October 20, 2016
The Westin Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio USA

About the Workshop

Collaborative robots is the hottest topic in robotics today. This workshop explores advancements in the field with a global view on collaborative robot technology, applications, safety implications, and human impacts. Many of the world's leading experts in the field will give presentations and leading robotics companies will be featured at the exhibition showcasing emerging technologies and trends. All of this is presented in a fast-paced, one day event!

Be sure to register early since space is limited!


Why Attend

Collaborative robots are at the forefront of a new robotic era. Safely working alongside humans in an uncaged environment, they are opening up new opportunities for industry, OEMs, integrators, start-ups, venture capitalists, users, and potential users alike.

  • Hear from the leaders on the cutting edge of this exciting new technology.
  • Learn about real-life experiences from those using the technology today.
  • See how technological advances are opening up new markets and opportunities.
  • Witness new technologies first-hand
  • Meet with other industry professionals who share your interest.

Full Exhibitor List Coming Soon!

Who Should Attend

The 2016 RIA International Collaborative Robots Workshop welcomes:

  • OEMs
  • Integrators
  • Start-ups
  • Venture capitalists
  • Educators
  • Users and potential users across industries
  • Automotive
  • Agriculture
  • Life sciences
  • Medicine
  • Consumer

Collaborative robots today are driving one of the most transformative periods in the robotics industry. Advancements with sensors, software and end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) are expanding collaborative robot capabilities and applications.

This dynamic workshop will introduce you to the technologies, trends, challenges and people that are disrupting the status quo with revolutionary innovations.



Thursday, October 20, 2016

7:00am - 8:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15am - 8:30am Welcome and Introduction
Bob Doyle, RIA
8:30am - 9:00am Overview of Collaborative Robots
Erik Nieves, Plus One Robotics
9:00am - 10:30am User Presentations and Q&A
Phillip Freeman, Boeing
Gervasio Mutarelli, Flextronics
Mark Lewandowski, P&G
Todd Dickey, Honda
10:30am - 10:45am Break
10:45am - 11:15am Getting Started with Collaborative Robots
Samuel Bouchard, Robotiq
11:15am - Noon Small/Medium Sized User Presentations and Panel Q&A
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits
1:30pm - 2:15pm Safety for Collaborative Applications
Roberta Nelson Shea, Rockwell Automation
2:15pm – 2:45pm Implementing Collaborative Solutions – A Safe Robot does not equal A Safe System
Chetan Kapoor, Yaskawa Innovation
2:45pm - 3:15pm Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications - Universal Robots
3:15pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications - Rethink Robotics
4:15pm - 4:45pm Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications - Supplier to be announced
4:45pm - 5:15pm Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications - Supplier to be announced
5:15pm - 7:00pm Reception and Tabletop Exhibits



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Join us at this exciting event as we learn about the hottest topic in the industry - collaborative robots. You'll want to hear what the leading experts, robotics manufacturers and end users have to say about safety implications, the latest robot gripping developments, and the needs of end users. You can check out the full day's Agenda here.

Venue & Accommodations

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International Collaborative Robots Workshop
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July 11 - September 12 $645


September 13 - Event $695






Hotel Information

The Westin CincinnatiThe International Collaborative Robots Workshop will be held at The Westin Cincinnati.

The Westin Cincinnati
21 E. 5th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 621-7700

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The rate is $165 per night. The discounted room rates are available until 9/23/16.

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