In May 2004, Robotics
Trends ran the first event focused on the business and
technical issues related to the development of the
personal, service and mobile robotics industry. That
event, the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition, broke
new ground and announced to the world that the new
mobile robotics and intelligent systems industry had
The intelligent, mobile robotics market has changed
dramatically since the inaugural
RoboBusiness event. Today, robotics and
robotic technology are serving man in innumerable ways,
from performing critical duties such as searching for
IEDs in Iraq, mapping mines, providing perimeter
security and performing surgery, to more homespun tasks
such as vacuuming our living rooms, mowing our lawns and
teaching our children. Robotics companies have gone
public and robotics products have sold in the millions.
Today’s robotic systems
are better integrated with vision systems, force sensing
feedback, speech recognition, and advanced mechanics.
They are also more adaptable and applicable to new
applications in virtually all vertical market segments.
Tomorrow will bring
greater autonomy, more intelligence, collaboration among
groups of devices and other advanced functionality now
just emerging from universities and research centers.
These advances will make it possible to apply robotics
technology across an ever-increasing range of consumer,
commercial, civil and security related applications.
RoboBusiness Conference and
Exposition is the only industry event
dedicated to the issue of applying emerging mobile
robotics and intelligent systems technology to develop
entirely new products and markets, as well as enhance
existing solutions and services. The event also
addresses sales, marketing and partnering strategies.
The RoboBusiness Conference and
Exposition enables business decision makers
to easily grasp the potential opportunities arising from
emerging robotics technologies. The conference brings
emerging robotics technology out of the lab and into the
open market, focusing on the business side of the mobile