Event Schedule

All events will take place in the Campus Center.
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

10:00am-12:00pm: Setup - including early arrival Participant Posters
12:00pm-12:30pm: Registration & light lunch (also visit Sponsor and Vendor Tables)
12:30pm- 1:00pm: Opening Comments & Provost Talk
1:00pm- 1:30pm: Keynote Speaker - Dan Kara - Robotics Trends - "Global trends in the
                                                          robotics industry"
1:30pm- 3:40pm: Conference Talks
                 1:30 - Dwight Meglan - HeartLander Surgical, "An Overview of Surgical
                 1:50 - Larry Nelson, Sr. - IEEE-USA, "What do I do Before, During, and
                           After my Next Idea"
                 2:10 - (10 minute break)
                 2:20 - Al Reinhart - IEEE-Worcester County Section, "IP(INtellectual Property)
                           for Start-Ups"
                 2:40 - Bob Breznak & Kevin Harrington - WPI & Neuron Robotics, "Designing
                           Modular Computer Systems"
                 3:00 - Jeff Smith (for Brian Abraham) - Bluefin Robotics, "Transforming
                           Cool Robotics Technology into Hot Robotics Business"
                 3:20 - Jerry Schaufeld - WPI, "Educating Robotics Engineers"
     (Everyone is welcomed to visit the Sponsor and Vendor Tables at this time)
3:40pm- 4:30pm: Break, Appetizers & Network (Students Prepare for Poster Session)
4:30pm- 6:00pm: Poster Session & Robot Display
  • Review of Posters by Attendees
  • Judges Review Posters
6:00pm-7:00pm: DINNER
7:00pm-8:30pm: LEGO MINDSTORM Robot Design & Build (fun socializing activity)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

8:00am- 9:00am: Setup and Breakfast
9:00am- 12:00pm: Participant Presentations
12:00pm- 2:00pm: Lunch & Judges Breakout
2:00pm- 3:00pm: Awards & Closing
3:00pm- 3:30pm: RICC Steering Committee Meeting for members

If you would like further details, contact Richard D. Beach, PhD, 508-831-6731, or e-mail: rdbeach@wpi.edu