Feb 24 Wed 2016

Collaborative Robotics

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Campus Center 341 Odeum
Worcester, MA  01609


Collaborative Robotics: Could THIS be your next employee?

The Why, What and How of Integrating Collaborative Robots


Most business leaders agree that developing and maintaining a skilled workforce are among their biggest challenges. Collaborative robots, or Cobots, are a new generation of robots revolutionizing factories, warehouses and the service industry with the promise of seamless integration into operations. Unlike their industrial predecessors, cobots are nimble, cost-effective and work alongside workers collaboratively, off-loading repetitive tasks permitting skilled workers to focus on higher value-added tasks.

On February 24th SBANE’s Advanced Manufacturing Committee will host a seminar on the emerging world of collaborative robotics. Intended for CEOs, COOs and other operations managers, the two-hour event will feature presentations from three cobot experts and a panel discussion that answers the following questions:

• What are the economic, political and social dynamics driving collaborative robotics to a $1B market in 2020?

• What is a cobot and how does it differ from industrial robots of the past?

• What are good applications for cobots and what are the implementation details?

• How do I determine when a cobot is economically feasible?

Please join us for this fascinating look into this new world where cobots will assist us at work.

WPI has generously offered to provide a tour of their robotics lab following the presentation by the panelists.


Dan Kara, ABI Research, a leading robotic researcher

Jim Daly, Rethink Robotics, a forerunner in the development of collaborative robotics

Dan O’Brien, Gibson Engineering, a pioneer in the integration of collaborative robotics


Ray Ritter, Lighthouse Strategix, an industrial robots implementer for 28 years

Cost: $30 SBANE Members and $50 Non-Members

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to cancel, please notify us 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund or credit toward a future event.


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