April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 12

12:30 – 1:30

Registration and Networking

1:30 – 1:40

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Colin Angle, iRobot
Bob Buderi, Xconomy

1:40 – 2:05

Robots and A.I. in Consumer Tech

Gary Shapiro, Consumer Technology Association

2:05 – 2:30

Startups and Investment: The Next Wave

Vivjan Myrto, Hyperplane Venture Capital
Daniel Patt, Vecna Robotics
Bilal Zuberi, Lux Capital
Rudina Seseri, Glasswing Ventures (moderator)

2:30 – 2:55

Smarter Homes and Robots

Colin Angle, iRobot

2:55 – 3:20

The iRobot Diaspora

Clara Vu, Veo Robotics
Joe Jones, Franklin Robotics
Max Makeev, Owl Labs
Hanns Anders, iRobot Ventures (moderator)

3:20 – 3:25

Robotics Innovation in Massachusetts

Patrick Larkin, MassTech Collaborative

3:25 – 3:55

Networking Break

3:55 – 4:20

Emotion A.I. and Cars

Rana el Kaliouby, Affectiva

4:20 – 4:50

The Retail and Logistics Boom

Jerome Dubois, 6 River Systems
Mary Ellen Sparrow, NextShift Robotics
Bruce Welty, Locus Robotics
Lael Odhner, RightHand Robotics
Tom Ryden, MassRobotics (moderator)

4:50 – 5:05

Robots and A.I. in the Home

Hasier Larrea, Ori
Christopher Micali, Sense

5:05 – 5:35

The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

Shakeel Avadhany, ClearMotion
Ryan Chin, Optimus Ride
Jeff Engel, Xconomy (moderator)

5:35 – 6:30

Networking Reception

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.