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RIC Americas Annual Meeting

  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr Chicago, IL USA (map)

All seats for the Consortium meeting are filled. A waiting list has been established for further registration.

The ROS-Industrial Consortium Americas will host its annual meeting in conjunction with the Automate 2017 show in Chicago.

When: April 7, 2017 (Immediately following Automate 2017)

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Adler Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Chicago, IL 60616, USA

Pre-meeting Dinner: A dinner will precede the April 7 meeting at 7:30 PM on April 6 (see below for details).

Host:Paul Hvass, RIC-Americas Program Manager

Registration:Click this link to register.


Thursday Evening April 6, 2017, 7:30 PM:

  • Dinner (Provided): A hosted dinner will be held at the Chicago Oyster House near the McCormick Center the evening before the RIC meeting.

Friday April 7, 2017, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Members Only): Some highlights of the annual members meeting include:

  • Consortium Updates: Learn about the latest ROS-I community developments from the three leaders of our international Consortia, and planned Consortium activities for 2017.
  • Lunch Keynote:
    • Title: Flexible Automation for Manufacturing in Heavy Industries
    • Presenter: Matthew Robinson, Automation Team Leader, Manufacturing Technology, Caterpillar Inc.
    • Abstract: Traditional automation solutions serving high volume uniform product applications haven’t translated well to high-mix low-lot applications in heavy industries. A new flexible approach is needed to enable new capabilities for traditional robotic equipment by leveraging modular, advanced perception-driven functionality. To realize this vision, the whole robotics community – including university partners, applied researchers, industry, regulation, and integrators – needs to embrace open solutions. The Scan-N-Plan Robotic Blending Consortium project is an important first step on our advanced robotics journey to the benefit of shareholders, customers, and partners in the factory.
  • Technical Presentations: Invited talks by ROS-I innovators.
  • Focused Technical Projects: We will provide an update on current Consortium projects and upcoming 2017 projects.
  • Roadmapping: The meeting will include a round table discussion about the ROS-I technical roadmap which will set the agenda for the 2017 activities.
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Detailed Agenda for April 7

Time Description Organization
0800 Registration, Light Breakfast  
0830-0845 Welcome and Introductions Host
0845-0915 ROS-I Consortium is Global and Growing SwRI
0915-0945 ROSIN: ROS-I as an EU Digital Industrial Platform for Robotics Fraunhofer IPA
0945-1000 Break  
1000-1030 ROS-I Consortium Asia Pacific Launch ARTC
1030-1100 Open Mic Q/A with Tully Foote OSRF
1100-1130 Automated Path Planning to Constraint Manifolds in Confined Space... Boeing
1130-1200 Paths to Trajectories: Time Parameterization in the Context of ROS-I 3M
1200-1230 Lunch  
1230-1300 Keynote: Flexible Automation for Manufacturing in Heavy Industries Caterpillar
1300-1400 ROS-I Technical Roadmapping Round Tables Moderators
1400-1445 Upcoming Focused Technical Projects (FTPs) SwRI
1445-1500 Break  
1500-1530 FTP Round Tables Moderators
1530-1600 ARM Institute Manufacturing USA
1600-1645 Short Topics: NIST, Traclabs, UT Austin NRG Multi
1645-1700 Wrap up and Action Items Host
1700 End  

Earlier Event: March 22
European Robotics Forum 2017 (UK)
Later Event: April 19
RoboBusiness Europe 2017