RoboBusiness 2014 Keynote Video Presentations
Cynthia Breazeal – MIT & Jibo
“Social Robots: From Research to Commercialization” by Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, Assoc. Prof. MIT Media Lab, Director Personal Robots Group & Founder, CEO of Jibo, Inc.
Gregory Dudek – Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN)
“Robotics for our natural outdoor world” by Professor Gregory Dudek, Scientific Director, NCFRN
Robotics technologies are ideally matched to today’s challenges in understanding, managing and protecting the outdoor environment. The outdoor world combines some of the greatest technical challenges in robotics with some of the most urgent needs.
Andrew McAfee – MIT
“The Second Machine Age” by Andrew McAfee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT
We are living in a time of brilliant technologies: cars that drive themselves; Jeopardy!-champion supercomputers; cheap, flexible, and useful robots; algorithms that make better decisions that humans; and countless others. They are bringing us into a second machine age, the greatest era of transformation since the Industrial Revolution.
Pam Henderson – NewEdge, Inc.
“Opportunity Thinking to Unleash New Growth in Robotics” by Pam Henderson, PhD, CEO, NewEdge, Inc.
Are you eager for growth but don?t know where to focus? Do you have more ideas than time to pursue? Would you like your entire organization to be on the same page about where to play and how to win in robotics?
Colin Angle – iRobot
“What is a Robot Company?” by Colin Angle, Chairman & CEO, iRobot
iRobot has sold more than 12 million robots worldwide, redefining the way people clean their homes, perform dangerous jobs and communicate across a globally dispersed workforce. With robots becoming more mainstream, well-known consumer companies are realizing the immense value and potential robotic solutions represent in the global market place.
Robert Ambrose, Chief, Software, Robotics & Simulation Division, NASA-JSC
Just as humans need machines to fly, NASA sees our astronauts using robots to explore space. Mission needs are pulling new robots into service in many forms, from rovers to free flyers to manipulation systems. Even the most humanoid of machine will offer very non human capabilities as a member of the crew.
Michael Bruenig – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization?s (CSIRO)
In this keynote presentation attendees will learn about recent advancements in mobile robotics and autonomous systems through techniques for 3D localization, mapping and perception.