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International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics

Conference Agenda

International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

7:00 am to 8:00 am 

Registration and Continental Breakfast (included)

8:00 am to 9:45 am 

The Basics of Robotics
Bob Rochelle, Stäubli Robotics

9:45 am to 10:00 am Break

10:00 am to 12:00 pm 

The Basics of Machine Vision
David Dechow, Aptura Machine Vision Solutions

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Group Luncheon (included)

1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Successfully Integrating Vision Guided Robotics
David Dechow, Aptura Machine Vision Solutions


Optional Group Dinner (cost on your own)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast (included)

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Latest Developments in 2D VGR

  • Overview of 2D VGR, Eric Hershberger, Cognex Corporation

  • Advances in Integrated 2D VGR, Greg Garmann, Yaskawa America Inc. Motoman Robotics Division

  • Successful Implementation of VGR with 2-1/2D, Kevin Ackerman, JMP Engineering

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Table Top Exhibits and Group Luncheon (included)

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Business Case for VGR

  • The Benefits of Using VGR, John Dulchinos, Adept Technology, Inc.

  • Cost Justifying VGR, Ronald Potter, Factory Automation Systems

  • VGR Success Story

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Table Top Exhibits and Break

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Key Technologies Critical to the Success of VGR

  • 5 Important Points to Remember when Lighting for VGR, Daryl Martin, Advanced illumination

  • Enabling High Accuracy and Repeatability in Robotic Systems, Dan Hasley, Dynalog, Inc.


Group Dinner (included)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

8:00 am to 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast (included)

9:00 am to 10:30 am

Introduction to 3D VGR Techniques

  • 3D Vision Guided Robotics, Steven Prehn, Fanuc Robotics

  • Machine Vision Software Enables Novel Approaches to 3D Vision Guidance Applications, Heiko Eisele, MVTec, LLC

10:30 am to 10:45 am 


10:45 am to Noon

Advanced 3D Solutions

  • Robotic Part Marking System, David Siedal, Lockheed Martin/Aeronautics

  • Bin Picking: Definitions, Success Rates and New Solutions with Random Positions, Object Shape Variation and Weak Imaging Features, Adil Shafi, ADVENOVATION

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Group Luncheon (included)

1:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Lessons Learned in VGR

  • 3D Robot Guidance Success in GM Powertrain Applications, Stephen Jones, General Motors

  • Challenges in Making 3D Random Bin Picking a Robust Solution, Craig Salvalaggio, Applied Manufacturing Technologies

  • Lessons Learned in Integrating VGR, Scot Lindemann, JR Automation

  • Implementation Perspectives on Large Scale VGR Projects, Scott Teasell, ATS Automation

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Expert Perspectives on Current Trends and Future Directions in VGR
A Panel Discussion moderated by Adil Shafi, ADVENOVATION
Featuring James Wells, General Motors; Ed Roney, Fanuc Robotics; David Dechow, Aptura Machine Vision Solutions; Craig Salvalaggio, Applied Manufacturing Technologies; David Siedal, Lockheed Martin; Scot Lindemann, JR Automation. 

4:00 pm

Conference Wrap-up


Agenda subject to change, please check back for updates.

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