Experts Weigh in on State of Robotics at CES

The CES 2016 Robotics Conference Track will feature experts on AI, cloud robotics, personal robots and more. You won't want to miss it!

Photo Caption: Pepper, the humanoid robot from Aldebaran, will be demoed during the Robotics Conference Track at CES 2016.

On Friday, January 8, 2016, Robotics Trends will dive deep into the most cutting-edge of consumer technologies - personal robotics – during the Robotics conference track at CES.

Attendees will get a first look at the latest robots entering the market and learn from experts about the specific ways that robots are redefining the consumer experience and pushing back the boundaries of innovation. With expert speakers hailing from Google, Carnegie Mellon University, Yamaha, Lux Research and more, this promises to be the can’t-miss conference of CES.

Conference Sessions and Speakers Include:

Robots Come Home
January 8, 9-10 AM, | Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501


Join Lux Research’s Maryanna Saenko and Mark Bünger as they premiere the best of the first wave of home robots and their makers, plus provide future insight on what’s next in the product pipelines.

A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Maryanna Saenko is an Analyst at Lux Research, leading the Autonomous Systems 2.0 service that covers technological and market developments.


Mark Bünger brings nearly 25 years of international business experience as a management consultant, technology analyst, entrepreneur, advisor and innovator. Currently he is Vice President at Lux Research, where he and his teams work with clients’ innovation strategies across industries and scientific and technology domains.

Smart Robots: A.I., Learning and the Cloud
January 8, 10:15-11:15 AM | Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501


The fusion of robotics, A.I., and cloud computing form the blueprint for a new breed of machine: the “learning” robot. James Kuffner, Director of Robotics Engineering at Google and Adjunct Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University will unpack what happens when these powerful technologies are transplanted into robots.

Kuffner is known for introducing the term “Cloud Robotics” to describe how network-connected robots could take advantage of distributed computation and data stored in the cloud. He was also a member of the team that developed the Google self-driving car and co-founded Google’s investments in robotics technology.

See them Live! Robot Revue for 2016
January 8, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM | Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4501
Steve Crowe of Robotics Trends will introduce the year’s hottest, most exciting robots and their makers. This session includes demos and Q&A with robotics’ most disruptive new entrepreneurs, including Steve Carlin of Aldebaran, Rodolphe Hasselvander of Blue Frog Robotics, Amish Parashar of Yamaha and Richard Shinn of AiBrain.

Left to right: Carlin, Crowe, Hasselvander, Parashar, and Shinn.

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