Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness Boston
12:00 – 1:00Registration
1:00 – 1:10Welcome & Opening Remarks
Jeremy Wertheimer, VP of Travel, Google
Bob Buderi, Founder and CEO, Xconomy
1:10 – 1:30Opening Keynote: Advances in AI: Implications for Robotics
Rodney Brooks, Founder and CTO, Rethink Robotics
1:30 – 1:50Chat: Robots in the Home
Steve Chambers, CEO, Jibo
Rudina Seseri, Partner, Fairhaven Capital
1:50 – 2:20Panel: New England’s Robot Ecosystem
Ben Einstein, Managing Director, Bolt
Eric Paley, Managing Partner, Founder Collective
Daniel Theobald, CTO, Vecna
Peter Vicars, CEO, VGo Communications
Holly Yanco, Director, NERVE Center; Professor, UMass Lowell
Greg Huang, Editor, Xconomy (moderator)
2:20 – 2:40Keynote Talk: Robotics Automation in Fulfillment
Mick Mountz and Pete Wurman, Founder, CEO and CTO, Kiva Systems (acquired by Amazon)
2:40 – 3:10Panel: Emerging Markets for Startups
Bill Culley
, Co-founder, Empire Robotics
Duy Huynh, CEO, Robotbase
John Kawola
, CEO, Harvest Automation
Roger Matus
, VP of Products, Neurala
Curt Woodward
, Editor, Xconomy (moderator)
3:10 – 3:40Networking Break
3:40 – 4:00Keynote Talk: Drones—A Unique Perspective
Helen Greiner, Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works
4:00 – 4:30Spotlight Talks: Robots for Rehab
Jacob Rosen, Co-founder, ExoSense
Charles Carignan, CEO, BiOM
Greg Huang, Editor, Xconomy (moderator)
4:30 – 5:15Closing Chat: Future of Commercial Robotics
Todd Dagres, General Partner, Spark Capital
Marc Raibert, Founder and President, Boston Dynamics
Paolo Pirjanian, CTO, iRobot
Dmitry Grishin, Founder, Grishin Robotics; Co-founder and CEO, Mail.Ru Group
Bob Buderi, Founder and CEO, Xconomy (moderator)
5:15 – 6:00Networking Reception
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