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.


Exhibitor List

ATI Industrial Automation
Banner Engineering Corp.
Cone Drive
Harmonic Drive
Hydrotech Automation
FANUC America Corporation
Precise Automation
Mobile Industrial Robots
TUV Rheinland

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 - 10:15am User Presentations and Q&A
Phillip Freeman, Boeing
Gervasio Mutarelli, Flextronics
Mark Lewandowski, Procter & Gamble
Todd Dickey, Honda Engineering
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:00am Getting Started with Collaborative Applications
Samuel Bouchard, Robotiq
11:00am - 11:45am Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications Panel #1
Andy Larson, Cross Company
Dan McFarland, Air Hydro Power
Paul Santi, FANUC America
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch and Tabletop Exhibits
1:15pm - 2:00pm Safety for Collaborative Applications
Roberta Nelson Shea, Rockwell Automation
2:00pm – 2:30pm Implementing Collaborative Solutions – A Safe Robot Does Not Equal a Safe System
Chetan Kapoor, Yaskawa Innovation
2:30pm - 3:15pm Collaborative Robot Technology and Customer Applications Panel #2
Brian Carlisle, Precise Automation
Nicolas De Keijser, ABB
3:15pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm Safety Risk Assessment of Human Robot Interactions Using Simulation
Ulrich Raschke, Siemens
4:15pm - 4:45pm Novel Approaches to Mobility in Industrial Applications
Bob Doyle, RIA
4:45pm - 5:15pm The Human Impact of Collaborative Robots
Dr. Tessa Lau, PhD, Savioke
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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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

National Robot Safety Conference Room Block
The Westin Cincinnati is sold out!

The following hotels are all within walking distance to The Westin Cincinnati.  Please note there is no group rate at these hotels.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-9100

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati
151 W 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 579-1234

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel
36 E 4th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 333-0000

Hampton Inn & Suites
617 Vine Street A
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 354-2430

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Who's Speaking

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Andy Larson Andy Larson
CrossRobotics Business Unit Manager, Cross Company
Bob Doyle Bob Doyle
Director of Communications
Brian Carlisle
CEO, Precise Automation
Chetan Kapoor
Senior Director, Tech. Innovation, Yaskawa Innovation
Dan McFarland Dan McFarland
Automation Manager, AirHydroPower
Dr. Tessa Lau, PhD Dr. Tessa Lau, PhD
CTO and Chief Robot Whisperer, Savioke
Erik Nieves
Founder & CEO, PlusOne Robotics
Gervasio Mutarelli
Director, WW Automation, Flextronics
Mark Lewandowski Mark Lewandowski
Global Engineering Robotics Innovation Leader, Procter & Gamble
Nicolas De Keijser
New Markets & Application Business Line Manager, ABB
Philip Freeman
Senior Technical Fellow, Boeing
Roberta Nelson Shea Roberta Nelson Shea
Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots A/S
Samuel Bouchard Samuel Bouchard
CEO, Robotiq
Todd Dickey Todd Dickey
Engineering Coordinator, Honda Engineering North America, Inc.

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