Programme

 

Swiss Robotics Industry Day 2020

5 November 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
Prof. Dario Floreano (EPFL Professor, Director of NCCR Robotics and Lab of Intelligent Systems)
Jessica Rochat (EvaLab, University Hospitals of Geneva)
Jodoc Helmiger (Uveya)
Patrick Meyer (Executive Director of WeRobotics)
Prof. Robin Murphy (Texas A&M University; Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue)
Thomas Estier (CEO of Rovenso)
Moderation: Jessica Davis (SwissInfo)
16:15 Panel: Art and Robotics
(Partnering event with EPFL Pavilions)