2017 Agenda


8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM Michigan Robotics Day Introduction

9:05-9:15 AM Welcoming Remarks – Rebecca Taylor, Senior Vice President, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

9:15-9:30 AM Congressional Greeting – The Honorable Debbie Dingell, US House of Representatives

9:30-9:40 AM Event Sponsor Talk

9:40-10:10 AM Keynote TBA

10:10-10:40 AM Discussion Panel- Drones in Michigan– Commercial Applications, R&D, and Fun.

10:40-11:10 AM Keynote- Designing for Advanced Urban Mobility– Paul Snyder- Center for Creative Studies

11:10-11:20 State Recognition Michigan Robotics Day

11:20-11:45 Demonstrations

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:00 PM Connected/Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Announcement

1:00-1:30 PM Welcoming Remarks UM, University of Michigan: Robotics Research Highlights, Michigan Robotics Laboratory Overview– Professor Jessie Grizzle

1:30-3:30 PM Q&A, Hands-on Activities, RoboFest Competitions, Drone/Robot Demonstrations

1:30-2:30 PM Q&A Sessions (You bring the questions, we’ll provide the experts!)

Session #1- From Ideas to Companies- Venture Capital

   Session #2- Drone Applications

1:30-2:30 PM Ground Robot Demonstration (Demo Area)

2:30-3:30 PM Q&A Sessions (You bring the questions, we’ll provide the experts!)

  Session #3- Smart Infrastructure/Advanced Mobility

  Session #4- STEM Education Discussion

2:30-3:30 PM Drone Demonstrations (Demo Area)

3:00 Recognition of Outstanding Robofest Teams

3:30 Event End