Will Allen
Will Allen

HP Fellow & VP

Will Allen is an Inventor and Innovator in the Emerging Compute Lab, part of HP Labs. For thirty years, he has been inventing and commercializing digital technology, contributing to HP programs with global impact in: digital instrumentation, inkjet printing, digital projection displays, and services. His current areas of interest include: robotic systems, machine learning, and HP technical career path governance. 

Will Allen is speaker of the following session:

Si-Beum Cho
Si-Beum Cho

Facility Researcher

National Institute for Disaster Prevention

Si-Bum Cho received his master's degree from the Kwandong Coastal Environmental Control Department (Tsunami Tsunami). He was awarded the UAV Research Award for Disaster Safety. He also received an Excellence Prize at the disaster relief drone competition. He succeeded in revitalizing the utilization of UAV in disaster safety. He is currently working as a facility researcher at the National Institute for Disaster Prevention. (UAV-based disaster site investigation and research)

Si-Beum Cho is speaker of the following session:

SeungWook Choi
SeungWook Choi

SeungWook Choi graduated from Korea University with his Bachelor‘s degree in Computer Engineering and Passed the 45th Patent Attorney Exam in 2008. He worked as Expert Committee member of Patent Assessment Transaction Expert Team in Korea Invention Promotion Association from 2009 to 2011. Also, he worked as Hwain Patent Law Firm Partner Patent Attorney in 2015. He has been working at Korea Electronics Association from 2015. He also worked at The Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).

SeungWook Choi is speaker of the following session:

Sun Hee Choi
Sun Hee Choi

Director of Contents Development

Geulbangen

As the Director of Contents Development (Vice President) of Geulbangen Technology Corp., she established " Creative Spring, " an educational institution specializing in admissions and essay writing, and applied 3 patents relative to online-learning evaluation method by establishing 'IntoThink' company which was developing online learning system. 

Sun Hee Choi is speaker of the following session:

Kensei Damura
Kensei Damura

CEO

D.K.T

Kensei Demura is a CEO of D.K.T, robotics company realizing robot life for happiness. D.K.T. is currently developing Happy Mini, an autonomous home support robot, and running Girls Art Project, a robotics community for girls to make the next industrial revolution with robotics. Starting his robotics carrier from the age of 13, he launched D.K.T. robot school which teaches local students under 20 years old using new educational method and tools developed, such as D.K.T. Robot Quest, robot training program using RPG system, D.K.T. Online, an online robot school, SkyLifeSDK, drone programming tool for children, and etc. D.K.T. have also ran Drone Space, Drone & AR Telepresence travel service, joint research of home support robot with Kanazawa Institutes of Technology, and other robotics projects. He also has worked as a robotics engineer at Silicon Valley robotics startup, robotics researcher which won various academic international robotics competition such as RoboCup, and robot artist which performed drone art at Thailand. 

Kensei Damura is speaker of the following session:

Manoj Fernando
Manoj Fernando

Founder & CEO

Thinktomi

Manoj Fernando is the founder and CEO of Thinktomi, a Silicon Valley based School of Innovation that uses a learning and innovation platform to empower students to executives with the mindset, skill set and network to scale their companies to global markets. Manoj has worked as an executive in high tech for more than 29 years in both U.S. and global markets. In the past 17, he has been on the founding team of several technology startups and raised more than $25 million in venture capital. Manoj has been an adjunct professor in EMBA programs and is currently on the corporate faculty at Harrisburg University. He is also a frequent speaker at startup events and a mentor and advisor to various companies around the globe. Manoj holds a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Telecommunications.

Manoj Fernando is speaker of the following session:

Bruce Floersheim
Bruce Floersheim

COO

GoX Studio

Dr. Bruce Floersheim is Chief Operations Officer and Co-founder of GoX Studio (www.goxstudio.com), a small product development company focused on wearable and robotic technologies that enhances health, performance and quality of life.  Currently he is supporting execution of a human performance optimization product commercialization to provide ergonomists with the next generation of quantitative assessment tools to assess and enhance workplace safety and human performance.   He is also the Director of Operations for the Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA – www.wearablerobotics.com), a trade association he co-founded helping to bring together businesses, US government program leaders, innovators and technologies in this emerging technical field to establish international standards and link buyers with sellers.  

Bruce Floersheim is speaker of the following session:

Tareq Gamal
Tareq Gamal

Founder and CEO

ArabicRobotics.com

Tareq Gamal, Founder and CEO of ArabicRobotics.com, Has more than 15 years of IT experience, Worked in many Microsoft technologies Projects,

Tareq worked professionally on Robotics since 2011.

He established several Robotics projects in Arm Robotics, Emotiv. As a Robotics Engineer and Researcher, He works in Social Robotics like RemoRobo, Tota Robot and health care Robotics systems like RoboHospital, integrating Robotics Systems and cross platform projects like:

  •  NAO.NET
  • RemoRobo-RoboHospital integration.

 you can Reach Tareq at: ArabicRobotics@gmail.com

Tareq Gamal is speaker of the following session:

Igor Gaponov
Igor Gaponov

Assistant Professor

KoreaTech

Igor Gaponov received his BS degree in Automation and Control from the South-West State University, Russia in 2006, and his MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Korea University of Technology and Education (KoreaTech) in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KoreaTech. His research interests include exoskeletons and assistive devices, human-machine interaction, novel actuators, and nonlinear control.

Igor Gaponov is speaker of the following session:

Changsoo Han
Changsoo Han

Professor

Prof. Changsoo Han received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin in 1985, 1989, respectively. In 1990, he was appointed Hanyang University (ERICA Campus, Korea) as a faculty member, and currently is a professor in the department of robot engineering. His research interests include human-robot interaction, wearable and rehabilitation robots, and various applications for automation.

He is an active researcher with brilliant achievements. He is currently an executive officer of many academic societies such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction, Korean Society of Precision Engineering and Korean Society of Manufacturing Technology Engineers. He has been published 112 international journal papers, several hundreds of conference papers as well as 210 patents since 1990.

He is leading CIM and Robotics Lab since 1990 and has supervised 213 masters and 47 Ph.D.s. He has taught various courses such as Control System Design, System Dynamics, Advanced Robotics, Fundamental Theory of Mechatronics and Experiments, Robotic Mechanism and Dynamics. He is awarded as Prominent Engineer by Prime Minister of Korean government at 2010. He has conducted more than 90 projects funded by government and industry. 

Changsoo Han is speaker of the following session:

Joe Hitt
Joe Hitt

Executive Director

Wearable Robotics Association

  • Highly successful business owner who took his company from 2 to over 200 employees under contract in 36 months.
  • Recognized nationally as an expert in robotic technologies and human systems starting the first of its kind wearable robotics trade association and participating on multiple government, private and academic panels and boards.
  • Created the world’s first bionic running leg showcased on the DISCOVERY CHANNEL with a Special Forces amputee running at 8 mph four months after losing his limb.
  • Managed to cost, performance and schedule a wide variety of advanced technology programs from intelligent munitions, counter-mine, alternative energy and legged robotics over the course of 15 years, with a budget in excess of $1 Billion, partnered with over 100 academic and industry organizations.
  • Led, as DARPA Program Manager:


    • Warrior Web Exoskeleton Project
    • Legged Squad Support System (legged robot)
    • EXACTO (guided bullet)
    • Squad X (augmented reality, soldier and robot teaming)
    • Vulture (ultra long duration UAV)
  • Led, as an Associate Professor, the United States Military Academy’s Aerodynamics and Thermodynamics Group in the #2 US NEWS & WORLD REPORTS nationally ranked Mechanical Engineering Program teaching over 500 students annually.
  • Led the development of the biomechanics program and its first testing and design laboratory at the United States Military Academy. 

Joe Hitt is speaker of the following session:

Jung Hoon
Jung Hoon

Director

ETRI

Jung-hoon, Director of ETRI, received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Missouri University in 2001 and has been working at the Post-Tech Research Center of the Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute since 2002. He is currently the head of the Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. As part of this effort, Presidential Citation was received in 2013.

Sunghun Jung
Sunghun Jung

Sunghun Jung received his Ph.D in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University and has been working at the Hanwha systems - Samsung Thales at that time - saparating defense business section since 2000 after joinning the Samsung Electronics co. in 1992.

He has been doing a lot of R&D projects related unmanned system, future combat system, C4I system, and also military wireless communication which is his area of expertise and has been the head of the C2 & Communication R&D center leader since 2017.

Dan Kara
Dan Kara

Vice President, Robotics and Intelligent Systems

WTWH Media

Dan Kara is Vice President, Robotics at WTWH Media where he is charted with driving the company’s robotics initiatives including the Robot Report online portal and The Robotics Summit Conference and Exposition. Prior to joining WTWH, he was Practice Director, Robotics at ABI Research and Chief Research Officer for Myria RAS, both research and advisory services firms focused on automation, robotics and intelligent systems. Dan was also President of Robotics Trends, an integrated media and research firm serving the personal, service and mobile robotics markets. He was the developer and past chairman of the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition series, the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition series, the RoboNexus Conference and Exposition series, and the CES Robotics TechZone. Dan has also worked as Executive Vice President of Intermedia Group, Director of Research at Ullo International, and Chief Technical Officer of Software Productivity Group.  He holds a MS in Computer Science from Boston University.

Dan Kara is speaker of the following session:

Gareth Keane
Gareth Keane

Partner

Promus Ventures

Gareth Keane is a Partner with Promus Ventures, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Promus Ventures invests in early-stage deep-technology software and hardware companies that are run by visionary and tenacious founding teams. Promus funds companies shaping the future in areas like robotics, AI/ML, space, and synthetic biology.

Gareth’s career to date has stretched from engineering roles to venture capital investment.  Prior to joining Promus Ventures he worked at Qualcomm Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. Before that he worked for two years in the corporate development teams at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, focused on strategic investment, corporate M&A and corporate strategy. Previously he worked for PMC-Sierra and a number of other technology firms across both hardware and software.

Gareth has an MBA from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, a PhD in Electronic Engineering from The Queen’s University of Belfast (UK) and a BE in Electronic Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Gareth is also a Kauffman Fellow. 

Cory Kidd
Cory Kidd

Founder & CEO

Catalia Health

Dr. Cory Kidd is the founder and CEO of Catalia Health, a patient care management company.  The company develops a hardware and software platform that uses a combination of psychology and artificial intelligence to engage patients through interactive conversations.  These conversations happen through mobile, web, and interactive robotic interfaces; together these interfaces create a relationship that can reach patients at any time they need support.  The data reported back through the system gives Catalia Health’s customers valuable information to understand the daily activities and needs of their patients. Dr. Kidd is a serial entrepreneur who has been working in healthcare technology for nearly two decades.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab in human-robot interaction and his B.S. in Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Cory Kidd is speaker of the following session:

Jin-Oh Kim
Jin-Oh Kim

Professor

School of Robotics, Kwangwoon University

Professor Kim received his Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Melon University. He worked as a researcher at the SECOM Lab in Japan, and also as a robotics business manager at Samsung Electronics. Now he is professor at Kwangwoon University in robotics. In addition, he has led the development of more than 300 robots in cooperation with many companies. 

Jin-Oh Kim is speaker of the following session:

Jae Il Lee
Jae Il Lee

Geulbangen

Worked as an engineer in the field of process engineering and R&D center for about 25 years, did at domestic automotive product companies and held a post of chief engineer at the R&D center of Delphi and SMR which are global companies. And he has got the qualification of 'Professional Engineer' and 'Engineering Consultant' around 20 years ago and used to consult companies as a freelancer. While he was at Delphi Automotive company as the chief engineer, he was awarded the 'Enginier of the Month' by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Korean government and the R&D center also received the Prime Minister's Award. Currently, he is focusing on developing the AI program using the contents of "writing profiling" and is leading various kinds of online/offline business such as writing skill-up academy, discusssion cafe and is planning to launch a psychological analysis AI programs for children as well in the second half of 2018.

Jae Il Lee is speaker of the following session:

Han Lei
Han Lei

Founder & CEO

Future Wise

Han Lei is a sci-fi enthusiast and multimedia interaction designer. He was a party producer and had participated in the production of film premieres of Chinese directors such as Zhang Yimou, Wu Yusen, Wang Jiawei, Chen Kaige, Feng Xiaogang, etc., "The same song" large-scale concert, "Song of the movie" large-scale musicals, and national film awards. Ceremonies such as "Huabiao Award" and "Golden Rooster Baihua Award" have performed nearly 100 large-scale performances. In 2014, Han Lei founded Futurewise Inc., led the research and development of exoskeleton type armor NK01 and cockpit-type machine armored Shenshuiyuan (XX21). At the same time, partner Shen Xiao and his team created China's sci-fi world " Spirit World."

Han Lei is speaker of the following session:

Matt Oehrlein
Matt Oehrlein

CEO

MegaBots

Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of MegaBots. An international giant fighting robot sports league. His 15-ton robot, Eagle Prime, representing the United States, currently holds the title as the undefeated super heavyweight champion of the world after defeating Japan in 2017.

After earning a Master’s degree in control theory & robotics from the University of Minnesota, Matt worked at Eaton Corporation's Global Research and Technology center on breakthrough technologies like hybrid hydraulic powertrains, digital hydraulics, and, electrified superchargers. Matt was previously President of i3Detroit, Metro Detroit’s largest co-working space.  Matt has also been a repeat finalist in Red Bull’s Creation Challenge, a national engineering and innovation competition. 

Matt Oehrlein is speaker of the following session:

Andrea Puiatti
Andrea Puiatti

Founder & CEO

Skysense

Andrea is a Berlin-based tech entrepreneur and inventor who believes in turning ideas into reality.

He's a hands-on executive leader with a passion for building successful teams driven by a vision: founder and CEO of Skysense, Qualcomm Ventures-backed technology startup building an automated Drone Charging Infrastructure for commercial applications. Among its customers are NASA, General Electrics, Prosegur, and enterprises planning to operate drones at scale. Graduated from Techstars (Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator 2015). Prior experience in SEO, B2B marketing&sales, frontend development, mountaineering and surfing large waves.

Andrea Puiatti is speaker of the following session:

Youngbo Shim
Youngbo Shim

Manager and Technical Leader

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Dr. Youngbo Shim is currently working at Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) as a manager and technical leader in Mechatronics Lab.  He received  B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1994, M.S and Ph.D degrees in 1996 and 2002 respectively in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University. After completing Post Doc course in Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) researching on Public Service Robots (PSR), he joined SAIT in 2003 as a research staff. He designed robot control and software architecture for mobile robots, which enabled the robots to move around in the office environment for 20 days without any human intervention. After moved to Mechatronics and Manufacturing Research Center in Samsung Electronics, he had dedicated himself to mechanism design for humanoid robots till 2009, focusing on upper body and safe arm mechanism. Based on those experiences, he was in charge of manipulation technologies including dual-arm motion planning and grasping control. In parallel with them he worked as a leader of multiple projects which had been launched to transfer robot technologies to other business departments. He returned to SAIT in 2011 and developed master device for single-port surgical robot. Now he has been playing his role in managing technology development regarding walking assist device since 2013 and also titled as research master of mechatronics technology in 2014. He has 66 US patents in robotics, 31 of which have been registered. Now his research interests are mainly related to rehabilitation robotics including human-compatible mechanism design and control, biomechanics, human motion simulation and application of deep learning to deal with big data for human musculoskeletal healthcare.

Youngbo Shim is speaker of the following session:

Hyunseok Shim
Hyunseok Shim

Lv. 5 Official

Defense Acquisition Program Administration

Hyunseok Shim graduated from Princeton University, and earned a Master's Degree in Economics from Yonsei University. He has been working in international cooperation at the Defense Acquisition Program Administration since 2014. Currently, he is conducting research related to drone threats in the military sector and anti-drone systems.

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Young Taek Son
Young Taek Son

Director

KASM Research Center

Son, Young Taek(Head of KASM Reasearch Center, Attorney at Law) is an on-the-spot lawyer who spent the past several decades since he passed the 43rd Justice Examination in 2001. During this period, he served as the member of the investigation committee of Daejeon District Public Prosecutors' Office and as the member of deliberation committee of information disclosure council in Daejeon province. In 2012, Son, Young Taek received his master's degree in law from the University of Bristol in the UK  to expand his legal expertise. After returning to Republic of Korea in 2015, he has been living a second life as a Head of Spatial Information Research Center of Korean Association of Spatial information, surveying & Mapping and a lawyer for the technicians of surveying and spatial information who served as the Korean industrialization leader of last half century.

Young Taek Son is speaker of the following session:

Shiqian Sun
Shiqian Sun

CEO

Monkey King

Sun Shiqian, a young artist, a leader in Chinese wind robot art, and a guest teacher of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a title of mid-level engineer, head of creation for ACTOYS (4.2 million registered members) in China, promoter of Huaman Times and SIVTIME Art League, director of the Professional Committee for Animation Games of China Film Critics Association, preparation for IP development of Tencent Shanhai Committee co-sponsors. Since 2014, Sun Shiqian has started lectures on "From 2D to 4D" series of colleges and universities. Sun Shiqian loved robots since childhood and was committed to integrating robotics technology with traditional Chinese culture. He established the Beijing Huaman Art Studio, Dalian Huaman Coast Mecha Studio, and Sichuan Huaman Sanhe Film Special Effects Studio. Over the years, he has independently designed a series of 12 Zodiac robots in collaboration with a large number of contemporary art works both at home and abroad. In 2015, he created the world’s first large-scale deformable sculpture “Chen Long Rise” and made China’s first A large-scale independent quadrupedal walking Ryoma sculpture.He produced the first large-scale exoskeleton synchronous art robot BILIBILI, and the world’s first pilotable animal-shaped robot robot. The related works were successively held at the World Robot Conference, Central Propaganda Department. China Science and Technology Week, Wenbo, General Administration of Sport of China CEC Electronic Games, SHCC, MAKER FAIRE, CCG, GMIC, GMIC, CHINAJOY, BJCC, IDO, TGC, China International Animation Festival, Yangmei Art Festival and other grand events debuted, and got the country The meeting of leaders has also caused great repercussions and attention at home and abroad. Over the years,Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily, Reuters, AFP, Associated Press and other mainstream media at home and abroad have reported on Sun Shiqian and the related works.

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Sigune Suttner
Sigune Suttner

Managing Partner and Founder

StraightWalk GmbH

Sigune is an Entrepreneur with over 10 years of corporate experience in the industry. She has been working in the German and Korean steel- and high-tech industry, at a Swiss hidden champion in automotive, automation and energy where she managed a innovation portfolio of organic and inorganic growth activities in logistics, robotics and wearable robotics. She recently found StraightWalk, a Munich based global advisory firm who raise the first Industrial-Exoskeleton-Fund.

She has an International Executive MBA and graduated from Steinbeis University Germany, Kelly Business School USA, Oxford Brokes UK and Sungkyunkwan University Korea

Is known for the ability to connect and enable people and businesses cross border, to provide strategic innovation and sustainable value.

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