Swiss Robotics Industry Day 2018
The Swiss Robotics Industry Day took place on the 1st of November 2018 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, bringing together research and industry for the fourth consecutive time.
The growing number of participants and sponsors this year confirmed the increasing popularity of the event, with just over 300 registrations and 5 sponsors supporting this opportunity for the industry to gain privileged access to new and emerging technologies. This edition presented over 90 world-wide renowned robotics companies and provided active networking oportunities around the 70 posters and 50 technology demonstrations-
The event successfully offered our guests the chance to learn about investment opportunities and state of the art technology spin-offs and SMEs. Participants also experienced cutting edge technology demonstrations and were able to discuss future trends in robotics with the experts. Start-ups and researchers also had the opportunity to create new business links and forge new contacts.
Alongside this programme,the 2018 Swiss Robotics Industry Day proposed a diverse and dynamic group of speakers, both from research and industry, as well as panellists who provided in-depth expert insights into the future of robotics.
We would like to thank our sponsors and all the participants: guests, speakers and exhibitors for making the event a success.
08:45 WELCOME COFFEE & BADGE PICK UP
Martin Vetterli, EPFL President
Dario Floreano, NCCR Robotics Director
Philippe Leuba, Councilor of the State of Vaud (economy)
10:00 PLENARY SESSION 1
Hard challenges of soft robotics
Prof. Jamie Paik, Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, EPFL
5G – The network of the future
Julian Dömer, Head of Innovation enterprise customers, Swisscom
10:50 COFFEE BREAK – NETWORKING – EXHIBITION
11:20 PLENARY SESSION 2
Are we ready for autonomous drones?
Prof. Davide Scaramuzza, Robotics and Perception Group, UZH
Indoor inspections with safe drones for inaccessible places
Dr. Adrien Briod, co-founder and CTO, Flyability
12:10 STANDING LUNCH – NETWORKING – EXHIBITION
13:15 VIP KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
The future of automation: the perspective of ABB Robotics
Massimo Muzzi, VP Global business development, ABB
14:00 COFFEE BREAK – NETWORKING – EXHIBITION
16:00 END OF EVENT