[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for participation: Entrepreneurship Forum and Startup Contest @ IROS 2017

Erwin Prassler erwin.prassler at h-brs.de
Tue Sep 19 00:34:48 PDT 2017

September 26, 2017, 14:00 − 16:30
Vancouver Convention Center Room 201


Purpose of the Event

To foster the entrepreneurial spirit and to provide a platform to 
encourage researchers
and practitioners to transition ideas and prototypes to commercializable 
products, the
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) invites the robotics and 
community to participate in an Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-up 
Competition (EFSC)
at the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and 
Systems (IROS’17)
in Vancouver, Canada. The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable, 
and empower
researchers, students, young professionals, and anyone else who has the 
'start-up bug'
in starting companies of their own but is not sure of how to go about 
it. We also believe
that this event will create an ecosystem that will provide the 
much-needed support for
start-ups to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their 
envisioned ideas
and products.


14:00 − 14:15  Bram Vanderborght, Axiles Bionics (Belgium). Next 
generation bionic feet.

14:15 − 14:30  Josie Hughes, EduSimRobotics (UK). Robotics education 
platform for students
                            aged 10-18.

14:30 − 14:45  Volkan Patoglu, Interact Technologies (Turkey). 
AssistOn-Arm: An ergonomic
                            powered arm exoskeleton.

14:45 − 15:00  Olalekan Ogunmolu, Neuronic Systems (USA). Soft robot 
actuators dynamically
                            correcting positioning deviations during 

15:00 − 15:30  Coffee break

15:30 − 15:45  Ross Mead, Semio (USA). App ecosystem for robots that 
relies entirely on
                            natural language users interfaces.

15:45 − 16:00  Lalit Gautam, SenseGrass (India). World's First VR+AI 
interface For Farmers.

16:00 − 16:15  Mojtaba Hedayatpour, Stellar Robotics (Canada). Robotic 
systems for space applications.

16:15 − 16:30  Alex Fleurant, Veerum (Canada). Digital Twin.


Erwin Prassler (H-BRS, IEEE RAS VP for Industrial Activities)

Dominik Boesl (KUKA AG)

Jianwei Zhang (U. Hamburg)


Prof. Dr. Erwin Prassler IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Vice 
President for Industrial Activities B-IT Bonn-Aachen International 
Center for Information Technology Applied Science Institute 
Grantham-Allee 20 53757 Sankt Augustin Germany phone: +49 2241 865-257 
fax: +49 2241 865-8257 erwin.prassler at h-brs.de / prassler at ieee.org 
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