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Robotics, Sensors, Automation, Manufacturing SIG (RoboSAM) 1st Mondays, 5:30p-8:15p (except for holidays so see Calendar, please). We start food, networking and registration at 5:30p with program
proceedings about 6:15p. $25 early bird (until one week before the program at 5pm) /$35 after. Includes food. Members of this SIG are admitted free.
This special interest group is targeted at the folks who make the products that help make the products and people using these tools to make their own product. Got it? This includes: manufacturing and manufacturers, prototyping, sensors, signal processing, testing, measurement, vision, robotics, automation and even MEMs and semiconductors.
June 1: The
“Makers” Gathering: Speed Networking for Manufacturers, Product Developers,
Contract Designers, EEs, MechEs, Roboticists, and IoT and Electronics Startups! 6PM start time for Food; 6:15PM for Networking
We are the people who design and develop the
products you can touch! If you’re part of this ecosystem, or want to be, come
to this program. We’ll do 1 minutes pitches around the room and then break into
tables of commonality.
If you are a service provider, equipment
manufacturer, design house, or contract engineer and want to meet someone who could
use your product or service, come. We have room for 10, 3' table/floor spaces too ($100 sponsorship, email us).
MC'd by Barbara Finer
Contact the Chairs if
you have an interest in serving on the Steering Committee. One year+
commitment, attendance at committee meetings and programs, ability to
attract panelists/speakers/cases and organize/ moderate the program 2x a year in a timely fashion. Build a strong(er) network, meet interesting people, lead, and help. Membership included as a small reward fro us to you.
Speaker’s Title:Research Professor, Computer Science
Short Bio:Candace L. (Candy) Sidner has a long-standing interest in human
communication and collaboration, and their application to agents, robots and
interfaces, especially those using gesture, social behavior, speech, and
Candy is a
Research Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with extensive
experience in industrial labs, and independent consultant on projects
including the RESPECT project for health information for clinical trials. She
is PI of the Always On Relational Agent project with Chuck Rich at WPI and
Tim Bickmore at Northeastern University, Co-PIs. She has recently worked on
multimodal (including gesture) interfaces using a humanoid robot for the role
of engagement in conversation.
Candy is a
Fellow and past Councilor of the Association for the Advancement of
Artificial Intelligence, was elected a Fellow of the Association for
Computational Linguistics in 2013, and is a senior member of the IEEE.
She has been general chair for a number of conferences, and services on two
journal editorial boards. She was also President of the Association for
Computational Linguistics. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Computer
Company Pitch: WPI’s Computer
Science program is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science
itself, offering course work and specializations in areas such as
human-robotic interaction, intelligent tutoring and educational data mining,
bioinformatics, computer security and privacy, and graphics and animation
among many others.
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