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2015 Webcast

Robots Transforming Lives

Special Thanks to Ford Motor Company
Exclusive Automotive Sponsor of 2015 Michigan Robotics Day



Michigan Robotics Day Introduction – Phil Callihan, Director, Strategic Projects, NCMS

Welcoming Remarks – Rick Jarman, President & CEO, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences


Event Congressional Greeting – The Honorable Debbie Dingell, US House of Representatives

Morning Keynote- Craig Stephens, Chief Engineer, Controls Engineering in Ford Research & Advanced Engineering

Message from Governor Rick Snyder


Morning Panel How Drone Technology is Set to Transform Michigan

Lt. Chris Bush- Michigan State Police
Danny Ellis- SkySpecs
Ella Atkins, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
Harry Arnold- Detroit Drone

Keynote- Navigation and Mapping for Self-Driving Robotic Vehicles

John J. Leonard, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering and Associate Department Head for Research in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering

State Recognition Michigan Robotics Day – State Representative Gretchen Driskell

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


1:05-1:20 PM University of Michigan: Robotics Research Highlights- Assistant Professor Cindy Chestek,  University of Michigan


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