Topics and tracks

At the RoboInsights conference we cover a broad range of topics as we think it is important to find inspiration across new working areas

  • Industry 4.0 – and what is meant by Industry 5.0?
  • Robots and Cobots
  • Logistics
  • Education/ play and learn
  • Service and Humanoid robots
  • Life Science, Healthcare/ Eldercare
  • New Business Models
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Technology Transfer
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Pitchfire
  • Ethics in the technology age
  • Additive Manufacturing

focus is users of new technology:

Companies, schools, hospitals etc that have used robotics/ artificial intelligence and new technology will be presenting and share their experience: what were the challenges, what was good, and how did the organization react? If you are considering implementing robotics in your organization – this is the must go to conference.

Industry 4.0

Do you want to see, learn and be inspired by speakers who are working with Industry 4.0. People and companies who have experience in developing and using the technology to improve production, workplace, quality or other KPIs. Why have some companies already implemented Industry 4.0 and what are their best practice sharing: What was good and what went wrong – what are their recommendations?

Education

Play and Learn

Today it is essential to continously learn new things – for children as well as for adults. Time is over when we went to school for a certain amount of years – and then worked until we would retire. Today, children need to learn to code from an early age, and adults need to learn new things on a regular basis.

What is going on in the world to improve the learning process: from early age till you retire. How can robots help autistic students to learn social skills or children that are sick and cannot go to school for longer periods, or how robots can function as stand-ins for teachers. You will also learn how robotics can turn student excitement into a passion for learning – independent of age.

Service and humanoid robots

We see the use of service and humanoid robots being used in more and more situations. Do you want to learn more about where they are used and if it makes sense to be used within your area of operation?
The potential of humanoid robots were demonstrated when Saudi Arabia granted citizenship to Hanson Robotics Ltd.’s Sophia. Sophia is one of the most advanced androids to date. Other robots have walked into disaster zones to successfully shut off a gas leak or put out a fire.
The retail industry is already using humanoid robots to provide customers with an enhanced shopping experience by giving recommendations based on their purchase history. For example, SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper is processing Mastercard orders at a Pizza Hut in Singapore.

The academic domain has also been adopting these devices for providing an improved learning experience. SoftBank Robotics’ other humanoid robot, Nao, is transforming how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education is conducted in schools. It has also been seen to benefit for children with special needs.
Humanoid robots have also proven their skills in assisting the elderly. The rising geriatric population across the globe will further stimulate the deployment of these robots in medical care.

Life Science

Healthcare/ Eldercare

Are you working in Healthcare or Eldercare, or do you have family members that need assistance because they are either handicapped or have to be taken care of because of age? Globally we experience an increasing age of populations. This gives communities challenges since there are not sufficiently young people to take care of the increasing number of people that needs to be taken care of.

This has led to an increased interest in eldercare robots. Medical robotics has grown significantly in recent years and the development will continue. Other reasons are the growing important of non-invasive surgical techniques, a rise in the incidence of neurological and orthopedic disorders and expanding demand for telemedicine.

Maritime

The marine-robotics industry is growing rapidly. Examples where robotics in the marine area is changing the way things are done today:
Fire Fighter Robots that can go into dangerous areas where humans are not able to. Hull Cleaning Robots: With increasing consciousness for green shipping, technologies that help in higher fuel efficiency and reductions of carbon-dioxide emissions are in great demand. Hull cleaning robots can play an important role in this regard.

Robot Ship Inspectors: Traditionally, inspection of huge cargo ships for cracks, corrosion or any wear to ensure that they comply with rising safety standards is a time-consuming task for surveyors. Moreover, it is risky for the person climbing the vessel. Ship Inspection robots is a robotic technology which can help in this process. Anti-Piracy Robots will fight against maritime piracy. Autonomous Vessels is also being developed.

Here are examples of emerging technologies shared by the World Economic Forum that are altering the course of marine environment:

  • Autonomous ships to increase efficiency and reduce harmful emissions that are a major source of ocean pollution
  • Undersea cloud computing to store majority of the Internet traffic via undersea cables. Microsoft’s successful testing of a prototype underwater cloud pods in 2015 is worthy to be mentioned.
  • Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) technique that can exploit the temperature variance between shallow tropical waters and the deep sea to generate electricity; such can also supply potable fresh water to ocean vessels
  • Ocean big data that can help detect illegal fishing, promote maritime security and monitor habitat changes in almost real-time
  • Improved marine sensors to map the ocean floor and waterways and collect data for dredging, subsea construction, and coastline construction, thus mitigating any negative impacts these operations have on the marine environment
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