2016 Agenda

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





8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

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

9:05-9:10 AM Welcoming Remarks – Rick Jarman, President & CEO, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

9:10-9:20 AM Event Congressional Greeting – The Honorable Debbie Dingell, US House of Representative

9:20-9:30 AM Event Sponsor–  Chris Brewer, Chief Engineer, Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Motor Company

9:30-10:15 AM Morning Keynote- “Space Robotics: Hits and Myths”
Associate Professor David Akin Director of Space Systems Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland

10:15-10:30 AM Break

10:30-11:10 AM Morning Panel- Autonomous Vehicle Opportunities in Michigan

Eric Dennis, Transportation Systems Analyst, Center for Automotive Research
John Maddox, UMTRI
Rob Karlsen, Research Lead, Ground Vehicle Robotics, US Army – TARDEC
Tom Waligora, Chief Robotics Engineer, Pratt & Miller Engineering

11:15-12:00 Keynote- Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard- Professor for Computer Science at the University of Freiburg and head of the research lab for Autonomous Intelligent Systems.

12:01-12:05 State Recognition Michigan Robotics Day- State Representative Adam Zemke

12:05-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:05 PM Welcoming Remarks- Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Brian Noble, University of Michigan

1:05-1:20 PM University of Michigan: Robotics Research Highlights- Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering- Chad Jenkins, University of Michigan.

1:20-1:30 PM Mobility Transformation Center Overview- Director of U-M Mobility Transformation Center- Dr. Huei Peng

1:30-3:30 PM Mcity Tour, Break-outs, Hands-on Activity, RoboFest Competitions, Drone Demonstrations, Robot Demonstrations

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

Session #1- Mobile Manipulation
Chad Jenkins-  Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Session #2- Aeronautical Robotics
Dimitra Panagou,Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Danny Ellis, Co-Founder & CEO, SkySpecs

2:30-3:30 PM Break Out Sessions Continued

Session #3- Robots in Rehabilitation
Chandramouli Krishnan, PhD
Cindy Chestek, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Session #4- STEM Education Discussion
Bob Richards, Stockbridge Robotics

3:30-3:45 PM Recognition of Outstanding Robofest Teams

3:45-4:00 PM Final Demonstrations