2012 Agenda

Monday April 9, 2012

8:00 AM Onsite registration and badge pickup opens

Morning Session

9:00 AM  Michigan Robotics Day Introduction- National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Executive Director Phil Callihan

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

“Robotics: An Historic Opportunity for Michigan”

9:20 AM  Dean David Munson- College of Engineering, University of Michigan

9:35 AM  The Honorable Carl Levin, United States Senator

9:45-11:00 AM Industry Panel
Moderator- Andrew Dallas, Vice President, Federal Systems, Soar Technology, Inc.

  • Andy Denny, FANUC Robotics
  • Chuck Jacobus, Cybernet
  • Jerry Lane, SAIC
  • Jim McBride, Ford Motor Company
  • Jonathan Nicols, Pratt & Miller
  • Mark Rosenblum, Soar Technology

11:00 Jim Overholt- Chief Scientist for Robotics U.S. Army

11:20-1:00 Demonstrations & Poster Session #1

12:30-1:00  Lunch & Networking (Industry and FIRST Teams visits begin)

Afternoon Session Education Focus

1:00-1:10 PM  Welcoming Remarks- Dr. Kenn Oldham, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, University of Michigan

1:10 – 1:30 PM University Research Highlights- Professor Stephen Forrest, Vice President for Research, University of Michigan

1:30-3:00 Break-out Sessions

  1. Autonomous Automobiles and Active Safety
  2. Robotic Reliability
  3. STEM- Making the connection between industry opportunities and curriculum goals

1:30-3:30 PM  Demonstrations & Poster Session #2

3:30-4:30 PM  Keynote Address- Dr. Lawrence Burns, Professor, Engineering Practice, Industrial and Operations Engineering University of  Michigan and Director on Sustainable Mobility Columbia University
Reinventing the Automobile:  The Transformational Mobility Systems and Services Made Possible by Self-Driving/Driverless Car and the ‘Mobility Internet’

4:30-5:00 PM SMART Scholarship Representative Recognition of Outstanding FIRST Teams

5:00-515 PM Closing Remarks- National Center for Manufacturing Sciences Executive Director Phil Callihan

5:30 Event end.