Industry Forum - ICRA 2019

Date: Monday May 20, 2019
Duration: 10:45 – 17:30

Room: Room 518ab
Organizers: Toshio Fukuda, Dominik Bösl, Tamás Haidegger

Expected headcount: 150

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This is a call for contribution (2-4 pages extended abstract) gain better visibility. This Industry Forum publication can expand your work’s influence and prominence in the robotics field. Refer to the call for contributions for more information.

The recurring ICRA Industry Forum is a showcase of successful robotics and AI based businesses from across the globe, featuring renowned entrepreneurs talking about their successes and failures,  business models, market potentials and technology trends. It is open to all attendees of ICRA, particularly interesting for those aspiring robotics and AI entrepreneur career.

This year again, the program includes three key tracks: traditional Industry Forum, Robotics Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RIE) Forum and the IERA Awards.

The IERA Award session will highlight and honor the achievements of inventors and whose ideas translate into world-class products. The award is jointly sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).

10:45 Welcome greetings and opening speech (Dominik Bösl, IEEE RAS)

11:05 – 12:00  Session 1
11:05 – 11:30: Keynote 1 (Juliana Lim, SGInnovate)
11:30 – 12:00: Keynote 2 (David Dubois, Kinova)

12:00-13:30  Lunch break

13:30-15:45  Session 2
13:30-13:40: Opening of the IERA Award finals (Dominik Bösl)
13:40 – 14:40: Four IERA Award finalist pitches (10 min pitch + 5 min Q&A): BOR UV Disinfection Robot; Neo 3D Camera; MIR application; ABB OmniCore
14:40 – 15:10: Keynote 3 (Hisashi Sugiura, Yanmar Co.)
15:10 – 15:45: Industry contributions 1 (short talks and poster teasers)
15:45-16:15  Coffee break + poster session

16:15-17:30  Session 3
16:15 – 16:45: Keynote 4 (Robert Zhang, CloudMinds Technology Inc.)
16:45 – 17:15: Panel Discussion on Translational Research pro & cons and Industrial Experience
17:15 – 17:30: Industry contributions 2 (short talks and poster teasers)

All breaks are served in the exhibit hall which is located in room 220.