Robotics Tech Today and Beyond - Talks by Microchip, Analog Devices and Rea...

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Wayra Germany GmbH

Kaufingerstraße 15

80331 München


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Robots are already in use everywhere. There is no doubt that robotics technology has been reported as the most innovative and disruptive across industries. Join us on the 7th of March to learn more about how robotics is shaping the high tech landscape directly from:

- A leading provider of microcontroller and analogue semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide (Microchip).

- An American multinational semiconductor company specialising in data conversion and signal processing technology (Analog Devices)

- A Munich based startup, who makes Very Early Mobilization more humane, for patients and for people who care, while increasing the economic efficiency in the healthcare system (Reactive Robotics).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.

About the speakers

Jens Huettemann, Senior FAE at Microchip

Talk Title: FPGA Enabled Smart Embedded Vision

About the speaker: Dipl.-Ing. (FH)Jens Hüttemann has over 20 years of semiconductor experience. He started his career in the EDA business working for Mentor Graphics. In 2008 he joined Microsemi (recently acquired by Microchip) as Field Application Engineer supporting a wide range of products with particular emphasis on FieldProgrammable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).

About the company: Microchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analogue semiconductors. Microchip serves over 70,000 customers in more than 65 countries who are designing high-volume embedded control applications in the consumer, automotive, office automation, communications and industrial-control markets worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, the company offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.

Thomas Brand, Field Applications Engineer at Analog Devices GmbH

Talk Title: Robots and Cobots, Complex Systems – Multiple Technologies

About the speaker: Thomas Brand began his career at Analog Devices in Munich in October 2015 as part of his master's thesis. From May 2016 to January 2017, he was part of a trainee program at Analog Devices. Afterwards, in February 2017, he moved into the role as Field Applications Engineer. Within this role, he supports large customers in the industrial segment on a technical level. He first studied electrical engineering at theUniversity of Cooperative Education in Mosbach before completing his postgraduate studies in International Sales with a Master's degree at the University of Applied Sciences in Constance.

About the company: Analog Devices defines innovation and excellence in signal processing. ADI's analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing (DSP) integrated circuits (IC) play a fundamental role in converting, conditioning, and processing real-world phenomena such as light, sound, temperature, motion, and pressure into electrical signals to be used in a wide array of electronic equipment manufacturing and are a go-to for hardware startups looking to get the product to market.
Video: Hands of the Engineer
Video: Infrared Light Angle Sensor in Robotics

Speaker 3: Helfried Peyrl, CTO at Reactive Robotics

Talk Title: TBC

About the speaker: Helfried is an industry expert on automation and control and leads our technical development. He obtained his diploma in mechanical engineering and economics at Graz University of Technology in 2002. He then joined the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich, where he conducted research in the areas of control and optimization. He graduated with a PhD degree in electrical engineering (2009) and obtained a post-graduate diploma in information technology (2008). Helfried joined ABB Corporate Research in 2010, where he was working as a principal scientist and was responsible for the management of industrial R&D projects (5+ man years) in close collaboration with the business unit Discrete Automation and Motion. He published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the areas control and optimization in international journals and conferences. Helfried has joined Reactive Robotics in January 2016 as chief technology officer.

About the company: Reactive Robotics's goal is to bring Very Early Mobilization to patients who need it most. VEMO helps patients and supports nurses as well as therapists. They combine rehabilitation robotics research with a large clinical network - Vast start-up experience with executive business leadership with customer focus - Programming – engineering and quality enthusiasm.

Reactive Robotics Presentation at Klinikum Großhadern


6:15 pm - Attendee check-in, drinks and networking.

6:50 pm - Event opening.

7:00 pm - Jens Huettemann - Senior FAE at Microchip

7:20 pm - Thomas Brand, Field Applications Engineer at Analog Devices GmbH

7:40 pm - Helfried Peyrl - CTO at Reactive Robotics

8:00 pm - Community announcements: This is the time for you to share with the rest of the room what you are working on, or make any sort of announcement you like. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.

8:20 pm - Drinks and networking.

9:30 pm - Event ends.

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