• Technical Conference:  16 – 20 October 2022
  • Science + Industry Showcase:   18 – 19 October 2022
  • Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, New York, USA

2021 Theme: Autonomous Systems

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We are at the beginning of a major revolution in human society brought about by sophisticated sensing hardware and artificial intelligence that is going to change how the human society operates in many ways. There are several application areas of autonomous systems such as mobility, transport, drones, industrial robots, agriculture, remote surgery and more. This theme will highlight the latest results, challenges and possible solutions for achieving autonomy in these application areas. 

Theme Coordinator
Umar Piracha, UCF CREOL and ZooxUSA
  • Ryan McMichael

    Visionary Speaker
    Ryan McMichael

    Senior Manager, Sensor Engineering, Zoox Inc, USA


Monday, 1 November  
09:00 - 10:00

Tutorial Speaker: Paul McManamon, University of Dayton, USA

Optical Technologies for Autonomous Applications 

11:00 – 13:00

Autonomous Imaging and Robotic Surgery

Emily Charlson, Stanford University, USA
Martin Villiger, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, USA
Mark Draelos, Duke University, USA
Pierre Dupont, Harvard Medical School, USA

14:00 – 15:00

Sensors for Autonomy

Ross Uthoff, Lumotive LLC, USA
Chris Posch, Teledyne FLIR, USA

16:00 – 18:00

Autonomous Technologies and Applications

Akram Benmbarek, AEye Inc., USA
Amin Abbasi, imec, Belgium
Emil Kadlec, Aurora, USA

Tuesday, 2 November

11:15 – 12:00

Visionary Speaker: Ryan McMichael, Zoox Inc, USA

Sensors For Autonomous Vehicles: Requirements and Opportunities