San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Robotics is poised for rapid and dramatic growth in the coming decade as technical advances, the growing availability of talented and highly-trained roboticists, and falling hardware costs combine to render many real-world applications, involving ever more complex systems, feasible.
Robotics is also an unusual field in that its progress depends directly on sustained technology and skill transfer between academia and industry, and between different industry sectors. The northeast is dense with world-leading universities, cutting edge robotics research laboratories, and robotics companies - yet there are very few events where roboticists from all of these institutions can mix freely and forge productive local collaborations.
The Northeast Robotics Colloquium aims to bring together all of the many varieties of robotics practitioners in the northeastern United States, in an event that is simultaneously a research meeting, a networking and job-fair event, and a showcase for established and up-and-coming robot companies. Ultimately, we hope to promote the kind of healthy and well-connected robotics community that will be essential in fueling the field's rapid growth in the coming decade.