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NextGens Technologies
December 2-3, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia

WEDNESDAY, December 1 - FIELD TRIP
12:30 pm
Members’ Field Trip to Georgia Tech
7:00 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner

THURSDAY, December 2 - CONFERENCE
7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am
Conference Welcome
Leonard Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
8:45 am
Conference Overview
Peter Cochrane, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 am
Upgrading Humans: Practical Experiments Using Implant Technology
Kevin Warwick, Professor of Cybernetics, University of Reading
9:45 am
Sensing Visual Motion
Geoffrey Barrows, Founder, Centeye, Inc.
10:15 am
Break
10:45 am
Intelligent, Content Based, Visual Search -- Bridging the Gap
Joseph Santucci, Founder, President, and CEO, piXLogic, LLC
11:15 am
Shape Search
Karthik Ramani, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
11:45 am
Polite Technology: Designing Wireless Products with Manners
David Rose, President, Ambient Devices
12:15 pm
Update: Personal Devices
Gordon Bell, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:45 pm
Where the Art and Science of Medicine Meet
Mark Liponis, Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
2:15 pm
Remote Presense
Yulun Wang, CEO, InTouch Health, Inc
2:45 pm
Advances in Virtual Reality
Hunter Hoffman, Cognitive Psychologist, Human Interface Technology Lab, University of Washington
3:15 pm
Break
3:45 pm
Expressive AI
Michael Mateas, Assistant Professor, Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology
4:15 pm
Robots: Are They for Real This Time?
Rodney Brooks, Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT and CTO, iRobot
7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner

FRIDAY, December 3 - CONFERENCE
7:30 am

Breakfast

8:30 am
TTI/TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 am
Risk Mitigation in Logistics Using AI
Peter Cochrane, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:15 am

Location-aware Wireless Technologies
Chris Jones, CEO, Infomatrix

9:45 am

Nanotechnology Update
Ralph Merkle, Director, Georgia Tech Information Security Center

10:15 am
Break
10:45 am
Multifunctional Self-Assembled Materials and Metal Rubber™
Jennifer Lalli, Director of Nanocomposites, Nanosonic, Inc.
11:15 am
Exoskeletons
Stephen Jacobsen, Founder and CEO, Sarcos
12:00 pm
Collaborating with Smartblobz
Matthew Bate, CTO, Essentially Different
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:45 pm
NextGens in Hard Disc Drives: The Future of Storage
Mark Kryder, CTO, Seagate Technology
2:15 pm
Home Automation for the Mass Market
Brent Bilger, Vice President, Destiny Networks
2:45 pm
Optical Sensor Technologies
Martin Lawrence, CTO, Cambridge Optical Sciences
3:30 pm
Conference Wrap-Up
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 pm
Close of Conference

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