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October 24-25, 2018
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA
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ONE EVENT. TWO DAYS.
THREE WORLD-CHANGING TECHNOLOGIES.

Collaborative robots. Advanced vision technologies. Artificial intelligence.

The automation industry is yet again facing a time of tremendous change and disruption. Don’t be left behind.

At this two-day Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI (CRAV.ai) conference, you will learn about these growing, dynamic technologies from experts in each field. You’ll connect with leading suppliers and integrators at the tabletop exhibition. And you’ll walk away with actionable insights to help advance your business.

Some of the highlights:

Learn from our expert keynote speakers

  • Acclaimed researcher Pieter Abbeel of UC Berkeley on advances in AI and robotics.
  • Microsoft’s Matt Vasey discusses how AI will change manufacturing.
  • Renowned roboticist Ken Goldberg on the latest innovations in robot manipulation.
  • More on our keynote speakers

Choose between 30+ expert sessions in three tracks. Topics include:

  • Advances in Vision and Machine Learning
  • Collaborative Robot Applications
  • 3D eye tracking and sensing human attention
  • Building robot brains for complex supply chains
  • See the full agenda

Check out 75+ exhibits from leading technology providers, suppliers and integrators. See the full floorplan here.

Connect with new business partners and industry peers at CRAV.ai’s networking events.

Register for as little as $895! Complete pricing

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Customize your schedule to fit your interests! This conference will include three in-depth tracks with session on robotics, advanced vision and AI. These tracks will explore the latest innovations – and provide you with practical automation solutions.

  • Learn practical solutions from industry leading experts
  • Discover new opportunities in emerging markets
  • Connect with peers and new potential business partners
  • Score valuable insight that will help you improve business in these areas
  • Experience these dynamic technologies first-hand and get answers to your questions on-the-spot

The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference welcomes:

  • Engineering and manufacturing personnel seeking effective ways to reduce cost, improve quality, and advance productivity, while increasing flexibility
  • Experienced users seeking new applications
  • Those interested in learning how artificial intelligence is enabling advances in robotics and advanced vision technology
  • Prospective users trying to determine if robotics, vision, and artificial intelligence makes sense for their companies

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

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Agenda

If you are interested in speaking at the 2018 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference, please submit the Call for Speakers form.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Pieter Abbeel

Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab
UC Berkeley

Matt Vasey

Director, AI and Internet of Things Business Development
Microsoft

Ken Goldberg

Professor and Dept. Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering
UC Berkeley

 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast, and Exhibits
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome
9:10 AM – 9:55 AM
KEYNOTE - Recent Advances and Trends in AI and Applications in Robotic Automation
Pieter Abbeel, Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab, UC Berkeley
Pieter Abbeel

Pieter Abbell, Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab

UC Berkeley

Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have enabled a wide range of breakthroughs in many domains, including image recognition, speech recognition, learning to play video games, learning to control simulated and real robots, and mastering the classical game of Go. In this keynote session, Pieter will highlight these advances, provide some background on ideas and trends that have powered these advances, and shed some light on where AI is headed, with an emphasis on robotics.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Perceptual Computing for Industrial Applications Using RGB-D Sensing and Deep Learning
Christopher McMurrough, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud 9 Perception
Christopher D. McMurrough

Christopher McMurrough, Chief Technology Officer

Cloud 9 Perception

Session description coming soon.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Considerations for Applying Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing
Craig Salvalaggio, VP Engineering, AMT
Craig Salvalaggio

Craig Salvalaggio, VP Engineering

AMT

Session description coming soon.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Deep Learning Applications in Industry
Dr. Mohsen Hejrati, CEO & Co-Founder, Clusterone
Dr. Mohsen Hejrati

Dr. Mohsen Hejrati, VCEO & Co-Founder

Clusterone

Session description coming soon.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Scaling Your Ground Truth to Enable Robust Autonomous Vehicles
Colin McCarthy, Training Data Consultant, Mighty AI
Colin McCarthy

Colin McCarthy, Training Data Consultant

Might AI

Autonomous vehicle perception researchers around the world have collected terabytes of raw sensor data that must be organized and labeled to train their models. Efficiently sorting through that data to identify rare objects and scenarios for labeling is critical for time and cost savings when generating training data sets. It is equally important to understand the effects of annotation accuracy on model performance so that teams can optimize workflows for achieving high quality without expending unnecessary resources. In this session, we review methods and best practices for scaling your ground truth annotation program.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Collaborative Robots User Application
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
Mark Lewandowski

Mark Lewandowski

Procter & Gamble

 

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Analytics Powered by Conversation
Marios Anapliotis, Co-Founder & COO, Bouquet
Marios Anapliotis

Marios Anapliotis, Co-Founder & COO

Bouquet

 

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Enabling Cobots to Sense Human Attention and Predict Intention with 3D Eye Tracking
Kenneth Funes, Co-Founder & CEO, Eyeware
Kenneth Funes

Kenneth Funes, Co-founder and CEO

Eyeware

Session description coming soon.

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Collaborative Robots: The Competitive Edge in Manufacturing
Richa Misri, Global Marketing Manager, Universal Robots
Richa Misri

Richa Misri, Global Marketing Manager

Universal Robots

Session description coming soon.

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
Building Intelligent Brains for Robots to Solve Real-World Problems in Complex Supply Chains
George Babu, Co-Founder, Kindred
George Babu

George Babu, Co-Founder

Kindred

Session description coming soon.

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Morning Summary & Afternoon Preview
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch & Exhibit Hall
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Collaborative Robots Enabled with 3D Vision for Inspection Applications
Daniel Howe, Regional Development Manager - Americas, LMI Technologies
Daniel Howe

Daniel Howe, Regional Development Manager - Americas

LMI Technologies

Vision-guided collaborative robot systems are rapidly transforming production processes by making robots highly adaptable and easy to implement, while dramatically reducing the cost and complexity previously associated with the design and setup of fixed robotic cells. In this presentation, we will explore the role 3D technology plays in supplying these factory systems with the advanced vision, motion, measurement, and control capabilities required for key industrial robotic applications such as flexible quality inspection and pick-and-place.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Unlocking Robotic Manipulation
Nikolaus Correll, CTO, Robotic Materials Inc.
Nikolaus Correll

Nikolaus Correll, CTO

Robotic Materials Inc.

Session description coming soon.

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
AI, Technology, and Collaboration in Security Applications
Steve Reinharz, President and CEO, Robotic Assistance Devices
Steve Reinharz

Steve Reinharz, , Robotic Assistance Devices

Robotic Assistance Device

Session description coming soon.

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
Improved Identification by Combining Deep Learning with 3D
Carlo Dal Mutto, CTO, Aquifi Inc.
Carlo Dal Mutto

Carlo Dal Mutto, CTO

Aquifi Inc.

Real-time object identification and defects recognition are fundamental building blocks of “Industry 4.0” and “Logistics 4.0”, the latest phases of automation in manufacturing and logistics. An intuitive solution for both problems consists in firstly constructing three-dimensional scale models of all the items in the considered inventory and then analyzing all such models by means of Deep Learning techniques. Within this session, an overview of the system architecture considered for tackling this problem is provided, with a specific focus on the benefits that 3D provides to Deep Learning, both in terms of reduction of required training samples as well as improvements in identification quality.

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
Lean Robotics
Samuel Bouchard, CEO, Robotiq
Samuel Bouchard

Samuel Bouchard, CEO

Robotiq

Session description coming soon.

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
The Ethics of AI
Speaker Name

Speaker TBD

 

Session description coming soon.

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
Best Practices for Cloud Integration
Darcy Bachert, CEO, Prolucid Technologies Inc.
Darcy Bachert

Darcy Bachert, CEO

Prolucid Technologies Inc.

Integration of cloud technology is becoming a critical component of many vision applications for a variety of reasons, including larger and more complex datasets, integration of machine learning and advanced analytics, and increased pressure for any possible competitive advantage. That being said there are many challenges with cloud integration, including data protection & security, technology selection and implementation, and design for occasional connectivity where the cloud is temporarily unavailable. This presentation will share information about some of the real-world examples for adopting cloud technology into vision applications, along with the challenges that will exist, and best practices and approach for tackling.

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
The End of Fear, and How It Will Change Durable Goods Manufacturing
Patrick Sobalvarro, CEO and Co-Founder, Veo Robotics, Inc.
Patrick Sobalvarro

Patrick Sobalvarro, CEO and Co-Founder

Veo Robotics, Inc.

 

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
ZDT / FANUC / GM
Speaker Name

Speaker TBD

 

Session description coming soon.

3:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Break
4:10 PM – 5:00 PM
KEYNOTE - How AI is Changing Manufacturing
Matt Vasey, Director, AI and Internet of Things, Microsoft
Matt Vasey

Matt Vasey, Director, AI and Internet of Things

Microsoft

Keynote session description coming soon.

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Networking Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:10 AM
Welcome
9:10 AM – 9:55 AM
KEYNOTE
Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley
Ken Goldberg

Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering

UC Berkeley

Keynote session description coming soon.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Collaborative Robotics & Vision Developments for Use in Hazardous Environments
Eric Egan, Program Operations for the Radio-logical Source Recovery Program, Idaho National Laboratory
Eric Egan

Eric Egan

Program Operations for the Radio-logical Source Recovery Program, Idaho National Laboratory

This presentation will discuss the feasibility, application, and economy of applying collaborative robots (cobots) in lieu of traditional through the wall teleoperated manipulator systems, traditionally used within hazardous (radioactive) environments. Both fixed facility and mobile applications will be discussed. Both single- and dual-armed cobot systems will be employed. The six-axis, plus gripper, single-armed cobots will provide for machine vision enhanced pick-n-place applications within shielded rooms. Each six-axis, plus gripper, dual-armed cobot system will provide for machine vision enhanced pick-n-place applications and also include force-reflecting (haptic) teleoperations controls for non-routine materials handling operations. The dual-armed system will be mounted to a motorized stand with motorized adjustment both vertically and rotationally (around its base). To complement these cobots, both 2-D and 3-D vision technologies will be implemented. The vision technologies, in these applications, are used in lieu of traditional radiation shielding windows. 2-D video systems will provide for large area viewing, incorporating pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities. 3-D video systems will be mounted to the dual-armed robot stand and provide viewing, including depth-of-perception, to the operator, performing material handling and other tasks, from an operator workstation located outside the hazardous environment. The unique workstation used with the dual-armed systems will also be described.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
From the Frontlines – Collaborative Robot Integration at the Largest Manufacturing Operations in the World
Daniel Burseth, Vice President, Eckhart Automation
Daniel Burseth

Daniel Burseth, Vice President

Eckhart Automation

Session description coming soon.

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Advances in Vision and Machine Learning for Designing Collaborative Robots
Russell Toris, Director of Robotics, Fetch Robotics
Russell Toris

Russell Toris, Director of Robotics

Fetch Robotics

Session description coming soon.

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Break
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Multispectral Imaging: More Than Just a Picture
Dany Longval, Vice President – Worldwide Sales, Lumenera Corporation
Dany Longval

Dany Longval, Vice President – Worldwide Sales

Lumenera Corporation

Session description coming soon.

10:45 AM – 11:15 PM
How Collaborative Robots are Driving Drug Discovery
Peter Harris, CEO, HighRes Biosolutions
Peter Harris

Peter Harris, CEO

HighRes Biosolutions

Session description coming soon.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
GE’s View on Applications in AI
John Lizzi, GE Global Research
John Lizzi

John Lizzi,

GE Global Research

Session description coming soon.

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
State of the Art Applications for Embedded Vision Systems
Mariann Kiraly, Business Development Director, Vision Components
Mariann Kiraly

Mariann Kiraly, Business Development Director

Vision Components

Session description coming soon.

11:20 AM – 11:50 AM
The Role of Collaborative Robots in Distributed Manufacturing Systems
Bernardo Mendez, Senior Product Manager, Yaskawa Innovation
Bernardo Mendez

Bernardo Mendez, CEO

HighRes Biosolutions

Session description coming soon.

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM
Morning Summary & Afternoon Preview
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
The Economics of Collaborative Robotics in the Warehouse
Rick Faulk, CEO, Locus Robotics
Rick Faulk

Rick Faulk, CEO

Locus Robotics

Session description coming soon.

2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
Advancing Tomorrow’s Technology Today: Collaborative Robots in Diverse Work Settings
Michka Tosan, Applications Engineer, KUKA Robotics
Michka Tosan

Michka Tosan, Applications Engineer

KUKA Robotics

Session description coming soon.

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM
Lessons Learned through “Hands On” Deployment of Smart Cobots
Gal Inbar, President, iCobots
Gal Inbar

Gal Inbar, President

iCobots

Session description coming soon.

3:40 PM – 4:10 PM
Break
4:10 PM – 5:00 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE
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Two Day Pass $175


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PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Certified Vision Professional (CVP) at CRAV.ai Rates AIA or RIA Member Non-Member
Basic Courses Only (5 courses over 2 days) $575 $675
Basic Courses + Exam (5 courses over 2 days, Basic Exam & 1 Free Retake) $750 $850
Basic Exam Only (Includes 1 Free Retake) $295
Advanced Exam Only (Includes 1 Free Retake) $495

 

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Hyatt Regency Santa ClaraThe 2018 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. 

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Phone Reservations: (888) 421-1442 or (800) 233-1234
Room Rate: $309
Room rates are good through Monday, October 3, 2018.

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SPEAKERS
Ken Goldberg

Keynote

Ken Goldberg
Chairman and CTO
UC Berkeley
Matt Vasey

Keynote

Matt Vasey
Director, AI and Internet of Things Business Development
Microsoft
Pieter Abbeel

Keynote

Pieter Abbeel
Professor and Director of the Robot Learning Lab
UC Berkeley
Bernardo Mendez
Senior Product Manager
Yaskawa Innovation
Carlo Dal Mutto Carlo Dal Mutto
CTO
Aquifi Inc
Christopher D. McMurrough Christopher D. McMurrough
Chief Technology Officer
Cloud 9 Perception
Colin McCarthy Colin McCarthy
Training Data Consultant
Mighty AI
Craig Salvalaggio
VP Engineering
AMT
Daniel Burseth
Vice President
Eckhart Automation
Daniel Howe Daniel Howe
Regional Development Manager - Americas
LMI Technologies
Dany Longval
Vice President – Worldwide Sales
Lumenera Corporation
Darcy Bachert Darcy Bachert
CEO
Prolucid Technologies Inc.
Dr. Mohsen Hejrati
CEO & Co-Founder
Clusterone
Eric Egan Eric Egan
Program Operations for the Radio-logical Source Recovery Program
Idaho National Laboratory
Gal Inbar
President
iCobots
George Babu
Co-Founder
Kindred
John Lizzi
GE Global Research
Kenneth Funes Kenneth Funes
Co-founder and CEO
Eyeware
Mariann Kiraly
Business Development Director
Vision Components
Marios Anapliotis
Co-Founder & COO
Bouquet
Mark Lewandowski
Procter & Gamble
Michka Tosan
Applications Engineer
KUKA Robotics
Nikolaus Correll
CTO
Robotic Materials Inc.
Patrick Sobalvarro
CEO and Co-Founder
Veo Robotics, Inc.
Peter Harris
HighRes Biosolutions
HighRes Biosolutions
Richa Misri
Global Marketing Manager
Universal Robots
Rick Faulk
Locus Robotics
Locus Robotics
Russell Toris
Director of Robotics
Fetch Robotics
Samuel Bouchard
CEO
Robotiq
Steve Reinharz
President and CEO
Robotic Assistance Devices