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July 11-13, 2016
Brooklyn, New York

BY June 17, 2016


Monday, July 11
6:00 PM
First-Timers Reception
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, July 12
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
Conference Welcome
8:50 AM
Marc Raibert, Founder, Boston Dynamics
Animal-Inspired Robots
9:50 AM
Robert Howe, Professor, School of Engineering, Harvard University
Design, Sensing, and Motor Control in Biological and Robotic Systems
10:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:00 AM
Amit Zoran, Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Hebrew University
Smart Tools and Hybrid Human–Computer Interaction
11:30 AM
Pam Mueller, Graduate Student, Department of Psychology, Princeton University
The Hazards of Mechanized Notetaking
12:10 PM
Duncan Wass, Research Director, University of Bristol School of Chemistry
Self-Healing Materials
12:50 PM
Members’ Working Lunch
2:05 PM
Sonia Chernova, Director, Robot Autonomy and Interactive Learning Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology
Human-in-the-Loop Deployment of Scalable Autonomous Systems
2:45 PM
Ian Glenn, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, Ing Robotics
Robotic Aviation Services in Harsh Conditions
3:25 PM
Coffee Break
3:55 PM
Jeremy Heffner, Product Manager for HunchLab, Azavea
Prescriptive Policing: How Man and Machine Interact to Improve Public Safety 
4:35 PM
Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University
The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Reception & Dinner

wednesday, July 13
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Rodolphe Gelin, Chief Scientific Officer, Aldebaran
Emotion for Better Robot Interactions 
9:20 AM
Antoine Blondeau, Chief Executive Officer, Sentient AI
The Autonomous Hedge Fund and Other Intelligent Systems
10:00 AM
Julie Shah, Head, Interactive Robotics Group, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
Robots for High-Intensity, Safety-Critical Applications
10:45 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 AM
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
11:25 AM
Jeff Legault, Director of Strategic Business Development, National Robotics Engineering Center, Carnegie Mellon University
The Business Case of Autonomy
12:05 PM
Chad Bouton, Managing Director, Center for Bioelectronic Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Conquering Paralysis through Bioelectronic Medicine
12:45 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 PM
Hod Lipson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead 
2:40 PM
Ian Stewart, Partner and Chief UK Economist, Deloitte
The Future of Work
3:20 PM
Bob Lucky,TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
Conference Reflections
4:00 PM
Close of Conference

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