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Xconomy Forum: The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond


Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

Menlo Park, CA

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Xconomy Forum: The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond

Will robotics be the next big business in Silicon Valley?
Join us for an afternoon of learning, discovery, and discussion.

Robots are inhabiting our homes, helping in operating rooms and hospitals, and taking to our highways, skies, oceans, farms, and battlefields. Futurist Paul Saffo thinks they could eventually transform our economy. But what role will Silicon Valley companies play in this emerging future? When it comes to robotics R&D, the Bay Area has long played second (or third) fiddle to clusters of robotics innovation around Boston and Pittsburgh.

At The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond, a special half-day event hosted by SRI International, we'll celebrate the impressive and growing accomplishments of the leading robotics companies and laboratories around Silicon Valley and get a close-up look at some of the droids that could change our lives. We'll also assemble some of the smartest robotics entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors from inside and outside Silicon Valley to explore strategies for strengthening the local robotics industry.

Confirmed speakers:
Helen Greiner, Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works
Mick Mountz
, CEO, Kiva Systems (acquired by Amazon)
Rich Mahoney
, Director of Robotics, SRI International
Curt Carlson,
President and CEO, SRI International

Steve Cousins, CEO, Willow Garage
John Dulchinos, President and CEO, Adept Technology
Charlie Duncheon, Founder and CEO, Grabit
Aaron Edsinger
, Co-founder, Meka Robotics

Brian Gerkey, Director of Open Source Development, Willow Garage
James Gosling, Chief Software Architect, Liquid Robotics
Yoky Matsuoka, Vice President of Technology, Nest; former director, University of Washington Neurorobotics Laboratory
Tiffany Montague, Manager, Google Space Initiatives


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Registration & Networking: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 - 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Silicon Valley Bank

Alexandria Real Estate Equities • Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Fenwick & WestIDA IrelandKauffman Foundation
Latham & WatkinsSilicon Valley BankSRI International

ARCH Venture Partners • Avalon Ventures • Polaris Venture Partners




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SRI International
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3493

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM (PDT)

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