Professor Gina Rippon is Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging at the Aston Brain Centre, Aston University, Birmingham. She is a Past President of the British Assciation for Cognitive Neuroscience. Her research involves state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to investigate developmental disorders such as dyslexia and autism. She also investigates the use of neuroscience techniques to explore social processes such as gender stereotyping and stereotype threat. She is an outspoken critic of ’neurotrash’, the populist (mis)use of neuroscience research to (mis)represent our understanding of the brain and, most particularly, to prop up outdated stereotypes. Her book on this topic ‘The Gendered Brain’, published by Bodley Head and Penguin Random House, came out in the UK in February 2019 and (as ‘Gender and Our Brains’) in the US in Sept. 2019. In 2020, it has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Korean and Chinese. It has been described as “Highly accessible…revolutionary to a glorious degree (Observer); “Well-crafted and thoroughly documented, this is a must-read for parents, teachers, and anyone of either sex who cares for children” (Kirkus starred review).
She is active in the field of the public communication of science and has spoken at many events in the UK and worldwide, most recently at Sydney Opera House and at the EU Commission. She is a member of Speakers4schools and regularly addresses secondary schools on brain-based topics, including sex differences. In 2015, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association for services to the communication of science.
She also writes for popular science outlets such as New Scientist, Scientific American and The Conversation, as well as contributing to programmes such as BBC’s Horizon, Start the Week, Woman’s Hour and The Infinite Monkey Cage. She recently served on the Fawcett Society’s Commission investigating gender stereotypes in the early years and has been a keynote speaker at preschool and primary education conferences, both in the UK and overseas, as well as the Department for Education. She speaks on the relevance of contemporary neuroscience to diversity and inclusivity initiatives especially in the field of mainstream science. She worked with the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme on promoting gender equality in research and innovation (GERI); https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/promoting-gender-equality-research-and-innovation). She has given keynote addresses to business organisations and to government policy groups, including the UK’s Cabinet Office, the Government’s Gender Equality Unit and the EU Commission.
Professor. aston University. Birmingham
CEO of Coalescent: She is a robotics enthusiast with 9+ years working with mobile robots. She is looking to promote mobile robots in a retail environment, through education and in collaboration with people by increasing efficiency of supermarket internal processes, through automation
CEO, Coalescent Mobile Robotics
Asbjørn Søndergaard is an architech, PhD from Aarhus School of Architectects. Over the past 10 years he has been the CTO at Odico A/S.
Odico® er en pioner indenfor robotteknologi og digital fremstilling. Vores mission er at transformere den globale byggebranche. Ved hjælp af teknologi øger vi effektiviteten og frigør branchens innovative potentiale. Vi er i Odico bevidste om vores position som en innovations- og udviklingsorienteret virksomhed. Således er vi involveret i flere forsknings- og udviklingsprojekter. Odico er sammensat af arkitekter og ingeniører og rummer internationalt ledende ekspertise inden for robotløsninger og digital fabrikation.
Technical University of Denmark
Cristina Andersson is an award winning and highly professional expert of leadership in the era of the new AiRo technologies. She is a WinCoach, visionary and an energy mobiliser, a true renaissance woman, who has studied her topics widely through classical singing, inventorship, ice-hockey and participating in social activities. She is a board member, teacher, trainer, a business consultant and a pioneer in social networking online. Cristina is an active blogger. Her books include ie. The Winning Helix (in English and in Finnish), a book of poems and BohoBusiness.
Specialties: Win*win(+win) a sustainable formula for winning. WinHoc a winning tactic based on initiating winning motions. business consultant since 1990. Non-fiction author, her published works include Boho Business (Talentum 2012) and The Winning Helix (WSOY 2008)
· Co-founder of the Airo Island association that focuses on innovation and business in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
· Has given lectures on the future of work at, among others, the European Parliament and Commission.
· Coordinator of Finnish National AiRo programme for the mInistry of Healthcare and Social Affairs.
· Leisure interests include classical singing and poetry.
Moira is the UX researcher at Coalescent Mobile Robotics. Areas of expertise: User Research, Qualitative Analysis, Primary Research, Human Robot Interaction, UI Design, Behavior and risk assessments, Autonomous Mobile Robots, and Retail Market
- Oversee the entire User Experience applying user-centered approach
- Coordinate the UX team throughout the project
- Plan and execute user research
COALESCENT MOBILE ROBOTICS
Lead UX Researcher
Roberto Galeazzi is a resourceful, versatile researcher with a flair for innovation and 10 years of experience in the fields of advanced control system design, modelling of complex dynamical systems and condition monitoring. Since summer 2014 he holds the associate professorship in Automation and Control at DTU Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.
Head of DTU Centre for Collaborative Autonomous Systems
Keystones infuse Danish startups with people and capital from a fast growing network of Danish investors, serial-entrepreneurs and executives living across the world. Kenneth Larsen is the founder of Keystones.
CEO. Founder. Keystones
Anders Bjarklev is President at DTU, President at ATV - Chairman of Danish Rectors' Conference (DU). He says: It is my firm belief that technology and innovation play a key role in the solutions we develop to the challenges facing the world today.
But I am also convinced that technology cannot do this on its own – nor should it. Technology should and must be coupled with a broader understanding of society, equality and ethics.
Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with the mission to develop and create value through the technical and natural sciences for the benefit of society.
Today, we still follow this mission at DTU. In collaboration with business and industry partners we create value-adding technology for people. This is also reflected in our international research environment and world-class education.
Former Latvian diplomat with more than 20 years experience in stakeholder management, negotiation,
advocacy and communication.
Main areas of expertise are advocating for engineers’ role in advancing responsible Artificial Intelligence
and achieving sustainable development goals; promoting engineering profession, STEM competencies and
lifelong learning opportunities; mobilising partners from countries, international organisations and business
community in the cross-border cooperation.
Current employment: Secretary General, Association of Nordic Engineers, ANE
ANE is the cooperation organisation for the trade unions representing engineering profession in the Nordic
Region: the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (Sveriges Ingenjörer), the Danish Society of
Engineers (IDA), the Norwegian Society of Engineers and Technologists (NITO), the Icelandic Association of
Chartered Engineers (VFÍ), and Engineers Finland. Together, ANE represents more than 500,000 engineers
in the Nordic Region.
Former jobs: the European Environment Agency, Baltic Development Forum, Permanent Representation of
the Republic of Latvia to the EU, Parliament of the Republic of Latvia.
Education: Master’s degree in diplomacy from Paris XI University. Speaks five languages: Latvian, Russian
English, French and Danish.
Received the 2019 Women Economic Forum Award Women of the Decade in Science Leadership
Included in the 2019 International open directory of Brilliant Women Working on AI and ethics
Mentor for students on the online platform Job Glasses
secretary general. association of nordic engineers
Aldus von der Burg
Meili provides a universal fleet management system for mobile robots.
Control your fleet of various robot types and makes on one platform, with automated allocation of jobs to the robots.
Aldus von der burg
CEO. MEILI Robots
Dan Kara is Vice President, Robotics Group at WTWH Media where he chartered with driving the company’s robotics and automation initiatives including the Robot Report and Robotics Business Review online portals, as well as the Robotics Summit Conference and Expo, the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, and the RoboBusiness Conference & Expo. Prior to joining WTWH, he was Practice Director, Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ABI Research and Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, both research and advisory services firms focused on automation, robotics and intelligent systems. Dan was also President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm serving the personal, service and industrial robotics markets. Dan has also worked as Executive Vice President of Intermedia Group, and Director of Research at Ullo International.
vice president. robotics group. wtwh media
Henrik I Christensen
Dr. Henrik I. Christensen is the Qualcomm Chancellor's Chair of Robot Systems and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Dept of Computer Science and Engineering UC San Diego. He is also the director of the Contextual Robotics Institute.
Dr. Christensen is an academic doing research on robotics and artificial intelligence.
He does research on robotics and AI with an emphasis on a systems view to problems. The research has been published in 350+ contributions across AI, Computer Vision and Robotics. The research has been adopted by companies such as Electrolux, ABB, KUKA, Weda, BMW, Boeing, iRobot, PerMobil, General Motors, …
Henrik has been active in community organization such as the European Robotics Network and later as the main organizer of the USRobotics Roadmaps.
Dr. Christensen has co-founded a number of companies including ROBO Global and Robust.AI. He serves as an advisor to a number of companies and agencies across four continents.
Dr. Christensen is a fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He was awarded the “Joseph Engelberger Award” 2011, the highest honor awarded by the industry and named “Boeing Supplier of the Year” 2011. He was awarded an honorary doctorate (Dr. Techn. h.c.) in engineering from Aalborg University 2014. His work has been featured in major media such as CNN, BBC, NY Times, Financial Times, Bloomberg, …
Henrik I Christensen
director of the Contextual Robotics Institute
Josephine Marcher is journalist from Roskilde University. Working as PR responsible for NGO High5Girls www.high5girls.dk and on an ad hoc basis for CoInsights
Journalist. coInsights. High5Girls
COO Zenze Tech
Ole Ravn is Head of Automation and Control, Professor in Intelligent Robotics at Technical University of Denmark. He will introduce us to some of the interesting projects going on at DTU and also what robotics is used for in general.
Head of Automation and Control, Professor in Intelligent Robotics at Technical University of Denmark
Mette Meltinis is our event coordinator at RoboInsights. Working in NGO High5Girls. www.high5girls.dk
Kenneth Jørgensen is Senior project manager Linc project.
The LINC project is one of the largest Danish project regarding self-driving shuttles and brings together important players from municipalities, private businesses and universities to test driverless shuttles in a natural setting.
The project’s aim is further innovative development of public transport. By testing self-driving shuttles the project will gather operation and user experiences which will be used to develop intelligent and dynamic shuttle services with the purpose of solving the “first- and last-mile” challenge of public transport, and will prepare future urban planners for self-driving technologies. The shuttles will run test-drives at DTU Campus in the City of Lyngby and demonstrations in the City of Albertslund and Hersted Industrial Park in Albertslund.
Project Lead LINC
Marianne Andersen is an Electronics Engineer with an eMBA who has 25 years of experience within Medtech. Developing HighTech solutions for Healthcare. Also worked closely with Intuitive Surgical. The first company launching a robot for surgical procedures. In the past 5 years she has been part of RoboBusiness. An American brand working to enter Europe. She is founder of CoInsights Aps, RoboInsights and High5Girls (NGO working to open the doors of STEM to girls, www.high5girls.dk)