The Robotics & AI Summit at LiveWorx 18 is produced by Robotics Business Review, a market leading media and event source for “actionable business intelligence” for the global robotics, automation and artificial intelligence market. This one-of-a-kind manufacturing business summit identifies the market forces driving change and the business strategies organizations need to adopt to sustain or regain competitiveness as digital automation revolutionizes all industry sectors of manufacturing. Below is a sampling of sessions included in the Robotics/AI educational track:

Fireside Chat: The State of AI in the Enterprise - How Machine Learning Will Change Everything!
Monday, June 18th | 11:30am - 12:15pm
This session will discuss how artificial intelligence and robotics will amplify the capabilities of people, products, and businesses. The session will discuss the hype vs. the reality of AI, data management and analytics, the importance of creating an environment of trust and transparency for AI users, and the opportunities for new markets and industries.

Panel Discussion: Machine Learning for Predictive Maintenance and Optimization
Monday, June 18th | 1:30pm - 2:15pm
This session discusses how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), big data analysis, and dynamic case management can help devices become proactive participants in their own maintenance. Points to be discussed include the pros and cons of supervised vs. unsupervised learning, techniques for reducing downtime by using predictive analysis, utilizing forecasting tools effectively to make accurate predictions, and examples of successful applications of machine learning.

Panel Discussion: The Convergence of AI, Robotics, and Industry 4.0 – How Will They Revolutionize Manufacturing?
Tuesday, June 19th | 9:00am - 9:455am
Smart manufacturing represents a leap forward from traditional automation to fully connected and flexible systems. The question is: How ready is the industry to embrace the challenges and opportunities of this new era? During this session, technology and business leaders will share their opinions on how robotics, AI, and IIoT are being adopted, how they should be adopted, and how they will transform production.

Panel Discussion: Public-Private Partnerships – Reprogramming Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow’s Technologies
Tuesday, June 19th | 11:00am - 11:45am
According to a report by the United Nations last year, nearly one-third of all jobs in first-world countries will be lost to robots and AI in the next 15 years. As technology innovators, the panelists will discuss the elephant in the room -- the ethical and policy dilemma of automation and unemployment. They will showcase ways to reduce the friction of technology deployment and demonstrate how collaborative approaches can produce an abundance of opportunities for the US.

Case Study: Robotic Piece Picking Strategies
Tuesday, June 19th | 1:15pm - 2:00pm
The presentation will analyze the spectrum of "Mobile Collaborative Piece Picking Robots" on the market today. DHL is working with various companies in this field as this emerging technology is proving to be flexible, scalable and ideally suited to e-e-commerce/unit pick operations. A case study will demonstrate there is no one perfect solution as an operation's profile will ultimately determine the recommended approach.

Building the Business for Mobile Robots
Day/Time TBD
SAP along with Fetch Robotics established the business case for warehouse management. During this session, the speaker will talk about the warehouse management part, the business case and how the ERP is managed by SAP ERP. The main goal of deploying robots in an enterprise environment is to automate tasks and make them more efficient. This session will also explore the challenges and possible solutions for companies wishing to deploy mobile robots and how to seamlessly and efficiently connect them to their existing ERP/Warehouse Management systems.

These are just a handful of sessions available in the Robotics & AI Track. Browse the Session Catalog to view all of them!

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