2014 NRI PI Meeting

Event Type: 
Date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 07:30 to Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 16:30
Venue: 
United StatesArlington


Please mark your calendars for the second National Robotics Initiative Principal Investigators (NRI PI) meeting on November 19-20, 2014. The event, which will be held in Arlington, Virginia at the the Westin Arlington Gateway hotel, will bring together the community of researchers, companies, and program managers who are actively engaged in the National Robotics Initiative, launched in 2011. This meeting will include presentations on cutting-edge research and will provide a forum for community sharing of best practices in research, as well as the dissemination and translation of research.


On-line registration for the National Robotics Initiative Principal Investigators (NRI PI) Meeting is closed.

NRI PI Meeting Agenda
The Westin Arlington Gateway
801 North Glebe Road. Arlington, VA 22203
19–20 November 2014

Day 1, Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time

Event

Room

07:30 – 04:30 AM

Registration

Pre-Function B

08:00 – 09:00 AM

Breakfast

Pre-Function ACD

09:00 – 10:30 AM

Welcome Remarks and Agency Perspective
Erwin Gianchandani, NSF
Richard Voyles, OSTP
Jeff Trinkle, NSF
Grace Peng, NIH
Daniel Schmoldt, USDA
Robert Ambrose, NASA

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Break

Pre-Function ACD

11:00 – 12:30 PM

   2-minute project summaries (45 presentations)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

12:30 – 02:00 PM

Lunch and Poster Session 1 of 3

Pre-Function ACD,
Hemingway Salon, and
Hemingway Pre-Function

02:00 – 3:30 PM

  Industry Perspectives
      I-Corp Considerations (Errol Arkilic, M34 Capital)
      Lessons from I-Corp (Leif Jentoft, RightHand Robotics)
      Start-ups

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

03:30 – 04:00 PM

Break

Pre-Function ACD

04:00 – 05:30 PM

2 minute project summaries (45 presentations)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

05:30 – 07:00 PM

Social mingle and refreshments, Poster Session 2 of 3.

Pre-Function ACD,
Hemingway Salon, and
Hemingway Pre-Function

07:00 – 09:00 PM

Dinner

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

Day 2, Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time

Event

Room

07:30 – 09:00 AM

Breakfast

Pre-Function ACD

09:00 – 10:00 AM

NRI Self-­‐Evaluation (Chair: SK Gupta)
      Program Review Overview (A. Balakrishnan, STPI)
      Discussion of potential mechanisms for evaluation

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

  10:00 – 11:00 AM

    Keynote presentations
     
  Ken Goldberg, UC Berkeley
       Christian Sanz, Skycatch

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

11:00 – 11:30 AM

   Break  Pre-Function ACD

11:30 - 12:30 PM
(Parallel Sessions)

Outreach
  K. McCarthy, MSI
  A. Howard, GT

Technology Transfer
  J-S. Valois, CMU
  R. Mahoney, SRI

F. Scott Fitzgerald  A, B


F. Scott Fitzgerald  C, D, E

 

12:30 – 02:00 PM

Lunch and Poster Session 3 of 3 (primarily Co-PIs)

Pre-Function ACD

01:00 – 02:00 PM

Lunch Panel: Robots for Infectious Diseases

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

02:00 – 03:30 PM

Best Practice in Education
  Undergraduate Robotics – (M. Gennert, WPI)
  Educational Technology (H. Yanco, UMASS Lowell)
  Soft Robotics Toolkit (C. Walsh, D. Holland Harvard)

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

03:30 – 04:00 PM

Break

Pre-Function ACD

04:00 – 04:30 PM

Wrap-up and follow up activities.  End of Meeting

F. Scott Fitzgerald Ballroom

 

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