We’re coming up fast on Xconomy’s second annual Silicon Valley robotics event, Robots Remake the Workplace, where we’ll bring together founders and CEOs of some of the country’s most innovative and interesting robotics companies.
To give you a preview of the April 11 event, which is part of National Robotics Week, we’ve assembled photos above from nine of the robotics companies whose leaders will be presenting. That includes Bot & Dolly, Double Robotics, InTouch Health, iRobot, Qbotix, Restoration Robotics, Rethink Robotics, Revolve Robotics, and Romotive.
Collectively, these companies are building robots that could disrupt everything from healthcare to office life to Hollywood movie-making. Some of their bots might fill jobs once performed by people; others could help create new jobs where none existed before. We’ve designed the event so that the jobs question—the focus of so many panicked media reports of late—will be front and center.
At the same time, you’ll get a thorough update about progress in robotics for areas like agriculture, energy management, manufacturing, and telepresence—and we’ll take you inside the heads of two prominent Silicon Valley investors, Steve Jurvetson and Ajay Agarwal, who see a future thickly populated by robots.
Rounding out the list of firms and organizations sending executives to the event are Aethon, Bain Capital Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Harvest Automation, Redwood Robotics, Singularity University, SRI International (our host for the event), and 3D Robotics.
So get your tickets now, before the bots beat you to it.
Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish.