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19th Annual Robotics Industry Forum

January 18-20, 2012
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Florida USA

2012 Robotics Industry Forum

The 19th Annual Robotics Industry Forum brings together top executives from robotics manufacturers, system integrators, component suppliers, end users, research groups, universities, and consulting firms. The event features insightful talks and outstanding networking opportunities.

The Forum will be co-located with the AIA Business Conference and the MCA Business Conference. Combined, these events will attract some 350 industry leaders from the robotics, machine vision, and motion control industries.

Online registration is now closed - please register on site for this event!

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List of Attendees


Featured Speakers Announced!

  • The Outlook for the Global Economy
    Alan Beaulieu

    Senior Analyst, Economist and Principal, Institute for Trend Research
  • No Barriers – Only Solutions
    Neal Petersen
    Adventurer, Solo Around-the-World Racing Yachtsman, Global Investor and International Speaker
  • Automation Opportunities at Frito Lay
    Terrence Southern

    Supply Chain Sr. Project Engineer, Frito-Lay North America
  • Essentials of Digital Marketing: Social Media & Hot Technologies: Business as Normal 
    James Spellos

    President, Meeting U
  • Understanding Body Language to Increase Sales
    Janine Driver
    Founder, President, and Lead Instructor, Body Language Institute 
  • Snake Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Faster, better, cheaper
    Howie Choset

    Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University
  • First Look at the  New IFR Study on Robots & Job Creation
    Chris Buxton
    CEO, PPMA Group (presenting study research conducted by Metra Martech, Ltd. for International Federation of Robotics)
  • ROS-Industrial - Accelerating Research to Applications
    Shaun Edwards
    Senior Research Engineer, Southwest Research Institute®
  • USA-Denmark Partnership Opportunities for Innovative Robotics Businesses
    Claus Risager
    Head of Centre, Ph.D., Danish Technological Institute, Centre for Robot Technology
  • An Update on the Obama Administration’s National Robotics Initiative
    Chuck Thorpe
    Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
  • An Update on the New Robotic Safety Standards
    Jeff Fryman
    Director, Standards Development, Robotic Industries Association
  • Automating the Rest: Enabling Widespread Adoption of Robotics through Advanced Software
    Neil Tardella
    Operations Officer, Energid Technologies
  • The New RIA System Integrator Certification Program
    Jeff Burnstein, President, Robotic Industries Association
    Scot Lindeman, Vice President, JR Automation

 Don't forget to check back as this list will be updated periodically.

Hotel Information

Orlando World Center Marriott ResortOrlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

Orlando World Center Marriott Rooms are available at the special RIA rate of $179 per night plus tax. Participants must make their own hotel and travel arrangements.

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    Please reference RIA/AIA/MCA Forum Business Conference group


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