RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2008

The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition will be held April 8-10, 2008 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition is the only robotics event that enables decision-makers from business, government and academia to easily grasp the potential opportunities arising from emerging robotics technologies. From developing new products, services and markets to enhancing existing ones, RoboBusiness Conference & Exposition addresses critical sales, marketing and partnering strategies.

The RoboBusiness conference program will feature more than 35 sessions presented in nine tracks on April 8 and 9, 2008. The theme for the 2008 RoboBusiness event is ‘Achieving Autonomy.’ In addition, the event will feature two full days of dedicated healthcare robotics sessions under the heading ‘RoboMedicus.’

RoboBusiness Conference Tracks

Business Development and Investment Track

  • Global Partnering Opportunities
  • Research Advances and Commercialization Prospects
  • Investment Opportunities and Funding Trends
  • Market Sizing and Growth

Technology and Standards Track

  • Navigation and Control Solutions
  • Sensors and Sensor-Based Systems
  • Power Systems
  • Robot Kits, Research Robots and Development Platforms
  • COTS Robotics
  • Motors and Motor Controllers
  • Motion Controllers, Servos and Stepper Drives
  • Computer Vision and Mapping Products

Applications and Products Track

  • Emerging Markets for Industrial Robots
  • Product Availability and Distribution Opportunities
  • Products and Services for the Consumer, Commercial Civil and Government Markets
  • Robotics Suppliers and Manufacturers

Robotics Workforce Development Track

  • Locating and Keeping a Skilled Workforce
  • Curriculum Development
  • Framework for Workforce Development
  • Integrating Work and Learning

RoboMedicus (Healthcare Robotics)

  • Hospital/Pharmacy Automation
  • Surgical Robotics
  • Assistive Technology
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Telepresence Systems

Security and Defense Track

  • New Technologies for Military Robotics
  • Search, Rescue and Recovery
  • Mobile Surveillance
  • Tactical Operations
  • Military Logistics, Operations, Transportations and Other Non-traditional Uses

First Responder Robotics Track

  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Search, Rescue and Recovery
  • Explosive Ordinance Disposal
  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • HAZMAT Operations
  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety Robotics

Intelligent Transportation and Field Robotics Track

  • Teleoperation
  • Autonomous Transportation
  • Warehousing

Consumer Robotics Track

  • Intelligent Toys
  • Entertainment Robots
  • House Care / Lawn Care
  • Assistive Technology
  • Educational Robotics

On April 10, conference attendees will have the unique opportunity to attend two local robotics site visits at The National Robotics Engineering Center and Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The site visits are hosted by the Technology Collaborative and Carnegie Mellon University.

Additional program features and special events include an Expo floor showcasing over 75 companies, opening night Networking Reception on April 8, sponsored by iRobot and Foster-Miller, ‘Open Door’ Keynote by iRobot CEO, Colin Angle, and the Robot Hall of Fame cocktail reception and induction ceremony sponsored by CMU’s Robotics Hall of Fame, honoring the world’s greatest achievements in industrial and entertainment robots, as well as robots from science fiction and popular culture.

More info: RoboBusiness