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Autonomous Technologies Summit

 

  November 8-9, 2021    Free Virtual Event 

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Although the use of robots has expanded drastically over the last decade, we’ve only reached the tip of the iceberg in autonomous technology. The launch of autonomous systems for everyday use still requires a large amount of interdisciplinary research and support from policies and funding. Research in the fields of neuroscience, mathematics, sensor physics, robotics, and computer science are needed to address remaining crucial scientific challenges. The Autonomous Technologies Summit will discuss how innovations in sensors, AI, processing power, connectivity and security are expanding the possibilities for autonomous technology.

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AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

11:00AM-12:30PM ET:
PAST THE THRESHOLD: ASSESSING THE FULL POTENTIAL OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

On the brink of commercial availability, autonomous vehicles have proven to be advantageous in reducing accident risk, improving traffic flow, and cutting transportation costs. But we’ve only scratched the surface of the full potential of autonomous vehicles. As LiDAR, radar, and camera sensors become more advanced and we prepare to scale production and deployment, we can start to think about the different ways these vehicles could benefit the community. What does autonomous driving at scale look like? What will next generation autonomy look like, and how will innovative LiDAR and Radar sensors play a role in that? How will AI become more prominent? How will this impact society economically, environmentally, and culturally?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Editorial Keynote with Yimeng Zhang, Pony.ai's US Site Lead & VP of Engineering
11:15AM-11:30AM: Analyst Keynote with Leonard Lee, neXT Curve's Managing Director & Founder
11:30AM-11:45AM: Tech Talk with David Gannon, Murata's Director of Mobility Sales
11:45AM-12:30PM: Panel Discussion

Yimeng Zhang

EDITORIAL KEYNOTE
Yimeng Zhang
US Site Lead & VP of Engineering
Pony.ai

Leonard Lee

ANALYST KEYNOTE
Leonard Lee
Managing Director & Founder
neXT Curve

David Gannon

TECH TALK
David Gannon
Director of Mobility Sales
Murata

Bert Kaufman

PANELIST
Bert Kaufman
Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs
Zoox

Rini Sherony

PANELIST
Rini Sherony
Sr. Principal Engineer
Toyota Motor North America (TMNA)

Dima Sosnovsky

PANELIST
Dima Sosnovsky
Automotive Sensors System Architect
Huawei

Sven Beiker, PhD

MODERATOR
Sven Beiker, PhD
External Advisor
SAE International

AGENDA
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8

2:00PM-3:30PM ET:

THE EVOLVING ROLE OF REGULATIONS, SEMICONDUCTORS AND SOFTWARE IN REDUCING RISK AND ACHIEVING FUNCTIONAL SAFETY

Across almost all industries, autonomous systems have demonstrated their ability to save time, reduce costs, and eliminate human error. However, there is still minimal governance or guidance around these technologies, and not enough evidence to know what all the risks are or how to measure them. Specifically for automotive vehicles, the standard for Functional Safety is now requiring more conditional testing than ever, as the consumer confidence in autonomous vehicle systems falls. Semiconductors are now playing a huge role in preventing the systematic and random failures noted in the ISO 26262 2018 release. How will this minimization of malfunctions impact the state of the autonomous vehicle industry? How will memory and storage be implemented into the modern vehicle improve functional safety? What is the impact of the NHTSA’s New General Standing Order on the autonomous vehicles industry, and what does that indicate for future the future of autonomy?

2:00PM-2:15PM: Editorial Keynote with California Department of Motor Vehicles' Miguel D Acosta
2:15PM-2:45PM: Keynote Presentation with Dell Technologies' Jillian Kaplan: Technology for Good: Why Autonomy Matters
2:45PM-3:30PM: Panel Discussion

Jillian Kaplan

EDITORIAL PRESENTATION
Jillian Kaplan
5G and Telecom Thought Leadership Lead
Dell Technologies

Miguel D Acosta

EDITORIAL KEYNOTE
Miguel D Acosta
Chief, Autonomous Vehicles Branch
California Department of Motor Vehicles

Ryan Gariepy

PANELIST
Ryan Gariepy 
Managing Director & Founder
Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors

Ali Ranjbar

PANELIST
Ali Ranjbar
Director, EE Advance Development
Karma Automotive

Willard Tu

MODERATOR
Willard Tu
Senior Director, Automotive Business Unit
Xilinx

AGENDA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

11:00AM-11:45PM ET:

MEETING THE DEMAND FOR HIGH-SPEED DATA PROCESSING AND NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

Connectivity is now at the root of all modern technology and is especially crucial for the functionality of autonomous vehicle systems. As we make our way up the autonomy scale, the demand for faster, more reliable, network-based structures increases. How are embedded hardware and software interoperating for optimal V2X communications? How are vehicle manufacturers fitting these complex systems of sensors and actuators under the hood of a car? Which connectivity solutions are pulling ahead in the game? What opportunities are 5G networks uncovering for autonomous vehicles?

11:00AM-11:15AM: Editorial Keynote
11:15AM-11:30AM: Partner Keynote
11:30AM-11:45AM: Tech Talk: MGBase-T1 Technology and Testing Challenges with Rohde & Schwarz's Michael Schnecker

Mike Schnecker

TECH TALK
Mike Schnecker
Business Development Manager
Rohde & Schwarz

Christopher Fox

MODERATOR
Christopher Fox
Engineering Consultant, ADAS & LV Systems
Munro & Associates

AGENDA
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9

2:00PM-3:30PM ET:

THE FUTURE OF AUTONOMY IN ROBOTICS: INNOVATIVE SENSORS, ENHANCED CONNECTIVITY, AND ADVANCED AI & SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

Autonomous drones, robots, and other technologies are continuously spreading to new industries and applications. Between the resurgence of innovation in spacecraft and aircraft, the expansion of automation on factory floors and logistics centers, and growing presence of robotic farmers, the sky is seemingly the limit. But the challenge of finding an energy efficient, optimal combination of hardware and software systems is only becoming more complex for end users. What are the biggest challenges in the implementation and maintenance of autonomous technologies, and how are they being solved? What is the potential for autonomous technology and how are the boundaries already being pushed? What is the limit?

2:00PM-2:15PM: Editorial Keynote with NASA JPL's Vandi Verma, Ph.D
2:15PM-2:30PM: Partner Keynote
2:30PM-2:45PM: Tech Talk
2:45PM-3:30PM: Panel Discussion

Vandi Verma, Ph.D

KEYNOTE
Vandi Verma, Ph.D 
Assistant Section Manager, Mobility and Robotics Systems
NASA JPL

Igino Cafiero

PANELIST
Igino Cafiero 
CEO
Bear Flag Robotics

MJ Chun

PANELIST
MJ Chun 
Head of Product
Serve Robotics

Ryan McMichael

PANELIST
Ryan McMichael
Senior Manager, Sensor Engineering
Zoox

Arne Stoschek

PANELIST
Arne Stoschek 
Project Executive
Wayfinder

Mike Oitzman

PANELIST
Mike Oitzman 
Editor
Mobile Robot Guide & The Robot Report at WTWH Robotics

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