Xconomy Forum: Robo Madness West

The robotics industry is at an inflection point. Self-driving cars, automated warehouses, and drone delivery systems are on the horizon. Commercial robots have become more capable and accessible, thanks to cheaper and more powerful sensors and computers, open-source software and hardware, and advances in 3D printing and connected devices. While giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have made big strides, a newer generation of robot startups and investors has emerged to solve problems in fields like retail, manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, entertainment, and education.

What are the real problems that robots can solve in these markets? How are startups and big companies thinking about the opportunities? And where will the U.S. and Silicon Valley rank in the global competition for commercial robotics? At Xconomy’s fourth annual robotics event at SRI International, top leaders in technology and business from the Bay Area and beyond will tackle these questions, and many more.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jim McCollum
    • President and CEO, Restoration Robotics
  • Alastair Bathgate
    • Co-founder and CEO, Blue Prism
  • David Bruemmer
    • Co-founder and CEO, 5D Robotics
  • David Cann
    • Co-founder and CEO, Double Robotics
  • Steve Cousins
    • Founder and CEO, Savioke
  • Rob Daley
    • Co-founder and CEO, 4moms
  • Roger Hine
    • Co-founder and CTO, Liquid Robotics
  • John Hsu
    • Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Open Source Robotics Foundation
  • Andra Keay
    • Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics
  • Ryan Kuder
    • Managing Director, Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator (Techstars)
  • Rich Mahoney
    • Director, Robotics Program, SRI International
  • Jacob Rosen
    • Co-founder, Applied Dexterity; Professor of Medical Robotics, UCLA
  • Alex Vardakostas
    • Founder and CEO, Momentum Machines
  • Kyle Vogt
    • Founder and CEO, Cruise Automation
  • Melonee Wise
    • CEO, Fetch Robotics
  • Bilal Zuberi
    • Partner, Lux Capital

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View our full agenda here
Registration: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Networking Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Registration Information:

March Madness Special: $165
Regular Registration: $175
Startup Special: $75
Student Registration: $20
At the Door: $225

Demo Space:

Display your product or technology to the best in the west coast robotics community. To sign up, contact Jim at [email protected]

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