Head of global research and development at Life Technologies
Managing director, the Foundry Group
Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery and Venture Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
Will robotics be the next big business in Silicon Valley? Join us for an afternoon of learning, discovery, and discussion.
Robots are inhabiting our homes, helping in operating rooms and hospitals, and taking to our highways, skies, oceans, farms, and battlefields. Futurist Paul Saffo thinks they could eventually transform our economy. But what role will Silicon Valley companies play in this emerging future? When it comes to robotics R&D, the Bay Area has long played second (or third) fiddle to clusters of robotics innovation around Boston and Pittsburgh.
At The Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley and Beyond, a special half-day event hosted by SRI International, we’ll celebrate the impressive and growing accomplishments of the leading robotics companies and laboratories around Silicon Valley and get a close-up look at some of the droids that could change our lives. We’ll also assemble some of the smartest robotics entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors from inside and outside Silicon Valley to explore strategies for strengthening the local robotics industry.
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Registration: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Program: 1:00 – 5:30 pm
Networking Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Early ‘Bot Rate (ends Mar. 22): $95
Regular Registration: $145
Startup Special: $50
Student Registration: $20
Walk-in Registration: $195