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RoboUniverse is the leading professional robotics conference and exposition that promotes practical applications of robots and intelligent systems while considering the impact of robotic technologies on human behavior and implications to society. RoboUniverse brings robot manufacturers and technology providers together with business and technical professionals interested in robotics for business, healthcare, education, manufacturing, and the home.

The conference program focuses on robotics for improving the way people work, learn, and live with keen insights into human-robot behavior. The sessions provide insights into robotics markets and applications, business use cases, implementation strategies, key technology trends, and the implications of robots in our daily lives.

Co-located with Rising Media’s industry leading Inside 3D Printing Conference & Exposition and Virtual Reality Summit, RoboUniverse will continue to bring together innovators and visionaries together.


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Technological innovation has enabled a new breed of connected smart farms driven around efficiency, accuracy, big data, and automation. Meet and learn firsthand from several major farming technology innovators. Get a close up look at the autonomous robots and technologies that are changing agriculture forever.

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AI Track

A recent boom in artificial intelligence advancements is not only making robots smarter, but also enabling new fields of applications, including in software, services and more. The increasingly more powerful “brains” of future robotic applications not only solve common business problems, but also detect and predict future patterns. Evolved from an interdisciplinary mix of machine learning, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics and more, these new smart, predictive analytical techniques are also known as: AI, machine learning, deep learning, knowledge engines, or neural networks.

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Drones Track

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones are best described as “flying robots.” Drones are a growing part of both the consumer and business sectors. Of interest will be techniques to build and define a business based on drones as well as understanding current and future drone applications in ever changing technical and regulatory environments.

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Manufacturing Track

New collaborative robots and mobile autonomous robots are changing how goods are produced and managed. Learn about the latest advances in collaborative and mobile robots for manufacturing and materials handling. Learn all about the opportunities and advantages of employing safe, collaborative, mobile robots.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Agriculture Technology Users
  • AI Practitioners
  • Drone Builders
  • Educators and Research Professionals
  • Engineers and consultants
  • Government representatives
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Investors, analysts, & venture capitalists
  • Manufacturing professionals
  • Medical professionals
  • Qualified students
  • Robotics End-Users
  • Software Developers
  • Systems Integrators
  • Press & Media
  • 3D printing professionals

Frontier Tech Forum Events

The Frontier Tech Showdown is the premier pitch event for seed-stage startups in 3D Printing, Robotics and Virtual Reality. The past seven winners, including 3D Hubs, Wiivv, Voxel8, Metamason and CleverPet, have gone on to raise a cumulative $37 million. Asimov Ventures will present the winner of this year’s Frontier Tech Showdown in San Diego with an uncapped SAFE for $15,000. Come join us to shape the latest advancements in Frontier Tech by submitting your pitch deck today!

Inside 3D Printing is the largest professional 3D printing and additive manufacturing event worldwide. As a conference attendee, you’ll explore the business applications of 3D printing through conference sessions led by industry experts, demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and service. Join us on our world tour and see how 3D printing is revolutionizing industries including manufacturing, medicine, architecture, aerospace, and more.

Virtual Reality is once again “trending” now that decades of research and development have resulted in a new generation of low-cost VR devices that promise beneficial and profitable applications. VR is the largest platform opportunity since mobile and companies like Samsung, Microsoft, Google and Facebook are lining up to get a slice of the pie. VR is poised to become a major hub not only for gaming and entertainment, but for communications, business and social networking as well.

Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Media Partners


5D Robotics, Inc. is a Carlsbad, California-based company focused on providing technologies that provide extremely precise and cost-effective position and navigation data as well as industry-leading behavior algorithms to autonomous ground and air systems. Unlike GPS (the most widely used positioning technology for most existing autonomous systems) or various Artificial Intelligence technologies (also now widely used in robotic applications), 5D’s technologies work in any environment, including indoors, in large cities, underground, as well as in fog, rain, dust and dark. 5D also delivers positioning information that is significantly more accurate than does GPS, a requirement for many autonomy applications. For more information, please visit

Ascend’s part handling robots adapt to your environment. The robots use advanced perception, mobility, and dexterity to retrieve components, provide production line supply, and automate order fulfillment and kitting. We believe that embedded intelligence and sensing can make robots easy to deploy and manage, letting you automate with a compelling ROI.

AvatarMind’s iPal is a fully functional humanoid robot that is 3.5 feet tall and has 22 motors in the neck, arm, fingers, and wrists. For children iPal is a friend, educator and safety monitor. It can talk, dance, tell stories, play games, enable chatting with friends, sharing videos, and connecting to social media. iPal is a teacher for children with spoken language learning and tablet-based educational programs. Parents can remotely control iPal and monitor their child's safety and activity on their smartphone from anywhere. No robot can or should take the place of parents or friends, but they can improve education and security for children and make parents lives a little easier. Many elders are alone and lonely, and they often have problems keeping track of everyday activities, such as taking their medicine. iPal can help with this. Other use cases are in retail and hospitality.

Food Origins connects the fresh food that people eat to the farms they come from. We make the connections of the food from its origins in the farm and hands of the farmworkers to our families tables. Our tools enable growers to obtain direct, real-time, actionable, intelligence and advanced analytics to manage their ranches and produce. The same info gives customers on-demand transparency to know more and be assured about their food and the farming practices that went into the final product. Food Origins is a unique value for the consumers of the multi-billion dollar fresh fruit and vegetable industry.

IMSM supports organisations around the world in gaining ISO certification. An ISO certification is a recognised mark of quality, improving your business by producing consistent standards of quality to meet customer’s requirements. Our experienced assessors offer a flexible approach towards implementing a full support service for your business. IMSM ensures the steps to ISO certification are achievable and hassle-free.

The Mixing Bowl is connecting the people feeding the world with those changing the world through technology innovation. We strive to harness the adoption of IT innovation in the food and agriculture industries through business-focused dialogue between existing industry players, start-ups, investors, and other food innovators. As a leader in the Food/AgTech community, we leverage our knowledge base and network to help big companies accelerate their innovation and innovative start-ups to find partnerships and funding to thrive.

SICK Sensors –the innovation leader in sensing technology for over 70 years – offers one of the smallest LIDARs on the market (86mm), with its TiM family of laser scanners. TiM laser scanners are perfect for mobile robotics applications, offering a range of up to 25 meters, energy efficiency - consuming only 3 watts with a flexible input voltage range, and are great at detecting multi-colored objects - including black! EandM represents SICK Sensors in California. Stop by our booth #504 to learn more!


Amazon Alexa, the voice engine that powers Echo, provides “skills” that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. Alexa is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more customers use Alexa, the more she adapts to speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. With Alexa, developers can build new voice experiences and take advantage of learning new technology early, reaching more customers, and building skills quickly.

Media Partners

ABI Research is the leader in technology market intelligence. Our analysts act as an extension of the world’s most innovative organizations, accelerating their overall decision-making process to more quickly and confidently execute strategies. We assess markets to explore trends, offer insight into the changing landscape, and define tomorrow’s strategic technologies. For more information, visit

Ag Tech Insight brings the technology, investment, and agricultural worlds together and provides guidance and direction for investors entering the newly emerging AgTechnology industry. With strong roots in agriculture, we also work with growers to help them invest in AgTech and become more involved in shaping future AgTech solutions to progress their operations and the industry as a whole. From pilot project structure to investment opportunities around the solutions they are involved in, we help farmers and traditional ag investors realize the explosive returns available in AgTech investment and how it is differs from buying land and tractors. Our AgTech experience, together with decades of grower relationships, M & A, business management, unmet customer service, real estate, start-ups, distribution channels, marketing, and investment success makes ATI the perfect partner to guide you into the ag centric market. Our world-class professional group of growers, researchers, partners and advisors deliver the imperative expertise to assist your venture at any level.

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) is a private, mission-based non-profit corporation that specifically works with small to medium manufacturers in California. With over 20 years of experience, CMTC creates solutions for manufacturers and their daily operation challenges.

We understand the issues facing small and medium sized manufacturers and their unique business challenges. Our mission is to create solutions to improve organizational performance, while fostering innovation and growth, workforce and supply chain development, business sustainability, technology advancements and continuous improvement strategies.

CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world. is the ultimate resource for the emerging commercial drone ecosystem. For more information, please visit,

DroneNodes aims to provide valubale information from commercial drone market. Covering conferences, latest products, tutorials and various insights from multirotor field. For more information visit

EEWeb is the web’s premier Electronics/Electrical Engineering community providing news, tools, and resources for engineers. Focus areas of EEWeb include PCB Design, Analog Design, RF, Power Management, Embedded, Test & Measure, and Components. EEWeb offers its community members Technical Discussions, Online Toolbox, Design News, Community Blogs & Projects, Professional Networking, Personal Profiles & Resumes. The website also has it’s monthly magazine issues called EEWeb Pulse, a digital publication that highlights contents from EEWeb Community. For more information, please visit,

GISCafe is an online magazine offering GIS and geospatial professionals complete GIS product catalog listings, technical papers, GIS news, CEO interviews, multimedia presentations, press releases, event postings, job placement and more. Each GISWeekly Review delivers to its readers news concerning the latest developments in the GIS industry, in a readable newsletter format with feature stories and news bytes. GISCafe receives more than 75,000 unique visitors and its daily newsletter has more than 40,000 subscribers. Subscribe to the daily newsletter at GISCafe.Com.

Industry Network markets Australian & New Zealand based business, products & services to Australian & New Zealand wider marketplace. Industry Network website provides comprehensive information including; Directory, Events, Products, Services, Classifieds, and Members Library. Members login to update, add new items to their listing — with images and/or video. Regular newsletters distributed to Australian & New Zealand industry & commerce.

Mind Hub is a space where entrepreneurs transform their ideas into self-sustained tech startups. At MindHub we understand that tech and business talent, intra and external entrepreneurs, tech infrastructure, strategic collaboration and contact networks integrate any innovation ecosystem for startups to succeed. For that reason, we combine all those elements in one place to support new business opportunities and startups in the tech sector. Our facilities are located strategically in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, as part of the CaliBaja Bi-National Mega- Region. This mega-region offers unique opportunities for tech business investment. There are intellectual, scientific and technological resources, an established base of experienced and skilled entrepreneurs and business people.

OC Hackerz is a 6 year old community incubator focused on Technology, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Social Impact Innovation. Our signature events are Hackathons and Makerfaires, We are part of a 10,000 + member network across the United States. Our current project can be explored at

Robotics Today is a free promotion and news publishing platform for anyone related to robots, robotics technology and those who make it happen. We provide a structured overview of robotics development and the people involved. This includes a database for robots, projects, events, companies and organizations worldwide. With more than 1170 robots, we have the largest robot database in the world. Join us and promote your robots, projects, events, company or organization! For more information, visit is an Online Trade Magazine featuringProducts, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the AdvancedManufacturing, Factory Automation & 3D Printing industries.

Robohub is a non-profit online communication platform that brings together experts in robotics research, start-ups, business, and education from across the globe. Our mission at Robohub is to connect the robotics community to the rest of the world.

Robot Magazine helps you enjoy the magic of robotics; keeping you up-to-date with the technological advances that make the newest robotics innovations fun, interesting and educational. Our experts share their building techniques, operating instruction and upgrade advice to help you make the most of your robot, your time and your budget. Each issue of Robot is packed with the latest robotics events, the hottest build kits, and well-illustrated how-to’s. Plus, all of Robot’s extensive editorial content is complemented by powerful action and detail photography that captures the workmanship of these machines and the drama and excitement of their performance in and out of competition. In addition to six bi-monthly printed issues of the magazine, available by subscription or at newsstands and hobby shops worldwide, Robot maintains a helpful website that features the latest robotics product news, an extensive collection of how-to articles, robot kit reviews and tips for Roboticists of all interest and skill levels. is an Online Trade Magazine featuring Products, Companies, News, Articles and Events for the Industrial Automation, Robotics and Unmanned Vehicle industries. With an emphasis on the state of the art and on the horizon technologies that have strong prospects of commercialization, our philosophy is to create an outlet where the industry can share information and report on itself.

RotorDrone Magazine is a publication dedicated to today’s drone enthusiast, serving up essential information for every audience from beginners to sport racers to professional aerial cinematographers. Every issue is packed with spectacular photography, expert tips, how-to’s, news, and reviews on the latest aircraft and gear.

We love RC and FPV. We are dedicated to learning and experimenting with drone and autonomous vehicles on land, in the air or in the water. Come out and show us your rigs and experiments and we'll all learn and build together.

San Diego DUG is a member of the Drone User Group Network, an association of community organizations that promote the use of civilian drone technology for the benefit of humanity.

San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) mobilize business, government and civic leaders to maximize the region’s economic prosperity. EDC is a nonprofit corporation funded by more than 150 companies and public partners committed to enhancing regional prosperity. The strength of our private sector support enables us to provide our services free of charge. Our network of partners makes us most effective as we work to spur job growth across critical sectors within our economy. We serve regionally by supporting local companies, implementing programs to help retain businesses, and advocating for policies that enhance the region’s economic competitiveness. We lead efforts to bring new investment and new companies to the region. We collaborate with industry associations and partners to approach cohesively our regional issues. We market the region to highlight the region’s incredible talent and quality of life keeping them here. To learn more about the EDC and the vibrant ecosystem for innovation that exists in San Diego,

If you like to build your own robots, come join us! Any kind of robot. Maybe small table-top autonomous robots using kits, or with custom Arduino brains. Or larger custom machined bots with Android cell phones as brains. Maybe quad-copter flying bots. How about battle bots. Or sumo bots. Or fire-fighting bots. Or Let’s get together and show off our robots and maybe create a local robotics competition. Or maybe prepare together for national robotic competitions such as at RoboGames. What do you want to build? For information, please visit

Sensors is the leading website in North America focused on the Sensors marketplace, bringing together 40,000 unique visitors per month who are qualified design, test and systems engineering professionals, looking to research and make purchasing decisions. Readers want to find solutions that will help them develop or improve their products, systems and ongoing projects. VDC Research cites Sensors as the #1 magazine engineers use for gathering information on sensors. Sensors Online combines a suite of special-interest websites and faster access to news, trends and reviews through a variety of integrated media channels. For more information, please visit

Startupmanship is part of the ClassBrain network of sites, and is focus on education of startups and entrepreneurs, especially in the Orange County/SoCal region of California. There are curated articles from great thinkers around the country, as well as unique content on events, tools, and materials available to help entrepreneurship grow. Our meetup is the Startupmanship "INNOVATION MEETUP:" and our site is located at:

SUAS-Global Ltd is a Network organisation, supporting UAS Operators, Manufacturers and Service providers with business development, promoting the safe growth of a sustainable industry Globally.

Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) is dedicated to technology and innovation within unmanned systems. Our website and weekly e-newsletter provide up-to-the-minute information about technological developments in this sector. Our comprehensive supplier profiles showcase products, services and capabilities in the unmanned land, sea and air vehicle industry – create your company listing today!