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ROBOTS: From imagination to market

April 17, 2014

ROBOTS14

UPDATE Video and live tweets! Join us for a full day seminar and networking event at MIT on April 17 called “ROBOTS: From Imagination to Market”. Starting with an introduction to robots in science fiction, we will dive into the latest research, hear the newest startup pitches and learn from successful companies. Additional highlights will include live robot demos, an overview of legal and ethical questions, and a panel discussion with key actors in the field.


#ROBOTS14 is geared towards the Boston-based research and business community in robotics. Get your free ticket here: http://robots14.eventbrite.com/

The event is organized by Swissnex Boston, Robohub, and Swisslink in collaboration with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.

You can find the program below, let us know if you have a robot demo or startup pitch (email shauert@mit.edu). We’ll be covering the seminar live on Robohub, so make sure to tune-in on April 17.

Program

Imagination

m_burnstein
9:00 am

Robots in Science Fiction
Michael A. Burstein

Research

radhika_nagpal
9:30 am

Self-Organized Systems
Radhika Nagpal
Wyss Institute – Harvard

s_kim
10:00 am

Soft/Biomimetic Robots
Sangbae Kim
MIT

Ziv
11:00 am

Soft Wearable Robots
Zivthan Dubrovsky
Wyss Institute – Harvard

c_breazeal
11:30 am

Personal Robots
Cynthia Breazeal
MIT Media Lab

d_floreano
12:00 am

Aerial Robots
Dario Floreano
EPFL

Lunch Demos

gimball_nccr2b
Gimball
Przemek Kornatowski
EPFL

Termes
TERMES Project
Kirstin Petersen
Wyss Institute – Harvard

AERobot
AERobot
Mike Rubenstein
Wyss Institute – Harvard

Printable
Printable Robots
Mike Tolley
Wyss Institute – Harvard

SoftSensors
Soft Sensors
Daniel Vogt
Wyss Institute – Harvard

Startup Pitches

empire
1:30 pm

John Amend
Empire Robotics

gimball_nccr2b
1:35 pm

Adrien Briod
Gimball

sproutel
1:40 pm

Aaron Horowitz
Sproutel

rise
1:45 pm

Arron Acosta
Rise Robotics

Business

k_darling
2:00 pm

Law & Ethics
Kate Darling
MIT Media Lab

Beane
2:30 pm

The Business of Robotics
Matt Beane
MIT Sloan

b_bolt
3:00 pm
Hardware Accelerators
Ben Einstein – Bolt

4:30 pm

Success Stories

Kiva Systems – Parris S. Wellman
Vecna – Daniel Theobald

Panel Discussion

5:30 pm
How to go from imagination to market?

Panelists:
Matt Beane | Sloan – MIT
Christina Chase | Martin Trust Center – MIT
Elaine Chen | Martin Trust Center – MIT
Kate Darling | Media Lab – MIT
Chris Moehle | National Robotics Engineering Center – CMU
Miriam Bekouche | Indiegogo

Moderator:
Sabine Hauert | Robohub

Sabine Hauert is President of Robohub and Assistant Professor at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.. read more


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