Xconomy Forum: Robots Remake the Workplace

How are robots changing the way we work and communicate? Who will be the Microsoft of robotics, bringing the technology to every business? What will the robot revolution mean for job growth (or loss)? Join us for an afternoon of demos, discovery, and discussion.

The question today isn’t when robots will arrive in our offices, clinics, hospitals, farms, warehouses, and workshops—they already have. For entrepreneurs, the real opportunity now is to create robots so powerful, reliable, and affordable that every business will want one, or many. The last time hardware and software makers faced a similar market opening was in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as personal computers began to appear on every desktop. The business potential of robotics could be just as great.

For this special half-day event during National Robotics Week, we’ve sought out the founders and CEOs inventing real business models for the next phase of the robotics revolution—in manufacturing, health, schools, offices, energy, the home, and more—and the venture capitalists betting on their power to improve productivity and our quality of life. Meet them all at SRI International on April 11!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Rodney Brooks
    • Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Rethink Robotics
  • Colin Angle
    • Co-founder and CEO, iRobot
  • Yulun Wang
    • Chairman and CEO, InTouch Health
  • Steve Jurvetson
    • Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
  • Chris Anderson
    • CEO, 3D Robotics; former Editor-in-Chief, Wired
  • Aldo Zini
    • President and CEO, Aethon
  • Curt Carlson
    • President and CEO, SRI International
  • Ajay Agarwal
    • Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
  • Wasiq Bokhari
    • Founder and CEO, Qbotix
  • David Cann
    • Founder, Double Robotics
  • Aaron Edsinger
    • Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Redwood Robotics
  • John Kawola
    • CEO, Harvest Automation
  • Rich Mahoney
    • Director of Robotics, SRI International
  • Jim McCollum
    • CEO, Restoration Robotics
  • Keller Rinaudo
    • Founder and CEO, Romotive
  • Marcus Rosenthal
    • CEO, Revolve Robotics
  • Ian Sherman
    • Head of Development, Bot & Dolly
  • Vivek Wadhwa
    • Vice President of Academics and Innovation, Singularity University

Full agenda here

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Registration & Networking: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Program: 1:00 – 5:30 pm

Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $175

Startup Special: $75

Student Registration: $20

At the Door: $225

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