The Future is Robotics

This is going to be the first ever event completely devoted to robotics held by BASE.  This is going to be one of the best robotics events of the year discussing this leading edge technology that is transforming our world and challenging our conception of what human work should be.

Speakers from Willow Garage, Robot Launchpad, Dorabot, Robot App Store, Microsoft, and MenuGurus will present.


Speakers

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Andra Keay | Founder of Robot Launchpad

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Talk Title:  Future of Robotics in Silicon Valley
Outlining how Silicon Valley is at the epicenter of some of the most exciting new developments in robotics, and why Robot Launchpad was founded as a bridge between the software and mobile entrepreneur community and robotics, to accelerate the growth of robot startups.

Bio: Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics and Founder of Robot Launchpad

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Tully Foote | ROS Platform Manager

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Title: Developing Open Source Robotics with ROS

Abstract: Robotic development is flourishing leveraging the open source model. One of the primary drivers is the ROS (Robot Operating System) project.  Find out where ROS came from, what's going on in at the moment and how you can get involved.

Bio: Tully Foote is the ROS Platform Manager and a Software Development Manager at Willow Garage. Prior to working at Willow Garage he worked on all three Darpa Grand Challenges, twice on the Caltech team and in the Urban Challenge on the University of Pennsylvania team. At Willow Garage he has focused on ROS development building core tools and libraries to support the ROS community. He is also the co-creator of the TurtleBot, a platform designed to expand the availability of robotics to new communities.

 

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Bruno Terkaly | Microsoft Developer Evangelist

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Talk Title:  Why Platform as a Service will Rule the World

Automation is taking over the world.  Machine Learning, Smart Robots is what humankind can expect more of.  A radical technology revolution is fast replacing human beings with machines in virtually every sector and industry in the global economy.  As unpleasant as this may sound to some, technology doesn’t wait for anybody.  Our job as technologists is to stay smarter than the robots. “Keep your friends close, keep your robots even closer” This ever increasing use of smart software to replace humans is occurring throughout the industrialized world.  Even developing nations are working with global companies to build state-of-the-art high-tech production facilities that are supremely efficient.  Cloud computing is once such area that stands to gain tremendously with this phenomenon. Traditional IT shops are redeploying IT workers to other activities that provide better business value. Microsoft is working hard to improve automation in the cloud.

Bio: It is call Platform as a Service and leverages Microsoft's years of experience running large web properties. 1.Some have postulated that Microsoft was too innovative, that PaaS is too radical a departure for what developer and architects are used to

My name is Bruno Terkaly and I am developer evangelist at Microsoft, specializing in cloud computing with Windows Azure. I blog and write extensively about Windows Azure and I present to audiences throughout the US and in Europe. I am a monthly columnist for the MSDN Windows Azure Insider and have published articles in MSDN Magazine.

Prior to becoming an evangelist, I was a Microsoft Premier Field Engineer, helping customers in remote locations on a moment's notice to help with extreme troubleshooting scenarios, including problem isolation and correction, live and post-mortem debugging, on-the-fly application design and code reviews, performance tuning (IIS, SQL Server, .NET), application stability, porting / migration assistance, configuration management, pre-rollout testing and general development consulting.


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Hao Azureviolin | Dorabot Robot Architect

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Talk Title: The Future of Open Source Robots

Dora the robot is still evolving, now with a mounted and working arm on it, and trying to perfect it grabbing soda from fridge.

Bio: AzureViolin/天蓝提琴, made his first battery powered wooden ship in 7, received his first computer in 10, won his first programming award in 13. trained to be an Electronic Engineer, becomes a roboticist, start building robots since 2008. Help started Beijing Makerspace. Has given talk/workshop at several hacker event including CCCamp & HOPE. Believe everything should have an opensource solution, give speech at China’s first Opensource Hardware Summit. Started and help organized Maker Carnival 2012 in Beijing, China. Want to build Doraemon (Eastern culture equivalent of Rosiein The Jetsons) since childhood, and start building it since June 2012.

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James Brake | Founder of MenuGuruS

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Talk Title: Robots in Restaurants

Abstract: Nearly all the restaurant owners we have talked to see their kitchens as factories and want more automation to lower operating costs with out lowering quality, consistency or speed.

Bio: James has implemented best of breed solutions for a broad range of industries - from software, to health care; from telecommunications to fishing trawlers in the Bering Sea.   His present focus is to help his clients utilize modern robotics and the Internet to expand even further his ability to add predictable value for his clients, and to support his mission,  "To make the world better through optimizing all work".

Company/Project: http://www.MenuGuruS.com is focused on how to get your robots and other high end automation systems easily integrated into the worlds 12 million restaurants. Not only does his new company MenuGuruS save your developers time it also provides you a clear marketplace to sale to the worlds 12 million restaurants.

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Elad Inbar | CEO of Robot App Store

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Talk Title:  Why the robotics community growth depends on us, software engineers.

Roboticist since childhood, built and programmed robots since I was a kid.

Founder and CEO of Robot App Store.

Founder and CEO of RobotsLAB focusing on teaching robotics using humanoid robots.

Co-founder and CTO of massiveImpact and affilimob – the first CPA passed mobile affiliate network.

 

Sponsors

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Willow Garage

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Willow Garage is a team of experts in robot design, control, perception, and machine learning, with both a strong theoretical background and a demonstrated drive to produce practical systems.

Approximately one third of our team is made up of robotics researchers whose specialties include: grasping/manipulation, human-robot interaction, motion planning, perception, and task planning. Researchers provide an institutional expertise to ensure that Willow Garage stays at the technological forefront of the many depth expertise areas represented in robotic technologies.

 

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Robot Launchpad

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We are passionate about growing robotics, startup by startup. We’re building a robot startup community, one that bridges robotics with the startup world, the business world, the mobile & internet world, the design world and the creative communities.

Founded by Andra Keay in late 2011, Robot Launchpad has attracted huge great support from the robotics, design and technology communities. Our core advisors [Erin Rapacki, Adept Mobile Robot Product Manager; Michael Harries, Citrix Startup Accelerator; Ahmed Siddiqui, SF Startup Weekend] span the robotics, mobile/software and startup spaces.


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Dorabot

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DORA stands for Dora Opensource Robot Assistant, which is a recursive name. DORA project is a OSHW(Open Source Hardware) project that aims at bring family-affordable personal robot assistant to life by 2027. The robot should be human-scale, and do real human jobs such as cooking or washing dishes. The name was inspired by a Japanese cartoon character Doraemon, who is a robotic cat manufactured in Sept. 3rd, 2112.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Microsoft

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There has been tremendous excitement with Microsoft Kinect within the robotics space signaling the potential opportunities that exist in transforming robots to low-cost mainstream consumer devices. RDS 4, with support from the Kinect sensor, aims to make it easier for developers to build applications, including those directed at personal robotics and consumer scenarios, both in hardware and in simulation.


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Robot App Store

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The RobotAppStore was founded by Elad Inbar in 2011, an enthusiastic robotics researcher and a technology-mentor for many years. He was the CEO of a robotics company, a robots' programming guru, founder and a CTO of several internet and advertising companies and a founding-member of a non-profit Robotic Association.

We believe that the robotics-world must have a vibrant apps’ marketplace in order to flourish. A marketplace is the bridge connecting knowledge-islands with end-users, and enabling an easy sharing of apps for every robot.


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MenuGuruS

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MenuGuruS is on a mission to make the world more efficient. By helping restaurants lower their costs in multiple ways we help everyone live a longer healthier life.

The MenuGurus team has worked in financial transactions and high technology, developing tools for event management, scientific research and media distribution. Now we are leveraging the power of cloud computing so that everyone can benefit from the technology already in their hands.

With a team of talented programmers and an intimate knowledge of core cloud technologies MenuGurus has developed a secure transaction platform to put restaurant menus on a customer’s smart phone and take orders in real time. Technology can address complex problems and drive scientific progress - it can also smooth the frustrations of everyday life.

https://www.menugurus.com/news/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Become Noticed

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Become Noticed is a San Francisco SEO Company that focuses on best practices and engaging the latest Web technologies to build strong Web strategies for clients developing Websites and Applications.

The Founder of Become Noticed Michael Latulippe is a software engineer and Web developer specializing in PHP, jQuery, AJAX, JavaScript, and HTML5 technologies.

Become Noticed, Inc. sponsors the BASE and Eclipse Group with financial, logistic, and promotional support.

http://www.becomenoticed.com

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    very exiting.

    September 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speakers were very interesting. It was very educational for my first time at BASE events. Looking forward to the next event.

    September 19, 2012

  • Chad F.

    A+

    September 19, 2012

  • Cesar V.

    It was Fantastic!!!

    September 19, 2012

  • Andrew Logan H.

    Fantastic! And Hao reminded me that I've been procrastinating checking out Noisebridge for way too long...

    September 19, 2012

  • Misha C.

    No time limits on talks (some went too long), no structured time for networking

    September 18, 2012

  • Aravind R.

    Brilliant experience with a humanoid - NAO! Interesting concepts presented and ROS is surely something to get into.

    September 18, 2012

  • Nicholas I.

    Definitely enjoyed learning about ROS and all of the various opportunities in robotics that are developing.

    September 18, 2012

  • Scott B.

    Very good! Nearly excellent. Good speakers with lots of resources posted on the slides.

    September 18, 2012

  • Michael L.

    Event ends at 9:30 after James Brake speaks of MenuGurus

    September 18, 2012

  • Andrew Logan H.

    Idk, but I think the restaurant guy Ida the last speaker

    September 18, 2012

  • jui s.

    What time will this event end ?

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wifi: MSFTGUEST Username: usmsguest Pwd: E48fd8c4

    September 18, 2012

  • Saurabh P.

    Really excited to see the awesome turnout of Software Engineers interested in Robotics. Also wanted to mention the Workshop on Robotics for Software Engineers that we are organizing on 29th and 30th of this month. Android-Droid : http://iroboticist_ad_1.eventbrite.com/

    September 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    All sounds interesting and exciting. Is this a you-gotta-be-there-in-person event or can it be "attended" remotely? Will it be recorded?

    Thanks!

    September 17, 2012

  • Elad I.

    There will be robots on stage! Don't miss this meetup!

    1 · September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to attend in person. Curious will you record this event? Thanks.

    September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool! When I was at NASA Ames, I was a member of the Robotics Alliance Project.

    April 24, 2012

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