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17th Annual Robotics Industry Forum

Conference Agenda

Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa
Orlando, Florida USA

Wednesday, January 20, 2010
8:00 am to 2:00 pm ATC Golf Outing (optional - additional fee required)
Join your colleagues for 18 holes of golf and lunch at the beautiful "New Course" at Grand Cypress Resort. Transportation to and from the course provided. Cost: $165
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Registration and Opening Networking Reception
A great opportunity to enjoy hors d'ouevres and beverages, and network with robotics industry leaders as well as key executives from the machine vision and motion control industries  (the AIA Business Conference and the MCA Business Conference are co-located with the Forum this year!) Spouse and guest tickets are available for just $50.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
7:00 am to 8:30 am Late Registration and Networking Breakfast
Review the Forum proceedings and enjoy a continential breakfast with your peers.
8:30 am to 8:45 am

Official Welcome to the Robotics Industry Forum
Jeff Burnstein, RIA President
Rich Litt, RIA Chairman

8:45 am to 9:45 am "The Outlook for the Global Economy"
Chris Thornberg, Beacon Economics
9:45 am to 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am to 11:30 am "The Technology Integration of Man: A Look at Technology Trends Impacting All of Us"
Scott Klososky, Technology Trend Analyst, Future Point of View LLC
11:30 am to Noon "Technology Trends and a Revolution in As Yet Un-automated Manufacturing"
Rodney Brooks, Chairman and CTO, Heartland Robotics
Noon to 1:30 pm Group Luncheon
"The Robotics Market and Trends" --
Paul Kellett, Director of Market Analysis, RIA
Spouse and guest tickets are available for just $25.
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm Connectioneering Tabletops
Your chance to meet privately with top executives at leading robotics companies. Be sure to make advance appointments!
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Group Dinner
A relaxing way to end a highly productive day! You'll be joined once again by leaders from the machine vision and motion control industries, providing expanded networking opportunities. Spouse and guest tickets are available for just $75.
Friday, January 22, 2010
7:00 am to 8:00 am Networking Breakfast
8:00 am to 9:00 am "Business Applications for Social Networking"
James Spellos, Meeting U
9:00 am to 9:30 am "Automation in the Life Sciences"
Kevin F. Keras, Business Unit Manager, Caliper Life Sciences
Overview: While robots have been common fixtures in laboratory automation for over two decades, the scientific application details of their implementation are often lost on robot manufacturers or industrial integration firms.   However, many life science applications could benefit from the process control techniques these technology providers have amassed as they solve complex problems that span multiple industries.     Understanding how robots are currently implemented and the difficulties that scientists face can create new opportunities for robot and system suppliers.
9:30 am to 10:00 am "Automation Opportunities in Renewable & Alternative Energy"
Mark Senti, Advanced Magnet Lab
10:00 am to 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am to 11:00 am "The New Robotics Roadmap for the United States"
Henrik Christensen, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00 am to 11:15 am "An Update on the New ISO Robot Safety Standard"
Jeff Fryman, RIA
Roberta Nelson Shea, Pilz Automation Safety L.P.
11:15 am to 11:45 am "Robotics Research at Intel Labs"
Dieter Fox
, Intel Labs
11:45 am to Noon Conference Wrap-up


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