech Innovation is a half-day event covering emerging technologies at the intersection of robotics, drones and sensors. Key themes we will cover include, but are not limited to: drone miniaturization, advanced manufacturing, touch for robotics (“the last mile”), drone applications (logistics, agriculture), collision avoidance / landscape sensing technologies, etc.

What are the killers app for robotics, drones and sensors?  Which industries are ripe for transformation, for disruption? How will robots and humans work together to create the most value?  What role will AI play in creating autonomous robots?  What about government regulation of drones and robotics?  What are the unexplored areas/territories when it comes to robotics, drones and sensors?  Where might we have the biggest positive impact for the world? 

  • Overview

    Robotics, Drones and Sensor Tech Innovation is a half-day event covering emerging technologies at the intersection of robotics, drones and sensors. Key themes we will cover include, but are not limited to: drone miniaturization, advanced manufacturing, touch for robotics (“the last mile”), drone applications (logistics, agriculture), collision avoidance / landscape sensing technologies, etc.

    What are the killers app for robotics, drones and sensors?  Which industries are ripe for transformation, for disruption? How will robots and humans work together to create the most value?  What role will AI play in creating autonomous robots?  What about government regulation of drones and robotics?  What are the unexplored areas/territories when it comes to robotics, drones and sensors?  Where might we have the biggest positive impact for the world? 


Agenda

8:30
Coffee and registration

 

8:55
Welcome
Karl Koster

Executive Director, MIT Corporate Relations

9:00
Trond Undheim

Project Director, MIT Startup Exchange

9:10
Startup Lightning Talks
David Mindell

CEO & Co-Founder, Humatics

Mike Baier

Hardware Engineering Director, Vecna

Feng Tan

CEO & Co-Founder, Woobo

Sampriti Bhattacharyya

Founder, Hydroswarm

Rory MacKean
Lael Odhner

Co-Founder, Righthand Robotics

Douglas Robinow

CEO, GeoScout

Maha Haji

Co-Founder & Designer, Flight Infinity

 


 

9:45
Networking Break

 


 

10:00
10:15
Industry View: A call to automate the automation
Thomas Fuhlbrigge

Global Program Manager, Next Generation Robotics, ABB

10:45
Panel Discussion
Moderator
Trond Undheim
  • What are the killers app for robotics, drones and sensors?  

  • Which industries are ripe for transformation, for disruption?

  • How will robots and humans work together to create the most value?  

  • What role will AI play in creating autonomous robots?  

  • What about government regulation of drones and robotics?  

  • What are the unexplored areas/territories when it comes to robotics, drones and sensors?  

  • Where might we have the biggest positive impact for the world?

PANELISTS
Sangbae Kim

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering,

Biomimetic Robotics Lab, MIT

Grant Allen

Managing Director and Head of Ventures, ABB Technology Ventures

Alexander Zak

Director Corporate R&D, Magna International

Sampriti Bhattacharyya

Founder, Hydroswarm

Tom Ryden

Executive Director, MassRobotics

Maha Haji
Co-Founder & Designer, Flight Infinity

 


 

12:00
Networking

 


 

12:45
Adjournment

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