Japan has been traditionally the world’s dominant innovator in robotics and its application in many critical industries. However, in the past decade, the U.S. has drastically elevated its presence in this technologically demanding field. Given the rise of the US in robotics, intriguing and important questions arise: Can Japan maintain its preeminent position? What can Japan learn from the U.S, and vice versa? What effects could the following conditions have on the innovative leap by the U.S.: legacy software sector, the rise of robotic startups in Silicon Valley, and collaboration among academia, industry and military? Undoubtedly significant new waves are emerging in this field. Now is the time to reset our views of the future of robotics.
Brian Gerkey – CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation
James Kuffner – Research Scientist, Google Research & CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) Robotics Institute
Yasuhiro Ota – Manager, Partner Robot/ Advanced Engineering Group,
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Norri Kageki (panelist / moderator) – Publisher, GetRobo
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Registration/Networking: 5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
Program: 6:30 P.M. – 8:15 P.M.
Networking: 8:15 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
$15: Early Bird Discount for first 30 registrations by Saturday, October 20 (11:00 pm)
Please take advantage of early bird discount. Quantity is limited so act fast! We sold out at our last forum so register now!
$20: Regular Registration by Saturday, November 3 (11:00 pm)
$35: Late Registration by Tuesday, November 6 (12:00 noon)
$50: Walk-ins (Seats are limited and may not be available)
Food, including sushi and beverages, will be served.
For more information, including panelist bio,
please visit http://www.keizai.org
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You may park in the free JCC parking lot on the first floor. Please enter through Fabian Way.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, you may transfer your ticket, however, please update your registeration information (see below) or contact us prior to the day before the event so we can update the name tag.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes, login to Eventbrite web site to update your information, including the attendee name.
What is the refund policy?
Early Bird Discount ticket is non-refundable. Refund request for regular and Late Registration must be submitted one day prior to the event.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Tickets are transferrable (see above). We prefer to print the correct name/company info on the name tag, however, we accept walk-up substitutions.
When & Where
Keizai Society (http://keizai.org) is a Silicon Valley based business and professional networking organization. One of its primary purposes is to provide a venue of programs that showcase specialists with expertise on issues critical to the success of entrepreneurs and companies doing business with Japan and the U.S. Founded in 1990 in San Francisco, Keizai Society¹s audience includes people from the worlds of business, academia and politics in the Bay Area and elsewhere. Keizai Society enables broad yet intimate networking among its audience members. In addition to establishing a sense of collegiality, networking provides opportunities to exchange information, share advice, offer inspiration, and expand business possibilities. Among other benefits, Keizai Society participants report that they often receive business referrals and ideas how to expand and enrich their businesses.