Robotics as a Transformative Manufacturing Technology: Status and Future

Friday, 14 February 2014
Regency D (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Rodney Brooks , Rethink Robotics, Boston, MA
The robotics revolution is just beginning, despite decades of using industrial robots. While old generation robotics were single-task, heavy and complex to control, a new generation of robotics is emerging from Artificial Intelligence research which are light, flexible, oriented to many tasks, and intuitive to command. As a leader in the industrial robotic revolution, the presenter will discuss the evolution of robots, the expected changes in manufacturing and spillovers to other sectors.