5 Sep 2018 - 09: am to 5 Sep 2018 - 01: pm

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You are invited to join TechHelp, Intel, and NexCOBOT for a workshop at Boise State University that will focus on the current and future state of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and automation in Idaho. Attendees will be invited to learn from industry leaders and to discuss how we can build an environment that supports the growth of these important technologies in Idaho.

Event Details:

  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018, from 9 am – 1 pm followed by optional robotics activities
  • Lookout Room in the Boise State Student Union Building (SUB) at 1700 University Drive
  • Free event includes snacks, beverages, and lunch
  • Free Parking in the Lincoln Avenue Garage across the street from the SUB
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  • For more info call Jennifer at 208.426.3767 or jenniferbuel@techhelp.org
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NexCOBOT recently helped create the new Robot Control Lab at the Boise State College of Engineering. The lab houses four NexCOBOT robots used by Professor Aykut Satici in his robotics curriculum. The new lab caught the attention of Intel, a company that has worked with NexCOBOT to integrate AI technology into robots in smart manufacturing environments.

The event will feature state-of-the-art robotics, AI solutions, and new programs at Boise State’s College of Engineering including a robotics curriculum for students and industry.  The event will include hands-on demonstrations of highly scalable robotics technology for industry and education.

  • Learn how COBOTS (Open-source controlled robots) can boost productivity, increase quality, and improve employee morale by taking on repetitive boring tasks.
  • Discover ways to engage with this technology by understanding the benefits, the business case, and the roadmap for incorporating cobots into industrial operations.
  • Industry experts will explain the latest trends in Artificial Intelligence/Internet of Things (AIoT) markets and technology. During lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer ideas about creating a robust Robotics/AIoT ecosystem in Idaho.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to be the most disruptive class of technologies during the next 10 years due to advances in computational power, volume, velocity, and variety of data, as well as advances in deep neural networks (DNNs).John-David Lovelock, research vice president at Gartner


All events will take place in the Lookout Room on the 3rd Floor of the Boise State Student Union Building at 1700 University Drive.


Time Period Topic Presenter
9:00 – 9:30 Registration & Welcome
9:30–9:45 NexCOBOT Market Trends and Strategy Application Jenny Shern

General Manager, NexCOBOT

9:45–10:00 The Future of Manufacturing is Now Chetan Gadgil, Director,
Intel IoT Channels & Ecosystem
10:00–10:15 The Idaho Robotics/Automation/AIoT Ecosystem, Manufacturing Market Trends Steve Hatten,
Executive Director of TechHelp
10:15–10:30 Coffee & Tea Break
10:30-10:50 Industry Internet of Things (IoT) Connectivity Bob Chen,

Vice President, NEXCOM

10:50–11:10 NexCOBOT Technology & Solutions Weihan Wang

Robotic Product Manager, NexCOBOT

11:10–11:40 Intel Industrial Technology & Solutions Jeffrey Jackson

Sr. Principal Engineer & Technical Solution Specialist,

Industrial IoT Sales Group

11:40–12:00 Boise State Robotics Curriculum Introduction Professor Aykut Satici, Boise State College of Engineering
12:00-1:00 Lunch – Audience & Presenters Discuss Current & Future Robotics/AIoT Ecosystem in Idaho Facilitated by Steve Hatten
1:00-2:00 Stick Around for Hands-On AI Robotics Demonstrations Intel, NexCOBOT & Boise State

                                                                        TechHelp - Idaho Manufacturing Specialists