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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

Moozi recently featured on Steve Harvey Program!  KDaly- super computer   MarkForged 3D and composites   MakerBot and Laser Scanner 


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.


Committee: Lori Jones, David Bonneau, Dan Hulub, Kapeel KrishanaSharad Mehta

 

Committee Chair Lori Jones 

    Robotics, manufacturing, sensors, Mems, imaging, and industrial automation cluster at TechSandBoxRobotics, manufacturing, and industrial automation cluster at TechSandBox       Lori Jones Co Chairs the robosam sig     David Bonneau  Kapeel Krishana, PhD  Dan Hulub Manufacturing Engineer  Sharad Mehta             Prior Programs  


Speaker’s Name:     Candace Sidner

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 natural language.  

 

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 Science.

 

Company Website: http://www.wpi.edu/academics/cs/


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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