Time:August 16 (Thursday)

Venue: Grand Conference Hall, Hall C, Beijing Etrong InternationalExhibition & Convention Center


Time

Content

09:00-12:00

Session 1: International Cooperation  and Opportunities

Moderator:

Mr. WANG Tianran, Member,  Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), China;

Director, the State Robotics  Engineering Research Center, Shenyang Institute of Automation Chinese Academy  of Sciences, China

09:00-09:30

Keynote speech

Mr. XIN Guobin,Vice Minister, Ministry of Industry and Information  Technology (MIIT), China

09:30-10:00

The Role of Robots and Robotics in Successful Digital  Transformations of the Manufacturing Industries

Mr.Karel Eloot, Senior  Partner & Asia Operations Practice & IoT Leader, McKinsey & Company,  the U.S.

10:00-10:30

Empowering AI for a Burgeoning New Era

Mr. LIU Qingfeng, Chairman, IFLYTEK Co.,  Ltd., China

10:30-11:00

Implication of Horizon 2020 (2018-2020) for Robotic  Industry

Ms. Rezia Molfino, President, Italian Robotics and Automation Association (SIRI), Italy;

Advisor, European Commission

11:00-11:30

New Developments of Robotics

Mr. QU Daokui, Founder & President, SIASUN Robot & Automation  Co., Ltd., China

11:30-12:00

Outlook on U.S. Robotics and Intelligent Technologies

Mr. Jeff Burnstein, President, Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the U.S.

12:00-13:30

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Session 2: Basic Technology and Innovation

Moderator:

Mr. DING Han,Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences  (CAS), China;

Dean, School of Mechanical  Science & Engineering of HUST, China

14:00-14:30

Intelligent Robot Navigation and Perception Based on Deep Learning

Mr. Wolfram Burgard,  President, IEEE  Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS);  

Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany

14:30-15:00

Robotics in Europe: Development and Future Innovation

Mr. Rainer Bischoff,  Vice President, euRobotics Association;

Corporate Research Director, KUKA AG, Germany

15:00-15:30

Next-generation Robotics

Mr. Esben Ostergaard,  Founder & CTO, Universal Robots, Denmark

15:30-16:00

The Age of Robotics

Mr. Chris Jones, Vice President, Technology, iRobot Corporation, the U.S.

16:00-17:00

Panel Discussion:Present and Future Prospects  of Intelligent Organisms

Moderator:

Mr. Alois C. Knoll, Professor, Technical University  of Munich, Germany

Participants:

Mr. Toshio Fukuda, Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences  (CAS), China;

Professor, the 1000 Talent Plan for High-Level  Foreign Experts at Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Mr. Ren C. Luo, Chair Professor, Taiwan University,  Taiwan, China;

Editor-in-Chief,  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Mr. Marc-Oliver Gewalting, Professor, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL), Switzerland

Mr. Hyoukryeol Choi, President, Korea  Robotics Society (KROS), South Korea

Mr. WANG Zhidong, Professor, Chiba Institute  of Technology, Japan

Mr. LIU Xuenan, Founder & CEO,  Beijing Canbot Technology Co., Ltd.

17:00-17:30

Our Small Friends – Tiny but Powerful  Micro-robots

Mr. Brad Nelson, Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH  Zurich), Switzerland

17:30-18:00

Precision Interactive UAV Applications for Robots and IoT

Mr. Richard Voyles, Professor, Purdue University, the U.S.



Time: August 17 (Friday)

Venue: Grand Conference Hall, Hall C, Beijing Etrong InternationalExhibition & Convention Center


Time

Content

09:00-12:00

Session 3: Leading Trends and Exploration

Moderator:

Mr. ZHANG Jianwei, Director, Institute of Technical  Aspects of Multimodal Systems (TAMS), Department of Informatics, University of  Hamburg, Germany;

Member, Academy of Sciences  and Humanities in Hamburg, Germany

09:00-09:30

New Breakthrough in Bio-robotics: BatBot

Mr. Seth Hutchinson, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, the U.S.

09:30-10:00

“It really helps!” - The Rise of Chinese Service Robots

Mr. FU Sheng, CEO, Cheetah Mobile Inc., China

10:00-10:30

Latest Trend and Outlook of Human-Machine  Collaboration

Mr. Kazuhiro Kosuge, Professor, Department of Robotics, Tohoku University, Japan

10:30-11:00

TBD

Mr. QIAN Hui, General Manager, Shanghai Fanuc Robotics Co., Ltd., China

11:00-11:30

Current Status and Prospect of the Medical Robots  Market

Mr. Moshe Shoham, Professor, Technion  - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel;

Founder, Mazor Robotics, Israel;

Foreign Member, United State National Academy  of Engineering, the U.S.

11:30-12:00

Factory of the future

Andie Zhang, Global collaborative robot product manager, ABB Robotics

12:00-13:30

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Session 4:Artificial Intelligence  and Integration

Moderator:

Mr. GONG Ke, President Elect, World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO);

Dean, Chinese Institute of New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development  Strategies (CINGAIDS), China

14:00-14:30

Real-time Motion Planning for Industrial Robots Based on Reinforcement Learning and Intelligent Sensor Control

Mr. Torsten Kroeger,Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

14:30-15:00

“AI + Service Robots” Brings Infinite Possibilities to Our Future  Life

Mr. David Qian, Vice Chairman, ECOVACS Robotics, Inc., China

15:00-16:00

Panel Discussion: Vision  of Global Robotics in the Next 30 Years

Moderator:

Mr. Oussama Khatib, Professor, Stanford University,  the U.S.;

President, International Foundation of Robotic Research  (IFRR)

Participants:

Ms. Alisa Koniukhovskaia,President, Russian Association of Robotics (RAR), Russia

Mr.  Zvi Shiller,  President, Israeli Robotics Association (IROB), Israel

Mr. Minoru Asada, Vice President, Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), Japan

Mr. LIU Lianqing,  Vice President, IEEE RAS;

Deputy Director, Robotics Laboratory, Shenyang Institute  of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Mr. Denny Oetomo, President, Australian Robotics and Automation Association (ARAA), Australia

Mr. Ismail Yasein, President, Arab Robotics Association (ARA)

16:00-16:30

Into the AI+ Era

Mr. ZHOU Jian, Founder & Chairman,  UBTECH Robotics, China

16:30-17:00

Humanoid Robotics in Europe: Current Trends and  Future Challenges

Mr. Carlos Balaguer, General Chair, IROS 2018;

Professor, University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), Spain

17:00-17:30

Current Findings and Future Applications of Brain-computer Interface

Mr. Abderrahmane Kheddar, Member, National Academy of Technology of France (NATF), France;

Director, CNRS-AIST Joint Robotic Laboratory

17:30-18:00

Outlook on Sino-German Cooperation in Robotics and AI

Mr. Frank Kirchner, Director, Robotics Innovation Center (RIC), German Research Center for  Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Germany


Time: August 18 (Saturday)

Venue: Grand Conference Hall, Hall C, Beijing Etrong InternationalExhibition & Convention Center

Time

Content

09:00-12:00

Session 5: New Applications and Practices

Moderator:

Mr. YU Haibin, President, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences,  China

09:00-09:30

Next Era is an Era of Robots Rather Than Internet  

Mr. Paolo Dario, Professor, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy

09:30-10:00

Firm and Flexible: Evolution in Structural Design  of Medical Robots

Mr. WANG Shuxin, Vice President, Tianjin  University, China

10:00-10:30

Exploration of Fault-Tolerant Control  Algorithm of Future Robotics

Mr. Anthony Maciejewski, Professor,  Colorado State University, the U.S.

10:30-11:00

Adaptive Robot Control in Special Environment

Mr. Heikki Koivo, Professor, Aalto  University, Finland

11:00-11:30

Potential Technical Roadmap for Soft Robotics

Mr. Michael Wang, Director, Robotics Institute, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology  (HKUST), Hong Kong, China;

Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, HKUST,  Hong Kong, China

11:30-12:00

How far are we from Autonomous Dexterous Robots?

Mr. Alberto Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Mechanical  Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the U.S.

12:00-13:30

Lunch

14:00-18:00

Session 6: Market Prospects and Investment

Moderator:

Mr. Toshio Fukuda, Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences  (CAS), China;

Professor, the 1000 Talent Plan for High-Level  Foreign Experts at Beijing Institute of Technology, China

14:00-14:30

New Opportunities  of Robotics Industry in the New Era of AI and IoT

Mr. Ren C. Luo, Chair Professor, Taiwan University,  Taiwan, China;

Editor-in-Chief,  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

14:30-15:00

Outlook and Investment Trend of Global Robotic Markets

Mr. Andrew Goldenberg, Chief Technology Officer, Super Robotics Ltd., Hong Kong, China;

Chief Technology Officer, Anzer Intelligent Engineering Co. Ltd.,  Shenzhen, China;

Chief Technology Officer, Engineering Services Inc., Toronto, Canada;

Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Canada

15:00-15:30

Kollmorgen  Enables Manufacturers to Develop Benchmark Robots of the Industry

Mr. Josh Inman, Global VP, Kollmorgen Corporation,  the U.S.

15:30-16:00

Outlook on Applications of Legged Industrial Robots

Mr. GAO Feng, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China;

Chief Scientist, National Basic Research Program of China (973  Program)

16:00-16:30

New Breakthroughs and Scenarios of Exoskeleton  Robots

Mr. Homayoon Kazerooni, Professor, University of California, Berkeley,  the U.S.;

Director, Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering  Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, the U.S.;

Co-founder, Ekso Bionics, the U.S.

16:30-17:00

SMC: A Driver and Innovator of Industrial Automation

Mr. MA Qinghai, General Manager, SMC (China) Co., Ltd., Japan

17:00-18:00

Panel Discussion: AI and Robotics in China:  Investment Opportunities and Value

Moderator:

Mr. WANG Tianmiao, Professor, Beihang University, China;

Honorary Director,  Robotics Institute, Beihang University, China;

Chairman, IEEE RAS  (Beijing region)

Participants:

Mr. XU Kaicheng, Chairman, CITIC HIC Kaicheng  Intelligence Equipment Co., Ltd., China

Ms. LIU Qian, Chairwoman, Zhongrui  Funing Robotics (Shenyang) Co., Ltd., China

Ms. ZHANG Quanling, Founding Partner & CEO,  Ziniu Fund, China

Mr. WANG Shihai, Managing Director & Partner,SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd., China

Mr. LIU Wei, CEO, Baidu Ventures, China

Mr. HUANG Mingming,Founding Partner, FutureCap, China