With the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits increasing more than expected last week and the State of Pennsylvania seeing the highest jump in claims, the focus of the speech will be the importance of manufacturing to global competitiveness and how collaboration between universities, government, and industry can help jumpstart job creation.
"Whatever your political stance, it is hard to disagree with the fact that collaborations between universities, government, and industry have helped this nation at critical times in our history," Mark Ingebretsen, editor of Robotics Trends noted. "Think of this nation's mastery of manufacturing, which was a deciding factor in winning WWII, and our expertise in aerospace, which helped win the Cold War. The technological innovations housed in U.S. National Labs and universities should now be harvested via collaborative efforts to assure America's economic leadership."
Attendance is by invitation only, but the speech will be available via live stream on the CMU website. Invited guests include top players in robotics, including industry entrepreneurs, academics, heads of robotics trade organizations, and end-users of robotics.