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Will you be able to build your next robot at home from parts made on a 3D printer? Will a DARPA contest give birth to a new generation of humanoid rescue or helper robots? And when did Google become a robotics company, anyway?
Robots have always excelled at dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs like building cars, finding nuclear-reactor leaks, or exploring the oceans and planets, but now they're turning up in all sorts of new and surprising places, and being groomed to work right alongside humans. They're driving on our highways, moving medical supplies, connecting remote workplaces, and even teaching our children. If the next big frontier for robots is the home, the hospital, or the classroom, what does that mean for the businesses buying robots, the people working with them, and the inventors building them? At Xconomy's third annual robotics forum—hosted by SRI International during National Robotics Week—we'll grapple with the social, economic, and entrepreneurial questions arising as the robotics revolution hits home.
Helen Greiner, Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works
Scott Hassan, CEO, Suitable Technologies
Jason Calaiaro, Lead Engineer, Matternet
Curt Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International
Ryan Gariepy, Co-founder and CTO, Clearpath Robotics
Brian Gerkey, CEO, Open Source Robotics Foundation
James Gosling, Chief Software Architect, Liquid Robotics
Vikas Gupta, Founder and CEO, Play-i
Peter Hebert, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Lux Capital
William Li, Chairman and CEO, Knightscope
Rich Mahoney, Director of the Robotics Program, SRI International
David Mindell, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of the History of Technology, MIT
Paolo Pirjanian, CTO, iRobot
Graham Ryland, Co-founder and President, Barobo (Linkbot)
Aydin Senkut, Founder and Managing Director, Felicis Ventures
Aubrey Shick, Founder and CEO, Origami Robotics
Frank Tobe, Editor, The Robot Report; Co-founder, Robo-stox
Melonee Wise, Co-founder and CEO, Unbounded Robotics
Devdutt Yellurkar, Partner, Charles River Ventures
John Markoff, Senior Writer, The New York Times
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Program: 1:00 - 5:40 pm
Networking reception: 5:40 - 6:30 pm
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