Xconomy Forum: Robots Remake the Workplace
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM (PDT)
Menlo Park, CA
How are robots changing the way we work and communicate? Who will be the Microsoft of robotics, bringing the technology to every business? What will the robot revolution mean for job growth (or loss)? Join us for an afternoon of demos, discovery, and discussion.
The question today isn't when robots will arrive in our offices, clinics, hospitals, farms, warehouses, and workshops—they already have. For entrepreneurs, the real opportunity now is to create robots so powerful, reliable, and affordable that every business will want one, or many. The last time hardware and software makers faced a similar market opening was in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as personal computers began to appear on every desktop. The business potential of robotics could be just as great.
For this special half-day event during National Robotics Week, we've sought out the founders and CEOs inventing real business models for the next phase of the robotics revolution—in manufacturing, health, schools, offices, energy, the home, and more—and the venture capitalists betting on their power to improve productivity and our quality of life. Meet them all at SRI International on April 11!
Keynote and Featured Speakers:
Rodney Brooks, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Rethink Robotics
Colin Angle, Co-founder and CEO, iRobot
Yulun Wang, Chairman and CEO, InTouch Health
Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Chris Anderson, CEO, 3D Robotics; former Editor-in-Chief, Wired
Aldo Zini, President and CEO, Aethon
Curt Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International
Ajay Agarwal, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
Wasiq Bokhari, Founder and CEO, Qbotix
David Cann, Founder, Double Robotics
Aaron Edsinger, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Redwood Robotics
John Kawola, CEO, Harvest Automation
Rich Mahoney, Director of Robotics, SRI International
Jim McCollum, CEO, Restoration Robotics
Keller Rinaudo, Founder and CEO, Romotive
Marcus Rosenthal, CEO, Revolve Robotics
Ian Sherman, Head of Development, Bot & Dolly
Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University
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Registration & Networking: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
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Silicon Valley Bank • SRI International • Turnstone
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ARCH Venture Partners • Avalon Ventures
Psilos Group • Polaris Venture Partners
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