Programme

 

Swiss Robotics Industry Day 2020

 

09:00 Doors open
09:30

Welcome address
    Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

    Dario Floreano, NCCR Director

09:40

Scientific presentations
    Prof. Herbert Shea (EPFL): Soft Machines, Hard at Work  

    Prof. Marco Hutter (ETHZ): How legged robots revolutionize mobile robotic applications

    Prof. Stéphanie Lacour (EPFL): Soft metal for future wearables and implantables  

10:40 Coffee break
11:00

Industry presentations
    Marina Bill (Global VP ABB; IFR Board Member): Robotics and Smart Manufacturing today and tomorrow

    Simon Johnson (Drone Industry Association Switzerland, Co-Founder & Board Member): Flying Robotics – beyond future aerial mobility 

    Gery Colombo (Hocoma Founder and healthcare and technology advisor): Robots in healthcare: opportunities and obstacles

12:00 Standing lunch
Exhibitions and Job Market
Start-up Carousel
15:00 Keynote: Robotics and Covid-19
    Prof. Robin Murphy (Texas A&M University; Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue)
15:15 Panel: Robotics and Covid-19
16:15 Panel: Art and Robotics
(Partnering event with EPFL Pavilions)