2011 Agenda


Tuesday April 12, 2011

8:15 Onsite Check-in

Morning session—Why Robotics Matter in Michigan

9:00 AM NCMS President & CEO Rick Jarman

“Ground Robotics: An Historic Opportunity for Michigan”

9:15 AM Congressman John Dingell (D-MI)

9:20-9:45 AM Vision of Robotics, Chief Scientist for Robotics, US Army, Dr. Jim Overholt

9:45 Break

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 Incorporated
  4. Entrepreneurial— Corey Clothier, 6Zulu
  5. Medical— Dr. David L. Felten, Vice President, Research, and Medical Director of the Research, Beaumont Hospital

11:30-12:30 PM Lunch and Networking

12:30- 12:45 Recap and Reset for Afternoon- Andrew Dallas

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 PM Break

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

  1. Intelligence for Autonomy– Rich Frederiksen,  Research Scientist, Soar Technology
  2. Sensors– Phil Munie,  Software Engineer, Quantum Signal
  3. Perception–  Pradeep Ranganathan,  Graduate Student,  Computer Science, University of Michigan
  4. Communications– Mark Salamango,  6Zulu
  5. User Interfaces-  Dan Bartz, Booze Allen Hamilton
  6. Platform– Jeremy Gray, U.S. Army TARDEC

3:00 Introduction to Student Networking & Demos

3:15-4:30 Informal Q&A, Demonstrations, and Networking