2014 Agenda

8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Michigan Robotics Day Introduction  – Phil Callihan, Director, Strategic Projects, NCMS

9:05-9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks – Rick Jarman, President & CEO, NCMS

9:15-9:40 AM Morning Futures Panel
Commercial Drones: The Hype and the Reality

Daniel Bartz, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Tom Brady, Chief Financial Officer, SkySpecs

Morning Session – Industry Focus Automated Logistics

9:45-10:45 AM Morning Panel How Autonomous & Robotics Technology will Transform the Supply Chain

Daniel Bartz, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Mohammad Poorsartep, Research Scientist at the Texas A&M Transportation Research Institute
Pete Wurman, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Kiva Systems, Inc.

10:45- 11:00 AM Break

11:00-12:00 Special Keynote- Pete Wurman, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, Kiva Systems, Inc.
How Kiva Systems Transformed Distribution Centers with Robotics

12:01-1205 State Recognition Michigan Robotics Day- State Representative Gretchen Driskell 52nd House District

12:05-1:00 Lunch

UM Autonomous Vehicle Q&A (outside)
Quantum Signal Autonomous Vehicle Q&A (outside)

Afternoon Session –  Education & Research Focus

1:00-1:05 PM Welcoming Remarks- Professor Dawn Tilbury, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education, College of Engineering

1:05-1:20 PM University of Michigan: Robotics Research Highlights -James Forbes, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

1:20-1:30 PM Mobility Transformation Center – Professor Huei Peng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

The Michigan Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) is a government-industry partnership formed at U-M to transform global mobility by dramatically improving transportation safety, sustainability, and accessibility

1:30-3:30 PM Demonstrations, Break-out

1:30-2:30 PM Break Out Sessions with Discussion Facilitators

Session #1- Autonomous Automobiles and Active Safety

Professor Huei Peng, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Session  #2- FIRST/Robofest/Lego Robotics Teams

Jeanne Murabito, Executive Director for Student Affairs, College of Engineering, University of Michigan

CJ Chung. Professor of Computer Science, Lawrence Technological University

2:30-3:30 PM Break Out Session

Session #3- Robotics in Healthcare

Edward A. Hurvitz is Professor and Chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan Medical School

Cindy Chestek, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Session  #4- University Robotics Degree Programs

Dr. Giscard Kfoury, Assistant Professor, Director, Bachelor of Science in Robotics Engineering Program A. Leon, Lawrence Technological University

Dr. Mark J. Paulik is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Detroit Mercy

3:30-3:45 Recognition of Outstanding FIRST & Robofest Teams

4:00 Closing Remarks