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Collaborative Robots Workshop

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Collaborative Robots Workshop
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7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Collaborative Robots, or robots that work side by side with humans without being caged in, are one of the newest trends in the robotics industry.  This first-ever RIA Collaborative Robots Workshop (held in conjunction with The Vision Show) will examine all of the key issues in a fast-paced one day event.  You’ll learn about the technology, the applications, capabilities and limitations, safety issues, key research efforts, and get a better understanding of where this trend is taking the industry and how quickly! Be sure to register early since space is limited!

7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am to 9:00 am
An Overview of Collaborative Robotics
Dr. Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology
9:00 am to 10:30 am A Look at Collaborative Robots and Applications
Edward Mullen, Universal Robots
Carl Palme, Rethink Robotics
Erik Nieves, Yaskawa Motoman
10:30 am to 10:45 am Break
10:45 am to 11:15 am Collaborative Robots in Lab Automation
Ira Hoffman, HighRes Biosolutions
11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Advances in Gripping for Collaborative Robots
Samuel Bouchard, Robotiq
John Amend, Empire Robotics
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Safety Issues
Michael Gerstenberger, KUKA
Pat Davison, Robotic Industries Association
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Key Research Efforts impacting Collaborative Robots
Julie Shah, MIT
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm The Future of Collaborative Robots
Dr. Chris Jones, iRobot Corporation
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm Future Research Challenges for Collaborative Manufacturing Robots
Craig Schlenoff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Rate for this workshop is $645.
This fee includes the full day workshop, breakfast and lunch, complete workshop proceedings, as well as admission to The Vision Show exhibits (April 15-17).

Complete conference proceedings are also available to those that cannot attend the workshop for $245. Proceedings will be sent to you on a flash drive, after the workshop has concluded.

Click here to register or order proceedings. 

Hotel and Travel Information

This workshop is being held in conjunction with The Vision Show, which has set up a block of discounted hotel rooms in Boston, near the convention center. Click here for hotel and travel information.


ABB Robotiq
Universal Robots Yaskawa Motoman Robotics

Cancellation Policy
To cancel a paid registration for the Collaborative Robots Workshop, please email the association headquarters at mpawczuk@robotics.org. Cancellations will be processed according to the following schedule:

Attendee Cancellation postmarked/received by:
March 14, 2014: Full refund
March 15, 2014: Full refund minus $75 administrative fee
April 8, 2014: No refunds given after this date

**Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the start of the event.

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