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Tuesday, February 6 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
OPEN TALK : Personal Robotics - The Future Depends on Developers

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The emerging robotics market is ripe for disruption at the hands of developers, likely reaching a market value of $13.2 billion by the end of 2022. There will be a world where robots will be seen and treated as our friends and part of our families - performing helpful tasks, providing safety, and interacting with humans in friendly ways only currently known to science fiction. In order for that day to come, robotics developer expert and passionate entrepreneur Ian Bernstein will address the four principles for needed in personal robots, including: Relationships: They must be able to establish an emotional connection with humans Sense of familiarity: They have to fit into our space Usefulness: They need to actually do things, not just tell people to do things Multipurpose: Be able to perform multiple, not just one task Having built robots since he was 12 years old, Ian has a deep understanding of how developers can tap into this emerging market and what it will take for them to make personal robots a reality.

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Ian Bernstein

Founder & Head of Product, Misty Robotics
Before Misty Robotics, Ian was the Co-Founder and CTO of Sphero. During his 7 years there he helped to design and ship millions of robots worldwide including Sphero, SPRK, Ollie, BB-8, and the Star Wars Force Band. At heart Ian is a maker and a hacker. After getting introduced to... Read More →

Tuesday February 6, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Expo Hall -- Workshop Stage 1