Announcing the Agenda for Robotics & AI – March 3 at UC Berkeley

We’re bringing TC Classes: Robotics + AI help to UC Berkeley on March 3, and we’re furious to boom our jam-packed agenda.  For months we’ve been recruiting speakers from the ranks of doubtlessly the most innovative founders, top technologists and exhausting-charging VCs working in robotics and AI, and the speaker line-up will hold the well-known acceleration across the self-discipline in the past one year. 

Unusual for this one year, we are in a position to be web web hosting our very first pitch-off competitors for early-stage robotics companies. There is quiet time to submit your utility. 

And one fabulous fact: 2020 marks the a hundredth anniversary of the predominant employ of the phrase “robot.” What better skill to ticket the occasion than to make your mind up an Early-chook designate ($150 savings) exquisite now and exquisite here outdated to prices scheme bigger.

We’ve quiet bought some key company to boom, and can also just be including some unique names to the agenda in the impending days. In the meanwhile, take a look at out these highlights:


10:05 AM – 10:25 AM

Saving Humanity from AI with Stuart Russell (UC Berkeley)

The UC Berkeley professor and AI authority argues in his acclaimed unique guide, “Human Like minded,” that AI will doom humanity except technologists basically reform how they produce AI algorithms.

10:25 AM – 10:50 AM

Investing in Robotics and AI: Lessons from the Industry’s VCs with Dror Berman (Innovation Endeavors), Kelly Chen (DCVC), and Eric Migicovsky (Y Combinator) 

Leading merchants will dispute about the rising tide of enterprise capital funding in robotics and AI. The merchants bring a combination of early-stage investing and company enterprise capital abilities, sharing a keenness for the wild world of robotics and AI investing.

10:50 AM – 11:10 AM

Automating Amazon with Tye Brady (Amazon Robotics)

Amazon Robotics’ Chief Technology Space of business will dispute about how the corporate is the usage of the most contemporary in robotics and AI to optimize its extensive logistics. He’ll furthermore dispute about the long run of warehouse automation and the intention folk and robots fragment a workspace. 

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM

Innovation Spoil. Coming rapidly

11:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Are living Demo from the Stanford Robotics Membership

11:40 AM – 12:05 PM

Building the Robots that Kind with Daniel Blank (Toggle Industries), Tessa Lau (Dusty Robotics) and Noah Prepared-Campbell (Constructed Robotics

Can robots motivate us produce structures quicker, smarter and more cost effective? Constructed Robotics makes a self-driving excavator. Toggle is rising a novel fabrication of rebar for reinforced concrete and Dusty builds robot-powered tools. We’ll dispute with the founders of these companies to study the skill and when robots will develop into a phase of the building crew.

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM


Retract, early-stage companies, hand-picked by TechCrunch editors, will decide the stage and have 5 minutes to inform their wares.

1:20 PM – 1:35 PM

Engineering for the Red Planet with Lucy Condakchian (Maxar Applied sciences)

Maxar Applied sciences has been fervent with U.S. attach efforts for a protracted time, and is about to ship its Fifth (!) robotic arm to Mars aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Lucy Condakchian is traditional manager of robotics at Maxar and can also just consult with the assert and exhilaration of designing robotics for employ in the merciless environments of attach and totally different planets.

1:35 PM – 2:00 PM

Lending a Serving to Robotic Hand with Vivian Chu (Diligent Robotics) and Mike Dooley (Labrador Programs)

As populations age in a quantity of international locations, caregivers are turning to robots for assistance. We’ll dispute about the feature technology can play in serving to admire and merit these in need. 

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM

Toward a Driverless Future with Anca Dragan (Waymo/UC Berkeley) and Jur van den Berg (Ike)

Autonomous driving is determined to be most definitely the most perfect categories for robotics and AI. However there are heaps roadblocks standing in its skill. Specialists will dispute about how we ranking there from here. 

2:25 PM – 2:forty five PM

Innovation Spoil. Coming rapidly

2:forty five PM – 3:10 PM

Bringing Robots to Lifestyles with Max Bajracharya and James Kuffner (Toyota Research Institute Developed Construction)

This summer season’s Tokyo Olympics shall be a extensive proving ground for Toyota’s TRI-AD. Govt James Kuffner and Max Bajracharya will join us to talk referring to the department’s plans for assistive robots and self-driving vehicles.

3:10 PM – 3:35 PM

The Next Century of Robo-Exoticism with Abigail De Kosnik (UC Berkeley), David Ewing Duncan and Designate Pauline (Survival Research Labs)

In 1920, Karl Capek coined the duration of time “robot” in a play about mechanical workers organizing a come up to defeat their human overlords. 100 years later, in the context of accelerating inequality and xenophobia, the panelists will dispute about cultural views of robots in the context of “Robo-Exoticism” which exaggerates each adversarial and certain attributes and reinforces long-established fears, fantasies, and stereotypes.

3:35 PM – 4:00 PM 

Opening the Dusky Box With Explainable AI with Trevor Darrell (UC Berkeley), Krishna Gade (Fiddler Labs), and Karen Myers (SRI Global)

Machine finding out and AI objects can also furthermore be came across in with regards to each part of society this day, nonetheless their interior workings are on the total as mighty a mystery to their creators as to those who employ them. UCBerkeley’s Trevor Darrell, Krishna Gade of Fiddler Labs, and Karen Myers from SRI will dispute about what we’re doing about it and what quiet desires to be accomplished.

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM 

Innovation Spoil. Coming rapidly

4:20 PM – 4:forty five PM 

Cultivating Intelligence in Agricultural Robots with Lewis Anderson (Traptic), Sebastian Boyer (Farmwise), Michael Norcia (Pyka)

The benefits of robotics in agriculture are straightforward, yet on the same time handiest getting started. Lewis Anderson (Traptic) and Sebastien Boyer (Farmwise) will review notes on the pains of rising industrial-grade robots that each decide vegetation and weed fields respectively, and Pyka’s Michael Norcia will dispute about taking flight over these fields with an autonomous gash-spraying drone.

4:forty five PM – 5:10 PM

Fostering the Next Period of Robotics Startups with Joshua Wilson (Freedom Robotics) and speakers to be launched

Robotics and AI are the long run of many or most industries, nonetheless the barrier of entry is quiet complicated to surmount for a range of startups. These companies are serving to ease the predominant steps into the broader world of automation.

5:10 PM – 5:35 PM

Robotic Surgeons (speakers to be launched)

Robots had been phase of the running room for well over a decade, nonetheless we’re quiet handiest scratching the outside. Leaders from a quantity of robot-assisted surgical treatment companies will dispute about the altering feature of robots in the sanatorium.

Tickets are on sale now

Book your $275 early chook designate this day and assign $100 outdated to prices depart up on February 14.

Pupil tickets are honest $50 and shall be purchased here.

Bought a startup? Book a startup exhibitor kit this day and demo your organization in entrance of 1000+ attendees. Each table comes with 4 attendee tickets so that you’d divide and conquer the conference.

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