Plenary Session 3: How to Grow the Digital Transformation

Plenary Session 3: How to Grow the Digital Transformation

06 Sep 2018, 09:30 - 11:00

Gordon Suite

Plenary Session 3: How to Grow the Digital Transformation: How do We Get Beyond Tomorrow, Sustain the Digital Transformation and Overcome potential barriers? What are the Next Generation of Jobs/Workers? (beyond) Future of Intelligent Automation

0930-1000: Keynote "Robotics Trends and Predictions: Lessons Learned from Driverless Cars

"Self-driving vehicles have the potential to revolutionize our transportation infrastructure, but also raise major challenges for research and policy development.  In this talk, I will describe some of the core technologies of mobile robotics that underpin self-driving vehicles and other new applications of robotics, including: sensing, mapping, navigation, and path-planning.  I will also describe the role of Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms in self-driving, and will discuss potential connections of self-driving and SLAM with Deep Learning algorithms and technology. I will also discuss how techniques and insights from self-driving might apply to challenging problems in marine robotics, including feature-based navigation for autonomous underwater vehicles." -

Prof. John Leonard, MIT, Scientific Advisor Toyota Research Institute                                                                                             


1. Autonomous robots assisting Asset and Condition Monitoring

2. Augmented reality seamlessly integrated into daily operations workflow

(better process adherence, less deviations, higher quality in process execution)

3. Artificial Intelligence allowing fewer Operators driving for longer uptime, higher speed and yield

4. Interaction and mutual augmentation between humans and robots; collaborative robotics

5. User friendliness, verification and trustworthiness of AI

6. Cognitive Abilities Acquired through smart sensing and operational learning. 

7. 5g networks and their value to process automation and control

1000-1100: ABB, Schlumberger, Sparcognition, John Leonard, 1-2 panellists  

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