Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West
The robotics industry is at an inflection point. Self-driving cars, automated warehouses, and drone delivery systems are on the horizon. Commercial robots have become more capable and accessible, thanks to cheaper and more powerful sensors and computers, open-source software and hardware, and advances in 3D printing and connected devices. While giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have made big strides, a newer generation of robot startups and investors has emerged to solve problems in fields like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, and education.
What are the real problems that robots can solve in these markets? How are startups and big companies thinking about the opportunities? And where will the U.S. and Silicon Valley rank in the global competition for commercial robotics? At Xconomy’s fourth annual robotics event at SRI International, top leaders in technology and business from the Bay Area and beyond will tackle these questions, and many more.
Jim McCollum, President and CEO, Restoration Robotics
Alastair Bathgate, Co-founder and CEO, Blue Prism
David Bruemmer, Co-founder and CEO, 5D Robotics
David Cann, Co-founder and CEO, Double Robotics
Steve Cousins, Founder and CEO, Savioke
Roger Hine, Co-founder and CTO, Liquid Robotics
John Hsu, Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Open Source Robotics Foundation
Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
Ryan Kuder, Managing Director, Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator (Powered by Techstars)
Patryk Laurent, Director of R&D, Brain Corporation
Rich Mahoney, Director, Robotics Program, SRI International
Jacob Rosen, Co-founder, Applied Dexterity; Professor of Medical Robotics, UCLA
Alex Vardakostas, Founder and CEO, Momentum Machines
Kyle Vogt, Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch Robotics
Bilal Zuberi, Partner, Lux Capital
Registration & Networking: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Networking Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
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Display your product or technology to the best in the west coast robotics community. To sign up, contact Jim at email@example.com.
See you there April 7!
April 7, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm
333 Ravenswood Avenue
Menlo Park, CA