RIA Robotics Week

Join experts from the leading robotics and automation companies as the industry comes together for 4 days of valuable educational sessions, keynotes and exhibits.


10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET ROUNDTABLE: How Robotics & Automation Are Transforming Industries
Martin Buehler, CTO, Wavemaker Labs;
Marty Linn, Director -- Manufacturing Automation Center, Tyson Food Products;
Aaron Prather, Senior Technical Advisor, FedEx;
Tim Rowland, CEO, Badger Technologies
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET KEYNOTE: 3M's Automation Journey
Timothy Salaba, Factory of the Future Engineering Manager, 3M
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET BREAK
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM ET How Does a Company Get Started With Robotics?
Steve Green, President - USA, KUKA Robotics;
Matt Tyler, CEO, Vickers Engineering;
Mark Lewandowski, Robotics Innovation Technical Section Head, Procter & Gamble


Ease-of-Use Robotics: Enabling a Developer Ecosystem
Kel Guerin, CTO & Co-Founder, READY Robotics
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET The Next Generation of Robotics Driving Automation in Industry 4.0 Era
Dev Singh, GM of Robotics, Drones & Intelligent Machines, Qualcomm
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET The Criteria for Choosing a Robotics System Integrator
Craig Salvalaggio, COO, AMT
Advances in Robotic Picking and Grasping
Mike Daymond, Kindred;
Adrian Kratky, Photoneo;
Dave Coleman, PickNik;
Jared Glover, CapSen;
Mike Hyslop, Dexterity;
Matt Mason, Berkshire Grey
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM ET The ROI of Robotics: Case Studies in Automation
Joe Gemma, Global VP Sales & Marketing, Calvary Robotics;
Tyler McCoy, Vice President, JR Automation;
Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solution Architect, Honeywell Intelligrated
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE: The State of the Global Robotics Industry
Co-sponsored by the International Federation of Robotics

Michael Cicco, President & CEO, FANUC America Corp.;
Klaus Koenig, CEO, KUKA Robotics;
Robert Little, CEO, ATI Industrial Automation;
 Milton Guerry, President, SCHUNK;
Doug Olson, President & CEO, Harmonic Drive
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET KEYNOTE: What's Next for Robotics: A Look at the U.S. Robotics Road Map
Henrik Christensen, Director, Contextual Robotics Institute, University of California San Diego
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET BREAK
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM ET Introduction to Robot Application Safety
Roberta Nelson Shea, Global Technical Compliance Officer, Universal Robots
Robotics Startup Showcase:
Meet These Cutting-Edge Companies

SK Gupta, GrayMatter Robotics
Arye Barnehama, Elementary Robotics
Aaron Edsigner, Hello Robot
Clark Jeria, Freedom Robotics
Oliver Wang, Flexiv
Buck Jordan, Miso Robotics
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET Advances in Automated Material Removal
Carl Doeksen, 3M;
Fritz Carlson, President & CEO, Acme Manufacturing Company;
Robert Little, CEO, ATI Industrial Automation
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET How Mobile Robots Make Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS) Accessible to All
Rob Sullivan, President & CEO, AutoGuide
Leveraging End-Of-Arm Tooling and Cable Management for Application Success
 Lou Finazzo, Vice President Sales, FANUC America Corporation;
Baron Kendrick, Standard Tool Changer Product Manager, ATI Industrial Automation;
Dan Broihan, Sales Manager, LEONI;
Mark Patterson, Business Development Manager, SCHUNK
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM ET Enhancing Production Through the Latest in Robotic Technology
Cliff Cole, Country Leader, U.S.A. Food and Beverage, ABB;
Corey Morton, Head of Product Management, B&R Industrial Automation
Robot Gripping: Focus on Your Collaborative Application
Kristian Hulgard, General Manager - Americas, OnRobot
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET ROUNDTABLE: The Future of Robotics
Esben Østergaard, REInvest Robotics;
Ben Wolff, CEO, SARCOS Robotics;
Aaron Edsinger, CEO, Hello Robot;
Michael Perry, VP Business Development, Boston Dynamics
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET KEYNOTE: The Case for Legs: Bringing Digit to Market
Damion Shelton, CEO, Agility Robotics
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET BREAK
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM ET Employability – How to Harness Robotic Competency for I4.0
Ted Rozier, Director of Engineering, Festo Didactic
Gary McMurray, Associate Director, Collaborative Robotics, Georgia Tech
Gary Miller, President, Miller Resource Group
Lisa Masciantonio, Chief Workforce Officer, ARM Institute
Montez King, Executive Director, NIMS
Logistics and Warehousing:
 Use Cases for Robotics

Andreas Boedenauer, CEO, AGILOX
Rob Sullivan, President & CEO, Autoguide
Josh Cloer, MiR
Jason Walker, CEO & Co-Founder, Waypoint Robotics
Matt Wicks, Chief Robotics Solution Architect, Honeywell Intelligrated
Mark Messina, Chief Operating Officer, the Americas, Geek+
Karen Leavitt, Chief Marketing Officer,  Locus Robotics
Nicolas De Keijser, Head of Sales, Boston Dynamics
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET ROS-Industrial and Open-Source Solutions Making a Difference on the Factory Floor
Matthew Robinson, Program Manager ROS-Industrial Consortium - Americas, Southwest Research Institute
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET Using Robotics for Disinfection During a Global Pandemic
Melonee Wise, CEO, Fetch
Collaborative Robots - Delivering ROI in Less than a Year
Joe Campbell, Universal Robots
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM ET The State of Robotics Across the Medical Spectrum
Corey Ryan, Director of Medical Robotics, North America, KUKA Robotics
Use Cases for Collaborative Robots
Gregory Buell, Senior Engineer, FANUC
Brandon Harrison, Engineering Manager, Staubli
Andie Zhang, ABB
Joe Campbell, Universal Robots
Micheal Castor, Product Manager, Yaskawa
Brian Carlisle, Precise Automation
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM ET Case Study: Design Challenges in Robotics Application
Brian Coyne, Harmonic Drive LLC
Elliott Morris, Mistras Group
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM ET ROUNDTABLE: Get Smart: How AI-Powered Robotics Will Change Automation
Jon Battles, Director of World Wide Robotics Advanced Technologies, Amazon;
Juan Aparicio, Head Advanced Manufacturing Automation, Siemens;
Andrey Shtylenko, Global AI Solution Architect, Honeywell;
Murali Gopalakrishna, Head of Product Management, Autonomous Machines, NVIDIA
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET KEYNOTE: How GM is Leveraging Technology in Challenging Times
Richard Phillips, Executive Director - Vehicle Systems Manufacturing Engineering, General Motors
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET BREAK
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM ET Making Factories More Flexible with Advanced Machine Vision Systems
Clara Vu, CTO and Co-founder, Veo Robotics
FIRESIDE CHAT: Why Teradyne is Betting
 Big on Robotics

Walter Vahey, Executive VP-Corporate Development, Teradyne
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM ET The Role of the Cloud in Robotics and Automation
Roger Barga, General Manager, Amazon Web Services
Supervised Autonomy - Extending the Capabilities of Robotics
Erik Nieves, Founder, PlusOne Robotics
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM ET Driving Robotics Innovation Through a Frictionless Manufacturing Experience
Jean Olivieri, COO, Fictiv
TeleOperation of Robots, for Lights-Out Manufacturing and Social Distancing in the Factory
Prajod Vettiyattil, Robotics Architect, Wipro
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM ET Robotic Painting & Dispensing: Trends, Opportunities in GI and Automotive Components
Dan Hasley, Kawasaki Robotics

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