2 Apr '14
On September 17-18, 2014, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre, more than 500 global industry leaders will share their insights into the worldwide explosion of robotics and autonomous systems at the Fourth Annual Robotics Alley Conference & Expo.
Robotics Alley began as an initiative to spur public-private partnerships within robotics and has quickly grown toward its goal of becoming the leading robotics and automation conference in the Midwest. It brings together the businesses, universities, media, investors and policy professionals who will shape the future of the global robotics industry and transform transportation, medicine, agriculture, security, manufacturing, STEM education and more.
This years’ Conference will feature 9 tracks for attendees to gather information pertinent to their field.
The nine tracks are:
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Healthcare & Medical Device
Manufacturing & Assembly
Security & Defense
Retail & Commercial Logistics
Research & Development
Legal & Business
Why You Should Attend:
Conference attendees have the opportunity to network and share ideas with regional, national and
international robotics-industry leaders. The two-day event is packed with top speakers and thoughtprovoking
presentations on the impact robotics and automation have on a variety of industries.
The audience at the Conference can be broken down into the following segments:
Manufacturers of robots and the parts and supplies used in robots
End users of robotic technology, including: Agriculture companies, healthcare companies and
medical device companies, defense groups/government entities, transportation services and
aviation companies, universities and researchers
Financial investors and entrepreneurs
Students and future developers through the STEP curriculum
Trade media and consumer media
Robotics Alley started in 2011 as a means to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research, and development of robotics and automation systems. It has become one of the premier robotics conferences in the country and features seminars, exhibits, networking and more.
Attendance at the event doubled from 2011 to 2013, and more than 600 robotics industry leaders are expected at this year’s event.
Notable speakers at previous events have included:
o Peter W. Singer, author of Wired for War
o Rodney Brooks, CEO of Rethink Robotics and co-founder of iRobot
o Dr. Chul Hue Park, Executive Director of Policy and Planning at the Korea
Institute for Robotics Industry Advancement (KIRIA)
o Daniel H. Wilson, author of “Robopocalypse”
o Lt. General Rick Lynch, Executive Director of the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
o Mike Toscano, President and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
This year’s event will be the largest yet, with nine concurrent tracks of content covering agriculture, healthcare & medical devices, manufacturing & assembly, transportation, security & defense, retail & commercial logistics, investment, research & development and legal & business.
A special area of this year’s expo hall will be designated to highlight STEM education in grades K-12 from throughout the Midwest.
To learn more or register for the event, go to roboticsalley.org.