2011 Agenda


Tuesday April 12, 2011

Morning session—Why Robotics in Michigan

9:00 AM  NCMS President & CEO Rick Jarman

“Ground Robotics: An Historic Opportunity for Michigan”

9:20 AM Congressman John Dingell (D-MI)

9:40 AM Vision of Robotics, Chief Scientist for Robotics, US Army,  Dr. Jim Overholt

10:00-11:30 AM Panel Discussion-Robotics in the 21st century (and beyond),  Sara Blackmer

  1. Defense— Jeff Jaczkowski, Deputy Project Manager for the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RS JPO)
  2. Transportation— Jeffrey Rupp, Manager, Safety Systems Engineering Ford Motor Company
  3. Industrial— Bob Rochelle, Kawasaki Robotics
  4. Entrepreneurial— Corey Clothier, 6Zulu
  5. Medical— Dr. David L. Felten, is the Vice President, Research, and Medical Director of the Research
  6. Agriculture– MSU

11:30-12:15 PM Lunch and Networking

12:15- 12:45 Intelligent Ground  Vehicles Competition Presentation

Afternoon session—STEM Hands on experience

12:45-1:45  Team Michigan MAGIC experience and demo,  Ed Olson (University of Michigan)  WEBCAST

  1. Technical elements
  2. Demonstration- Team Michigan, the University of Michigan and SoarTech, took first place in the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC) 2010 held in Australia. The team’s 14 autonomous robots built by University of Michigan students mostly from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, won a $750,000 grant for winning the competition.  Simplify demonstration over that done in Australia.
  3. Students hands-on with MAGIC equipment

1:45-2:00 Break

2:00-3:00 PM Panel Discussion- Robotics Discipline Experts, Andrew Dallas

  1. Mechanical
  2. Sensors
  3. Manipulators
  4. Perception
  5. Autonomy
  6. Communications
  7. User Interface

3:00-4:15 PM High School Robotics Team Demos, Q & A students-researchers-industry, posters, exhibits

4:15-4:30 PM Closing Remarks