RoboBusiness Direct is built to foster robotics innovation, expand robotics business opportunities, and to build a community of like-minded problem solvers, with the goal of driving forward growth within the robotics industry.
More than a webinar or virtual event, RoboBusiness Direct is an ongoing, integrated series of presentations and media coverage, delivered by the brightest minds within leading robotics and automation companies around the world.
Upcoming sessions include:
Advanced Actuation as a Robotics Capabilities Enablers
Thursday, October 15, 2020. Speaker: Brian Coyne, VP of Engineering, Harmonic Drive LLC
Today’s innovative robot designs require actuators that are highly functional, featuring position sensing and an integrated servo drive, without sacrificing package size or torque density. In this informative session, Brian Coyne, VP Engineering at Harmonic Drive LLC, will examine how an actuator’s design can be more of a significant enabler in robotic development.
Building a Surgical Robotics Startup to Succeed
Thursday, October 22, 2020. Speaker: Dwight Meglan, Founder and CTO, HeartLander Surgical.
In this engaging session, based on experience with five commercial surgical robotics startups, Dwight Meglan, Founder and CTO of HeartLander Surgical, will discuss various critical factors and strategies key to building a successful surgical robotics company.
The Economic Impact of Digital Manufacturing for Robotics
Monday, October 26, 2020. Speaker: Nate Evans, Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Fictiv.
An executive discussion with Nate Evans, the Co-Founder of Fictiv, to explore the quantifiable economic impact of Digital Manufacturing Ecosystems as a cost-efficient, low-risk bridge to digital transformation.
Exoskeletons and Assistive Systems
Thursday, October 29, 2020. Speaker: Conor Walsh, Professor, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University
Soft wearable robots have now left the lab and being deployed across a range of exciting application areas. This talk will give an overview of how this technology has matured and give examples of its commercial use through collaborations with industry partners.
The Future of Robotics: Research to Commercialization
Thursday, November 5, 2020. Speakers: A world-class team of robotics researchers and industry veterans, brought together by MassRobotics and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
The session will include a series of rapid-fire presentations and demonstrations designed to give attendees a peak into a variety of areas of robotics research, ranging across the greater robotics landscape, from autonomous vehicles to autonomous surgery, and everything in between.
Digital Transformation: Creating Smarter, More Connected Robots
Friday, November 13, 2020. Speaker: John Mcleney, Corporate Vice President of Strategy, PTC
In this engaging session, John McEleney, harnessing more than 30 years of product development and manufacturing experience, will share his insights on how robotics will affect design and the future of manufacturing.
The Commercial Unmanned Maritime Systems Opportunity
Friday, November 20, 2020. Speaker: Nicolaus Radford, CEO and CTO, Houston Mechatronics
In this far ranging and inspiring session, Nicolaus Radford, CEO and CTO of Houston Mechatronics, a developer of autonomous robots for deep ocean applications, will describe the growing opportunity for commercial class, unmanned maritime systems, including applications and markets.
Deploying Advanced Automation That Uses ROS
Thursday, December 3, 2020. Speaker: Matthew Robinson, ROS-Americas Program Manager, Southwest Research Institute
In this session, Matthew Robinson ROS- Americas Program Manager at Southwest Research Institute, which manages the ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas, will share recent experiences with several complex automation systems for large-scale manufacturing that have recently been placed into production where ROS was used to enable and support new capabilities.
The Future of Human Robot Collaboration: Developing the Next Generation of Industrial, Commercial and Consumer Robotics Systems
Friday, December 11, 2020. Speakers: Laura Major, CTO, Motional, Julie Shah, Associate Professor, Head of Interactive robotics group, MIT and Tom Ryden, Executive Director, MassRobotics
In this thought provoking session, appropriate for developers and end-users of robotics systems, along with business development and investment professionals, robot designers Laura Major and Julie Shah will describe how the next generation of robotics systems will operate in the real world and how they will change our relationship to technology.
Robotics as a Surgical Tool
Thursday, December 17, 2020. Speaker: Maria Shepherd, President, Medi-Vantage
In this keynote session, specifically developed for medical device corporate management, engineers, and designers in the surgical robotics domain, Maria Shepherd, President of Medi-Vantage, a medical device marketing and product development strategy advisory firm, will review the pros and cons of today’s surgical robotics systems.