Robotics technology, currently $45.5 billion global market, has had a huge impact on countless industries, including agricultural technology, automotive, healthcare, labor, warehousing and logistics. With advances in artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and mobile technologies, especially lidar sensors and computer vision, autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are opening the door to a wider range of use cases and a market forecast of $120.3 billion by 2026.
While the future of robotics looks bright, the direction it takes will ultimately be determined by the next generation of roboticists – and the scientists who nurture and inspire their research and ideas.
That’s why we’re thrilled that Matthew Johnson-Roberson, Director of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and Professor in the School of Computer Science, and Daniela Rus, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, will be joining to us on stage TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 July 22 in Boston, Massachusetts.
We will touch on their respective areas of current research, breakthroughs in robotics, and the role colleges and universities are playing in accelerating the next generation of robotics startups. Both guests take the stage with deep knowledge, experience and passion for robots and their ability to unlock human potential.
At Carnegie Mellon, Johnson-Roberson is developing robotic systems capable of operating under complex dynamic conditions. He believes that robotic perception has the potential to lead to the development of new areas of robotic tasks.
Prior to taking up his current position, Johnson-Roberson was an Associate Professor of Engineering in the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He was one of the leaders of Ford University’s Center for Autonomous Vehicles (FCAV) and founded and led the DROP (Deep Optical Perception Robot) lab, which explores 3D reconstruction, segmentation, data mining, and visualization. He also has experience working with startups as a co-founder of Refraction AI.
Daniela Rus is Director of CSAIL at MIT, where she is also Associate Dean for Research at the College of Computing. Shvartsman and director of the joint research center Toyota-CSAIL. Rus’ research interests include robotics, artificial intelligence and data science.
She envisions that in the next sixty years, robots will move from an industrial environment to a more human-centric environment to help them with physical tasks—to the point that robots will become as much a part of human life as smartphones are today.
Prior to joining MIT, Rus, a 2002 MacArthur Fellow, member of the ACM, AAAI, and IEEE, and member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, was a professor in the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth. College.
Don’t miss this exciting chat with two of the world’s leading robotics scientists to learn about the next generation of robotics and where it could take us.
TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 will take place on July 22 in Boston, Massachusetts. Buy a pass until Friday, April 29, 11:59 pm (PT) and get a second pass for free. Then get ready to join the leading technologists, manufacturers, thinkers, researchers and investors of the robotics community.
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