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International Collaborative Robots Workshop

September 30, 2014
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California USA

International Collaborative Robots Workshop

List of Exhibitors:  
  • ABB Inc.
  • Adept Technology, Inc.
  • Assembly Guidance Systems, Inc.
  • ATI Industrial Automation
  • DENSO Robotics
  • Empire Robotics Inc.
  • Grabit Inc.
  • KUKA Robotics
  • OMRON Automation and Safety
  • PhaseSpace, Inc.
  • Precise Automation
  • Rethink Robotics
  • Silicon Valley Robotics
  • Stäubli Robotics
  • Tempo Automation
  • Troax, Inc.
  • Universal Robots
  • Yaskawa Motoman
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Exhibitor Registration

Sponsorship Opportunities

8:00 am to 5:30 pm - Workshop
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm - Evening Reception in Exhibits Area
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, California 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. The RIA International Collaborative Robots Workshop 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!

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Universal Robots



8:00 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast & Tabletops Open
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Introduction
Jeff Burnstein and Bob Doyle, RIA
9:15 am - 9:45 am Overview of Collaborative Robots
Erik Nieves, Yaskawa Motoman
9:45 am - 10:45 am Collaborative Robot Technology and Applications - Part I
Dr. Rodney Brooks, Rethink Robotics
Esben Østergaard, Universal Robots
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12 noon Collaborative Robot Technology and Applications - Part II
Michael Beaupre, KUKA Robotics
Deron Jackson, Adept Technology, Inc.
12 Noon  - 1:30 pm Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Safety Implications of Collaborative Robots
Pat Davison, RIA
Björn Matthias, ABB
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Advances in Gripping
Sam Bouchard, Robotiq
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Future of Collaborative Robots
Rich Mahoney, SRI International
Steve Cousins, Savioke
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Collaborative Robot User Panel - Understanding the Needs of Collaborative Robot Users
Panelists: Stefan Bartscher, BMW
John Dulchinos, Jabil
Marty Linn, General Motors
Dan Sipes, Novartis Foundation
Moderator: Dr. Henrik Christensen, Georgia Tech

Q&A with Collaborative Robot Users
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Reception and Tabletop Exhibits

Silicon Valley RoboticsRegistration

Fee for this workshop is $645 for RIA and Silicon Valley Robotics Members. $695 for Non-Members. Click here for RIA Membership information.This fee includes the full day workshop, continental breakfast and lunch, complete workshop proceedings, as well as admission to the exhibits area, including the evening reception.

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.

Parking & Directions

Click here for a .pdf format map.

If you are parked at the convention center:
Exit the garage through the yellow doors. (There are yellow doors on both ends of the Convention Center; the meeting space is closest to the Almaden entrance to the garage.) You will be on the parkway level. Make a left and walk to the West end of the building, towards Peet’s coffee. Take the stairs or escalator up to the Concourse level. Once there you will see signs and registration tables for the workshop.

If you are entering from the main entrance on San Carlos:
Head up the stairs, turn right and walk down the concourse. Follow the orange carpet until you reach the West side of the building. Turn left and you will see signs and registration tables for the workshop.

Fairmont San JoseHotel Information

Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, California USA 
Phone: 1-800-346-5550

Fairmont San Jose is the headquarters for RIA's Collaborative Robots Workshop in San Jose on September 30.

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:
August 30, 2014: Full refund
August 31, 2014: Full refund minus $75 administrative fee
September 23, 2014: No refunds given after this date

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

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