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With founder/CEOs Jeffrey Laut (Manifold Robotics), Ido Gur (Easy Aerial), Andy Strulc (Renovate Robotics).
Thu, Feb 23, 2023 @ 06:00 PM   FREE   Newlab, 19 Morris Ave
 
   
 
 
              

 
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We are excited to kick-off the 2023 season of the NYC Robotics Meetup with a return to Newlab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Viam & Alley Robotics Ventures.

The software side of robotics shouldn't slow you down. Viam is a modern alternative that makes it easier to go from paper, to prototype, to production, to scale-all from a single platform. Try Viam today with zero hardware setup by taking over a rover in their robotics lab & review Viam documentation for ideas. What are you going to build?
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Alley Robotics Ventures (ARV) is an early stage venture capital firm investing in amazing teams solving the world's problems through robotics & automation. ARV is based in Boston & NYC & are inspired by the AlleyCorp venture fund & incubator. ARV is proud to count Kevin Ryan & Eliot Horowitz as our initial limited partners. Their team members are also advisors at AlleyCorp.

Additional thanks to our event supporters Newlab, informal, & to YOU, for your interest in supporting & growing the robotics community in New York.

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Agenda:

6:00-6:20 - Meet & Greet / Networking

6:25-6:35 - Introduction & Welcome

6:40-7:00 - Jeffrey Laut, Founder & CEO, Manifold Robotics
Jeffrey has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, with research interests in robotics, control systems, & human-machine interaction. At Manifold Robotics, he leads the development of sensing hardware & control algorithms for enabling automated & long-range drone flight for the power utility sector.

Manifold Robotics is developing a specialized drone payload that can sense the electromagnetic fields (EMF) naturally emitted from power transmission lines, & use this data to estimate its position relative to the transmission line. By effectively turning transmission lines into navigation beacons, this technology enables safe & scalable drone operations for power utilities performing inspections.

7:05-7:25 - Ido Gur, Co-Founder & CEO, Easy Aerial
Ido Gur has been with EA for 6 years. Prior to Easy Aerial, Ido has over 13 years of engineering & management experience within the Israeli Air Force including Head of the Performance & Stability Group & Head of Advanced UAV group. Ido is a Major (Res.) in the Israeli Air Force.

Easy Aerial is a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions for commercial, government, & military applications. Developed & manufactured in the United States, Easy Aerial's free-flight & tethered drone-in-a-box systems are fully autonomous, modular, portable, rugged, & all weather capable. They are deployed worldwide for mission-critical applications such as perimeter & border security, event monitoring, emergency response, & industrial inspection. Easy Aerial is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, with regional offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel, & Belgrade, Serbia.

7:30-7:50 - Andy Strulc, Founder & CEO, Renovate Robotics
Andy has 10+ years of experience in robotics, machine design, & automation. He has worked on aerospace manufacturing robots, restaurant automation, & composite 3D printing.

Renovate Robotics is tackling problems at the intersection of climate change & the labor shortages, beginning with roofing.
The team at Renovate is building a robotic system that automatically installs shingles & solar panels on sloped roofs. The robot lets contractors double their productivity to keep up with the growing backlog of projects. Andy will talk about roofing as a case study for how robotics can help with climate adaptation & mitigation.

7:50-8:00+ - Closing remarks, Lightning Talks*, community announcements, networking

Food & Drinks to be provided.

*Lightning Talks allow anyone to present 1 slide & speak on stage for 2 minutes. Slides must be provided in advance as a PDF or Google Slide & emailed to nycrobots@gmail.com.
 
 
 
 
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