Robotics in the UK & US (Robot RUKUS) Panel Sessions

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British Consulate General, Boston

One Broadway

7th Floor

Cambridge, MA 02142

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Join the British Consulate General Boston and UK Trade & Investment for panel sessions with UK roboticists and thought leaders from the New England robotics community

The three panel sessions will cover the role of robotics in healthcare, autonomous systems, and defence applications:

8:30 AM: Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 AM: Healthcare Panel
Moderated by Joyce Sidopoulos, Robotics Cluster Manager, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council
Panellists:

• Kaspar Althoefer, Professor, Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) Dept. Of Informatics, King's College London
• Deborah Theobald, Executive Director & Co-founder, Vecna Technologies
• Steve Kelly, President and COO, Myomo

9:40 AM: Short Video Presentation

9:45 AM: Break

10:00 AM: Autonomous Systems Panel
Moderated by Justin Manley, President, Just Innovation
Panellists:

• Professor David Lane, Founder and Director, Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
• Dr. Michael Benjamin, Research Scientist, Center for Ocean Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
• Mads Schmidt, Director, Unmanned Systems, QinetiQ North America
• Sampriti Bhattacharyya, Founder of Hydroswarm

10:45 AM: Break

11:00 AM: Defence and Hazardous Environments Panel
Moderated by Will Knight, Senior Editor for AI at MIT Technology Review
Panellists:

Associate Professor, Sangbae Kim, MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor Michael Gennert, Founding Director, Robotics Engineering Program at WPI
Rita Vazquez-Torres, CEO/Senior Technology Strategist, NewStoneSoup
Dan Deguire, Director of Land Systems, QinetiQ North America

11:45 AM: Closing Remarks

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*Robot RUKUS is designed for thought leaders, professionals, and students in the robotics industry. Space at the events is limited. Please RSVP and we will confirm your registration within 24 hours.


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About Robot RUKUS

The British Consulate General Boston is planning a series of robotics-themed events in 2016 to raise the profile of the UK’s engineering excellence amongst the New England robotics community.

Robot RUKUS was announced to the New England robotics community during a breakfast in February 2016 at the British Consulate with Martin Donnelly, Permanent Secretary for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

Questions, or want to get more involved? E-mail eric.hansson@mobile.ukti.gov.uk.


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Cambridge, MA 02142

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