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Thursday, September 26 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Robots, Drones and Self Driving Cars

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A new crop of moving objects are taking to the roads and airways.

While military drones get all the press, civilian unmanned craft are going into production at a fast clip. The good drones are being built for tasks such as climate research an pesticide reduction in agriculture. They’ll someday share the airspace with personal air vehicles. These lightweight crafts that will make flying as commonplace as driving and commuting a breeze — at speeds of up to 200 mph. New breakthroughs in aviation are ushering in a new era of flight that will transform the way we live and move about. Bestselling author and former Wired editor Chris Anderson, now CEO of 3D Robotics, takes up the subject.

As for robocars, should they be allowed to speed? If they don't—and most human drivers do—they could create a problem on the roadways. Who owns the rights to the data that will be collected? Should they be allowed on California highways without a driver ready to take over at a moment's notice? Questions like these are ones that need to be sorted out as the robots take the wheel. Brad Templeton, an Internet pioneer who is on the faculty of Singularity University and is an adviser to Google's driver-less car project, will present his insights.

And the new CEO of Savioke, Steve Cousins, formerly the President and CEO of Willow Garage, will enlighten us about sophisticated, easy-to-use robots that will be appearing at a service establishment nearby in the not-to-distant future.

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Beth Rogozinski

Founder, Transmedia SF
Beth is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and former college instructor with over twenty years in the media technology industry in strategy, production and marketing. She was on the founding team of the world renown Multimedia Studies Program at SFSU and was the Executive... Read More →

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Chris Anderson

CEO, 3D Robotics
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Prior to Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York. Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling books... Read More →
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Steve Cousins

CEO, Savioke
Steve Cousins, CEO, was formerly the President and CEO of Willow Garage. During his tenure, Willow Garage created the PR2 robot, the open source TurtleBot, and the robot operating system (ROS), and spun off 8 companies:
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Brad Templeton

Faculty Member, Singularity U
@bradtem Brad Templeton founded and designed the software for ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company, then sold it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. ClariNet publishes an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers machines. He has... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

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