Robotic Startup Introduction

Robotic Startup Introduction

06 Sep 2018, 13:45 - 15:15

Crombie B

Session Title: Robotic Startup Introduction

This session will introduce several innovative startups that can impact the safety, efficiency and cost of oil & gas operations. The panel will focus on venture capital and startup perspective on investing in Robotics and AI:

• How are large O&G corporate venture capital (CVC) groups analysing investment opportunities in the startup space?

• What is the optimal relationship between CVC and startups? 

• What are the CVC track record and lessons learnt in aiming at accelerating the adoption of robotics & automation technology?

• Is the military ahead or behind and what can oil & gas learn from them?  

• People are key. Do O&G corporations have adequate access to technical talents?

Session Moderator:

Sepand Ossia, Robotics Research Director, Schlumberger

1345-1405: Eelume

Richard Mills, Sales Director, Kongsberg Maritime                                              

1405-1425: Dr. F. Javier Diez, Founder and CEO, SubUAS LLC

 Real-Time Enhanced Vision in Turbid Waters

Jaouad Hajjami, R&D Computer Vision Engineer, Forssea Robotics                                                                                                                                       

1445-1515: Q&A Session


• Richard Mills, Sales Director, Kongsberg Maritime

• Dr. F. Javier Diez, Professor, Founder and CEO, SubUAS LLC

• Jaouad Hajjami, R&D Computer Vision Engineer, Forssea Robotics


  • Richard Mills


    Sales Director

    Kongsberg Maritime

    Richard Mills is a Director Subsea Solutions Sales & Marine Robotics and Infrastructure Sales. 

  • Dr. F. Javier Diez


    Founder and CEO

    SubUAS LLC

    Dr. F. Javier Diez is the founder and CEO of SubUAS LLC, which is commercializing their Naviator, the first unmanned vehicle capable of operating in...

  • Jaouad Hajjami


    R&D Computer Vision Engineer

    Forssea Robotics

    My name is Jaouad Hajjami and I have been working at Forssea Robotics since March 2017 as an R&D Computer Vision Engineer to aid underwater tracking...

  • Sepand Ossia


    Robotics Research Director


    Sepand Ossia is the robotics director at Schlumberger-Doll Research in Boston, where he leads a multidisciplinary team working on integrating...

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