If you can take a few days out and make it to RoboBusiness Europe 2016, we promise you that it will be really worth your time. We have a great programme lined up with exhibitors and speakers flying in from all over the world of robotics. Some of them are bringing robots – fun, useful, helpful, incredible, amazing ones! – Some of them are bringing great ideas, thoughts and knowledge. RoboBusiness Europe is where you get to hear about trends and technologies and find out what is happening right now.
Here are some highlights:
Day 1 opens with a lively ping-pong between Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Head of Telerobotics and Haptics Laboratory at ESA André Schiele. They will be talking about Mogensen’s mission to the International Space Station in September last year.
Also on Day 1, it’s X-factor time for robotic start-ups when our Pitchfire competition kicks off. Each participant gets two minutes to sell their idea to a panel of experts.
Day 1 closes to the sound of music when the H.C. Andersen Parade joins us and performs songs from their fairytale shows.
Day 2: Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, opens the day’s sessions with a keynote on his efforts to develop lifelike androids.
Day 2: Do you remember Watson, the Jeopardy playing computer? Thursday after lunch, Robert High, Chief Technology Officer for Watson delivers a keynote about IBM’s cognitive platform.
Day 3: Remember to set your alarm clock so that you don’t miss Robert Fisk’s keynote The Superhuman Future – Technology and Gamechangers. He’s on stage at 9.05.