Robotics Summit & Expo

5/10/2022 - 5/11/2022


Engineering the Future of Robotics

The Robotics Summit & Expo is a multifaceted educational forum and expo dedicated to addressing the issues involved with the design, development, manufacture and delivery of commercial robotics and intelligent systems products and services.

The program of keynotes and general sessions are designed to provide professionals the information they need to successfully develop the next generation of commercial robotics systems.

MassTLC members receive a 25% discount on full conference passes. Contact for a discount code.


Pre-Conference  - May 9, 2022

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Robotics Design for Additive Manufacturing Workshop

May 10, 2022

7:30 AM

Registration Open

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

Brian Gerkey

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Robotics Needs a Babelfish: The Skinny on Robot Interoperability

By Brian Gerkey Co-founder and CEO | Open Robotics

Rick Faulk

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Robotics Automation in the Warehouse: Optimizing Productivity with Business Intelligence

By Rick Faulk Chief Executive Officer | Locus Robotics

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

Jon Hirschtick

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

The Future of Product Design in a Connected World Speaker

By Jon Hirschtick Executive Vice President | PTC; General Manager, Onshape and Atlas | PTC

Eric Lind

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Power System Design Consideration for AMR and AGV Applications

By Eric Lind Vice President | Ultralife Corporation

Matthew Robinson

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Deploying Advanced Automation Solutions that Leverage ROS

By Matthew Robinson Program Manager | ROS-Industrial Consortium - Americas

Fady Saad

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

The Rise of Robotics Unicorns

By Fady Saad Cofounder | MassRobotics

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Bonus Track TBA 1

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM


Svorad Stolc

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3D Reconstruction of Moving Scenes Using Parallel Structured Light

By Svorad Stolc CTO | Sensors Business Unit

Nathan Brooks

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Unsupervised Autonomy for Outdoor Mobile Manipulation: An Integrated Approach

By Nathan Brooks CTO | PickNik Robotics, Amanda Sgroi Director, Computer Vision and Autonomy | RE2

Andra Keay

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

New Initiatives to Support the Local Manufacture of Robotics Solutions

By Andra Keay Managing Director | Silicon Valley Robotics

Jes Chosid

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Robots and You – What Are the Next Opportunities?

By Jes Chosid CEO | NixieDip, Parna Sarkar-Basu CEO and Founder | Brand and Buzz Marketing, LLC

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Technologies, Tools and Platforms Track Session TBA 3

Matthias Scheutz

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Developing Cognitive Robotics Systems

By Matthias Scheutz CEO | Thinking Robots

Reese Mozer

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Panel: Different Paths to Successful Commercialization: A Discussion of Three Roads Taken

By Reese Mozer CEO and Co-Founder | American Robotics, Tom Galluzzo Founder and CTO | IAM Robotics, Andy McMillan Advisory Board Chairman | Cirtronics

Michael Skocik

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Opportunities for AI-Enabled Robotics in Manufacturing

By Michael Skocik Program Manager | ARM Institute

Margaret Welsh

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Critical Intellectual Property Issues for Robotics Companies

By Margaret Welsh Senior Associate | Baker Botts L.L.P., Linda Thayer Partner | Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Exhibition/Networking Break

Peter Vicars

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Innovations in Sensors, Sensing and Robot Vision

By Peter Vicars CEO | Ras Labs, Amir Bousani Founder and CEO | RGo, Steve Crowe Editor | The Robot Report

Adrian Macneil

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Designing the Next Generation of Robotics Visualization

By Adrian Macneil CEO | Foxglove

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Manufacturability, Production and Distribution Track TBA 4

Stephen Scheirey

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Spot-On Dead Reckoning for Indoor Autonomous Robots

By Stephen Scheirey Senior Director, Software | CEVA

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Refreshments on the Exhibit Floor

May 11, 2022

Registration Open

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Special Breakfast Keynote

Melonee Wise

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Why the Cloud is a Force Multiplier for Robotics

By Melonee Wise Vice President of Robotics Automation | Zebra Technologies

Greg Smith

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Collaborative Robotics - Resolving the Manufacturing Labor Crisis, Creating New Opportunities

By Greg Smith President, Industrial Automation Group | Teradyne

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor

Craig Van den Avont

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Motion Control and Robotics Opportunities

By Craig Van den Avont President | GAM Enterprises, Stephen Funk Chief Engineer, Electromagnetics | Kollmorgen, Jonathan Dougherty Business Development Manager | HEIDENHAIN CORPORTION, Dan Kara Vice President, Robotics | WTWH Media

Daniel Theobald

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Build to Learn: How to Succeed Through Action

By Daniel Theobald Chief Innovation Officer | Vecna Robotics, Siddharth Chhatpar Chief Architect, Innovation and Product Development | Vecna Robotics

Matt Wicks

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Design, Engineering and Manufacturing Services Solutions for Robotics Solution Providers

By Matt Wicks Director of Robotics | Celestica, Dan Kara Vice President, Robotics | WTWH Media

Matthew Rendall

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Seeing Is Believing: Simulating AMRs for Successful Deployments

By Matthew Rendall CEO | OTTO Motors

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch on the Exhibit Floor

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Technologies, Tools and Platforms Track TBA 2

YJ Lim

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Model-Based Design for Advanced Robotics Systems

By YJ Lim Senior Technical Robotics Product Manager | MathWorks

Liz Stortstrom

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

3D Printed End-of-Arm Tools: Advantages, Applications, & Use Cases

By Liz Stortstrom Application Engineer | HP

Brad Bogolea

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Creating a Better Robot for Consumer Environments

By Brad Bogolea CEO | Simbe Robotics

Brandon Minor

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Future of Sensors for Robots

By Brandon Minor CEO | Tangram Vision

Dave Rollinson

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Hardware Is Not a Commodity: The Case for Modular Force-Controlled Actuation

By Dave Rollinson Co-Founder and Chief Engineer | HEBI RoboticsBio

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Manufacturability, Production and Distribution Track TBA 3

Jon Barad

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

How Lidar Enables Advanced Autonomous Mobile Robots

By Jon Barad VP of Corporate Development | Velodyne Lidar

Kevin Blankespoor

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

The Next Generation of Mobile Robot Applications

By Kevin Blankespoor Vice President and General Manager of Warehouse Robotics | Boston Dynamics

4:45 PM

Event Ends

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

MassRobotics Career Fair


Boston Convention & Exhibition Center 415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210 United States
5/10/2022 - 5/11/2022
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