The annual convention of leaders in robotics took place September 25-27 in Santa Clara, CA.RoboBusinessis the prime conference on the business of robotics, with world-class speakers and top exhibitors from around the world.
At InOrbit we chose RoboBusiness for ourcommercial launch. The interest far exceeded our expectations: the traffic at our booth was virtually non-stop, often with multiple conversations going on with members of our team at once.
One of the best parts was sharing the space with our strategic partner, Ekumen. The team at Ekumen are experts in software development for the robotics industry. Through our partnership, InOrbit and Ekumen can offer the scale of a RobOps (DevOps for Robotics) platform and the flexibility of a dedicated team of developers who can build on top of the platform.
Our friends at Rover Robotics were also at the show. At the InOrbit booth, we demonstrated teleoperations of one of Rover's modular robots through InOrbit Mission Control.
In addition, Florian moderated a panel on Robotics Infrastructure at Global Scale with some amazing panelists. There were some great insights on the challenges when robots first venture out of the lab into the field, and then the difficulties they found in scaling infrastructure for robot fleet management.
We were so busy we weren't able to attend many of the great talks. One of our favorites was Prof. Ken Goldberg's keynote, which not only covered advances in robot grasping but also shared insights on cloud robotics, an opportunity that we actively pursuing at InOrbit.