ROWG is a cross-industry group aimed at sharing best practices and advancing the state of the art for the operation at scale of autonomous robots.
Growth in deployment of autonomous robots across industries.
New challenges posed by autonomous robots working in un/semi-structured environments
Need for common practices to facilitate adoption
Use of common practices to increase safety, security, and reliability
Group with representatives from different industries that meets regularly
Chartered with producing guidelines, whitepapers and other content
Create sub-groups as needed to work on specific deliverables
Initially can be structured as a recurring meetup
Longer term if necessary can be organized as a standalone non-profit entity or join a standards-setting organization
Representatives from various robotics companies, industry verticals, vendors and operators
May have people from engineering, product, operations, legal, etc.
Aspire to broad international representation including people from robotics hubs around the world (Silicon Valley, Boston, Pittsburgh, Odense, Shenzhen, etc.) and corporates in logistics, construction, agriculture, healthcare, building services, etc.
Monthly virtual meetings
Quarterly in-person meetings
Annual event to present findings aligned with a major robotics conference
Kick-off at RoboBusiness in Santa Clara (Oct 1-3, 2019)
Meetings will rotate and be hosted by member companies
We will follow up with information about the working group