Robot Operations Working Group - F2F Meeting

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This is the first F2F meeting of the Robot Operations Working Group. After several weeks of discussion and planning, we are ready to kick-off the real work. The event will be on October 1, 2019 from 4:00 - 5:30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

A very special thanks to Robotics Business Review for hosting this meeting of the Robot Operations Working Group at the site of RoboBusiness 2019. Anyone interested in attending the show can get a 30% discount on the full conference and/or Expo Hall pass by registering at In addition, roboticists or others looking to start a robotics company are getting a unique offer to join the RoboBusiness Startup Boot Camp free of charge using the code FriendofKShawExpo in the registration area.


1. Introductions

2. Use cases for robotics
a. Industries -- Logistics, Retail, Healthcare, Construction, etc.
b. Applications -- material movement, pick/place, collaborative assembly, etc.

3. Finalize pillars
a. WIP doc
b. Manifesto for rob ops
c. Pain points, what works/doesn’t -- Volunteers, prep in advance
d. What it takes to go from 50 > 5,000

4. Organization
a. Recruiting new members - geographic based recruiting/remote logistics
b. Structure -- sub-working groups?
c. Outputs/work products

5. Marketing
a. Raising awareness
b. Comms

6. Related events
a. RoboBusiness
b. World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology @ Levi’s Stadium
c. ROSCon

If you know of others who could benefit from joining ROWG, please spread the work and point them to