Digging Deeper into RoboBusiness 2019: The Innovation Track
August 06, 2019      

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 second of a series of articles taking a deeper look at specific sessions and themes around each of these tracks. (Click here to read more our first article, highlighting the CRO Summit).

Innovation track

The Innovation Track at RoboBusiness discusses how and where the next generation of technology will impact the robotics market, and how robotics and component technology developers and suppliers are applying these new technologies and applications.

Over the course of the track, attendees will learn about technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), among other topics.

Highlights of the track include the following sessions:

  • Advancing AI to Get Robots to Work With Humans, Not Just Next to Them. Many use cases and applications regarding collaborative robots, aka cobots, have taken tasks and separated them between a human worker and a robot. This early work doesn’t really create collaboration in the true sense of the word. In this session, experts will discuss ways that humans and robots can work collaboratively with each other on certain tasks, especially as artificial intelligence and machine learning become adopted into more and more processes.
  • Dev Singh Qualcomm

    Dev Singh, Qualcomm

    Ushering in a New Generation of Connected Robots with 5G“. The robotics industry has already seen massive growth thanks to technology advances such as mobile autonomy, artificial intelligence, and advanced sensors. The world will rapidly change again as connectivity and computing ability become just as important as autonomy. In this session, Dev Singh, director of business development, robotics, drones and intelligent machines at Qualcomm, will discuss the future of robotics in the 5G era (Read our interview with Singh about his work here).

  • Making Robots Safer: Risk Assessments and Real-World Case Studies. As more companies deploy robotics and automation in their businesses, and as collaborative robots begin to enter the workplace, making sure safety and risk assessments are handled properly become key components of a robotics strategy. In this presentation, attendees will learn considerations around a robotics safety program, best practices and applicable regulations and industry consensus based on product type and geography, and what kinds of assessments are needed. The session will also include examples of real-world risk assessments done in the autonomous mobile robot and collaborative robotics space.
  • Successful AI Demands Careful Planning. This session will focus on exploring the building blocks needed for a successful AI foundation, and the steps to take to create an AI strategy and how analytics fits into the mix.

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.