Attendees at RoboBusiness 2019 will get to choose from four separate general session tracks during the course of the event, to be held Oct. 1-3, 2019, in Santa Clara Calif. This is the third of a series of articles that take a deeper look at specific sessions and themes around each of these tracks (Read about the Innovation Track and the CRO Summit by clicking those links).
Robotics Industry Track
The Robotics Industry Track presents the business, technology and financial challenges and opportunities for robot developers and those interested in creating robotics companies.
Over the course of the track, attendees will learn about global market opportunities for robotics, funding and acquisition trends, legal and IP strategies for robotics companies, purchasing behaviors from customers of robotics, safety standards, pricing models, and regulatory environments.
Highlights of the robotics industry track include the following sessions:
- “Investing in Innovation: Future-Proofing Your Portfolio in the Age of Robotics & Automation“. Globally, companies are rethinking their strategies to cement their futures in a world dictated by robotics and artificial intelligence. With the global hunger and demand for data escalating at an exponential pace, financial markets have taken notice. Jeremie Capron, director of research at ROBO Global, will discuss the growth potential of this booming market, providing investment insights across robotics, AI, and healthcare landscape.
“The Journey Toward Human-Robot Partnership“. Progress in motion planning, vision systems, tactile sensors, and other robotic technologies is leading to robots that are increasingly capable and flexible, providing increased productivity and output quality. The next step in this journey to complete manufacturing automation will be to get collaborative and assistive robots to work more closely with humans in a way that looks more like teamwork. In this session, speaker Joe Barkai will outline the manufacturing plant of the future, in which humans and workers work in close partnership to accomplish multiple diverse and complex tasks. In these advanced plants, the next generation of advanced cobots will dictate different approaches to manufacturing engineering and the design of assembly lines.
- “Building a Robot Company from the Ground Up: Lessons from the Pros“. In this session, panel speakers will chat about how entrepreneurs in the robotics space should approach pricing models, how to work with venture capital companies, working with systems integrators, and how to research a third-party hardware strategy.
- “What Robot Companies Can Learn from the RBR50“. The RBR50 is our annual listing of the top robotics companies in the commercial and industrial marketplace. In this session, Robotics Business Review Editor-in-chief Keith Shaw and IDC’s John Santagate will give an overview of the process, and some of the factors that go into choosing the annual list. In addition, we plan on discussing how robotics companies can get a head-start on the 2020 version of the list, and trends and predictions for 2020 in the robotics market.
RoboBusiness 2019 will feature more than 60 exhibitors, 50+ speakers, the MassRobotics Startup Boot Camp, the Chief Robotics Officer Summit, the second annual workshop on Big Data, networking receptions, the annual Pitchfire startup competition, and more surprises. Full conference passes are $795, the Startup Boot Camp is $295, and expo-only passes are only $45!. Special pricing ends September 19, so register today to experience the most influential and innovative robotics conference Oct. 1-3 in Santa Clara, at RoboBusiness 2019.