Robo Boston | October 1 & 2

85 Northern Ave, Boston
Seaport Common and Adjacent Outdoor Tent

Friday, October 1, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Robotics Executive Forum – Our Future with Robots

The forum hosted keynotes from iRobot’s CTO, Chris Jones, and CEO, Colin Angle, who came to the forum via the telepresence AVA robot and shared the vision for the connected home.  John Suh, Vice President Head of New Horizons Studio R&D Division of the Hyundai Motor Group, shared information, and thoughts around the future of mobility, ultimate mobility vehicles, and vehicle design reimagined.  Naveen Kuppuswamy, Tactile Perception and Control Lead and Senior Research Scientist at the Toyota Research Institute shared his vision and work in soft robots for domestic manipulation with high-res tactile sensing and shape/stiffness adaption.

The forum concluded with a panel of seasoned robotics founders and CEOs discussing investments and the next stage of growth for robotics companies.  The session was moderated by Glen Mello of Silicon Valley Bank and participants included Peter Howard (CEO Realtime Robotics), Yaro Tenzer (Cofounder Righthand Robotics), Jason Walker (founder & CEO Waypoint Robotics recently acquired by Locus Robotics, and Adam Sachs (CEO Vicarious Surgical, recent NYSE debut).  Glen provided some background and the growing market, including the need to automate and shared purchasing trends that make adoptions of automation easier.  Panelists share their thoughts around topics including challenges around growing and scaling, access to capital and talent as a key piece for success.



Friday, October 1, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Robotics & AI Technical Career Fair

More than a dozen start-ups and industry leaders hosted information tables where candidates learned more about their company, found out about open positions, and were able to schedule interviews. The event was free and open to the public. 655 Job seekers were registered.  We plan to host additional career fairs in the future.

Companies interested in participating, please contact

Saturday, October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4th Annual Robot Block Party

The innovative Boston Seaport neighborhood hosted the world’s largest festival around all things robotic, from autonomous vehicles and drones, to delivery vehicles and dogs.  The free and open to the public event had something for everyone!  See BLOG post here.


Saturday, October 2, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

STEM Interactive Activities

Several companies hosted STEM interactive activities during the event.

Find out more about our STEM program.

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