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TechCrunch is going back to U.C. Berkeley on March 3 to combine a few of the most prominent minds in robotics and expert system. Each year we make every effort to combine a cross-section of huge business and interesting brand-new start-ups, together with leading scientists, Thinkers and vcs.

In addition to a primary phase that consists of the similarity Amazon’ s Tye Brady , U . C. Berkeley’ s Stuart Russell , Anca Dragan of Waymo, Claire Delaunay of NVIDIA, James Kuffner of Toyota’ s TRI-AD, and a surprise interview with Disney Imagineers , we’ ll likewise be using a more intimate Q&A phase including speakers from SoftBank Robotics , Samsung , Sony’ s Innovation Fund , Qualcomm , NVIDIA and more.

Alongside a choice of handpicked demonstrations, we’ ll likewise be showcasing the winners from our first-ever pitch-off competitors for early-stage robotics business. You won’ t get a much better take a look at interesting brand-new robotics innovations than that. Tickets for the occasion are still offered. We’ll see you in a number of weeks at Zellerbach Hall.


8:30 AM 4:00 PM

Registration Open Hours

General Attendees can get their badges beginning at 8:30 am at Lower Sproul Plaza situated in front of Zellerbach Hall. We close registration at 4:00 pm.

10:00 AM 10:05 AM

Welcome and Introduction from Matthew Panzarino ( TechCrunch ) and Randy Katz ( UC Berkeley )

10:05 AM — 10:25 AM

Saving Humanity from AI with Stuart Russell ( UC Berkeley )

The UC Berkeley teacher and AI authority argues in his well-known brand-new book, “ Human Compatible ,” that AI will doom mankind unless technologists basically reform how they develop AI algorithms.

10:25 AM — 10:45 AM

Engineering for the Red Planet with Lucy Condakchian ( Maxar Technologies )

Maxar Technologies has actually been included with U.S. area efforts for years, and will send its 6th (!) robotic arm to Mars aboard NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. Lucy Condakchian is basic supervisor of robotics at Maxar and will speak with the problem and enjoyment of creating robotics for usage in the severe environments of area and other worlds.

10:45 AM — 11:05 AM

Automating Amazon with Tye Brady ( Amazon Robotics )

Amazon Robotics’ primary innovation officer will go over how the business is utilizing the most recent in robotics and AI to enhance its huge logistics. He’ll likewise talk about the future of storage facility automation and how robotics and human beings share a work area.

11:05 AM — 11:15 AM

Live Demo from the Stanford Robotics Club

11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Book finalizing with Stuart Russell ( UC Berkeley )

Join among the primary specialists in expert system as he signs copies of his well-known brand-new book, Human Compatible .

11:35 AM 12:05 PM

Building the Robots that Build with Daniel Blank ( Toggle Industries ), Tessa Lau ( Dusty Robotics ), Noah Ready-Campbell ( Built Robotics ) and Brian Ringley ( Boston Dynamics )

Can robotics assist us develop structures much faster, smarter and more affordable? Constructed Robotics makes a self-driving excavator. Toggle is establishing a brand-new fabrication of rebar for enhanced concrete, Dusty constructs long time robotics and robot-powered tools leaders Boston Dynamics have actually just recently signed up with the building area. We’ ll talk with the creators and specialists from these business to discover how and when robotics will end up being a part of the building and construction team.

12:15 PM 1:00 PM

Q&A: Corporate VC, Partnering and Acquisitions with Kass Dawson ( SoftBank Robotics America ), Carlos Kokron ( Qualcomm Ventures ), and Gen Tsuchikawa ( Sony Innovation Fund )

Join this interactive Q&A session on the breakout phase with 3 of the leading minds in business VC.

1:00 PM 1:25 PM


Select, early-stage business, carefully picked by TechCrunch editors, will take the phase and have 5 minutes to provide their items.

1:15 PM 2:00 PM

Q&A: Founding Robotics Companies with Sebastien Boyer ( FarmWise ) and Noah Ready-Campbell ( Built Robotics )

Your possibility to ask concerns of a few of the most effective robotics creators on our phase

Investing in Robotics and AI: Lessons from the Industry ’ s VCs with Dror Berman ( Innovation Endeavors ), Kelly Chen ( DCVC ) and Eric Migicovsky ( Y Combinator )

Leading financiers will go over the increasing tide of equity capital financing in robotics and AI. The financiers bring a mix of early-stage investing and business equity capital knowledge, sharing a fondness for the wild world of robotics and AI investing.

1:50 PM 2:15 PM

Facilitating Human-Robot Interaction with Mike Dooley ( Labrador Systems ) and Clara Vu ( Veo Robotics )

As robotics end up being an ever more significant part of our lives, interactions with human beings are progressively unavoidable. These professionals will talk about the broad ramifications of HRI in the office and house.

2:15 PM 2:40 PM

Toward a Driverless Future with Anca Dragan ( UC Berkeley/Waymo ), Jinnah Hosein (Aurora) and Jur van den Berg ( Ike )

Autonomous driving is set to be among the most significant classifications for robotics and AI. There are plenty of obstructions standing in its method. Specialists will go over how we arrive from here.

2:15 PM 3:00 PM

&Q&A: Investing in Robotics Startups with Rob Coneybeer ( Shasta Ventures ), Jocelyn Goldfein ( Zetta Venture Partners ) and Aaron Jacobson ( New Enterprise Associates )

Join this interactive Q&A session on the breakout phase with a few of the best financiers in robotics and AI

2:40 PM 3:10 PM

Disney Robotics

Imagineers from Disney will provide start of the art robotics constructed to occupy its amusement park.

3:10 PM 3:35 PM

Bringing Robots to Life with Max Bajracharya and James Kuffner ( Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development )

This summer season’s Tokyo Olympics will be a big proving ground for Toyota’s TRI-AD. Executive James Kuffner and Max Bajracharya will join us to talk about the department’s prepare for self-driving cars and trucks and assistive robotics.

3:15 PM 4:00 PM

Q&A: Building Robotics Platforms with Claire Delaunay ( NVIDIA ) and Steve Macenski ( Samsung Research America )

Join this interactive Q&A session on the breakout phase with a few of the best engineers in robotics and AI.

3:35 PM 4:00 PM

The Next Century of Robo-Exoticism with Abigail De Kosnik ( UC Berkeley ), David Ewing Duncan , Ken Goldberg ( UC Berkeley ), and Mark Pauline ( Survival Research Labs)

In 1920, Karl Capek created the term” robotic “in a play about mechanical employees arranging a disobedience to beat their human overlords. One a century later on, in the context of increasing inequality and xenophobia, the panelists will talk about cultural views of robotics in the context of “Robo-Exoticism, “which overemphasizes both favorable and unfavorable qualities and strengthens old worries, stereotypes and dreams.

4:00 PM 4:10 PM

Live Demo from Somatic

4:10 PM 4:35 PM

Opening the Black Box with Explainable AI with Trevor Darrell ( UC Berkeley ), Krishna Gade ( Fiddler Labs )and Karen Myers ( SRI International )

Machine knowing and AI designs can be discovered in almost every element of society today, however their inner operations are frequently as much a secret to their developers regarding those who utilize them. UC Berkeley’s Trevor Darrell, Krishna Gade of Fiddler Labs and Karen Myers from SRI will discuss what we’re doing about it and what still requires to be done.

4:35 PM 5:00 PM

Cultivating Intelligence in Agricultural Robots with Lewis Anderson ( Traptic ), Sebastian Boyer ( FarmWise ) and Michael Norcia ( Pyka )

The advantages of robotics in farming are indisputable, yet at the exact same time just beginning. Lewis Anderson (Traptic) and Sebastien Boyer (FarmWise) will compare notes on the rigors of establishing industrial-grade robotics that both select crops and weed fields respectively, and Pyka’s Michael Norcia will go over flying over those fields with a self-governing crop-spraying drone.

5:00 PM 5:25 PM

Fostering the Next Generation of Robotics Startups with Claire Delaunay ( NVIDIA ), Scott Phoenix ( Vicarious ) and Joshua Wilson ( Freedom Robotics )

Robotics and AI are the future of numerous or most markets, however the barrier of entry is still tough to prevail over for numerous start-ups. Speakers will go over the difficulties of serving robotics start-ups and business that need robotics labor, from bootstrapped start-ups to big scale business.

5:30 PM 7:30 PM

Unofficial After Party, (Cash Bar Only)

Come hang out at the informal After Party at Tap Haus, 2518 Durant Ave, Ste C, Berkeley

Final Tickets Available

We just have a lot area in Zellerbach Hall and tickets are offering out quickly. Grab your General Admission Ticket today for $350 and conserve 50 dollars as rates increase at the door.

Student tickets are simply $50 and can be bought here . Trainee tickets are restricted.

Startup Exhibitor Packages are offered out!

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/19/announcing-the-final-agenda-for-robotics-ai-march-3-at-uc-berkeley/