Presented By: AIA RIA
October 24-25, 2018
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA
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About the Conference

The first iteration of the Collaborative Robots & Advanced Vision Conference (CRAV) took place in November of 2017 in San Jose, California and drew over 375 attendees, 50 industry leading exhibitors, and 30 speakers! Click here to see a list of exhibitors and the floor plan in 2017. Conference attendees included executives and engineers from companies like Google, Apple, Toyota, Boeing, and many more! This year we are excited to host our second event,, which will now feature sessions devoted to exploring advances in AI along with collaborative robots and advanced vision technologies.

Collaborative robots and advanced vision technologies have been disrupting the automation industry drastically over the last several years. More is possible today than ever before! One of the most exciting advances in our field, Artificial Intelligence, is now providing groundbreaking opportunities for users, OEM’s, suppliers, and integrators of robotics and advanced vision.

At this two day conference you will learn about these growing, dynamic technologies from experts in each field, connect with leading suppliers and integrators at the tabletop exhibition, and walk away with actionable insight to help you advance your business in these areas.

Whether you're looking to implement your first ever automation system, take your current system past its limitations, grow your understanding of the available technologies, or learn more about the market in general, this conference is right for you!

If you are interested in speaking at the Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference, please submit the Call for Speakers form.

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Why Attend

Discover the best of both worlds at one conference, and customize your schedule to fit your interests! This exciting event will include two tracks complete with in-depth sessions on robotics and advanced vision topics. Each track will also contain several sessions dedicated to exploring the latest and greatest innovations in artificial intelligence, and how it is impacting each respective technology. Here are just a few of the many things you will gain from attending this conference:

  • Learn practical solutions from industry leading experts
  • Discover new opportunities in emerging markets
  • Connect with peers and new potential business partners
  • Score valuable insight that will help you improve business in these areas
  • Experience these dynamic technologies first-hand and get answers to your questions on-the-spot
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Who Should Attend

The Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference welcomes:

  • Engineering and manufacturing personnel seeking effective ways to reduce cost, improve quality, and advance productivity, while increasing flexibility
  • Experienced users seeking new applications
  • Those interested in learning how artificial intelligence is enabling advances in robotics and advanced vision technology
  • Prospective users trying to determine if robotics, vision, and artificial intelligence makes sense for their companies

This dynamic conference will introduce you to the technologies, trends, challenges and people that are disrupting the status quo with revolutionary innovations. 

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Customize your learning experience with our several registration options designed to fit your needs. Pre-Conference Training passes will also be available for Collaborative Robot Safety Training and AIA’s Certified Vision Professional (CVP) Basic level courses.

Reach hundreds of qualified professionals with a tabletop registration. If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, click the link below and fill out the form to be notified when registration goes live.

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Hyatt Regency Santa ClaraThe 2018 Collaborative Robots, Advanced Vision & AI Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. 

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
Phone Reservations: (888) 421-1442 or (800) 233-1234
Room Rate: $309
Room rates are good through Monday, October 3, 2018.

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Ashish Pai


Ashish Pai
Senior Director, Neural Compute Program
Movidius, Intel Corporation
Ken Goldberg


Ken Goldberg
William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering
UC Berkeley
Rodney Brooks


Rodney Brooks
Rethink Robotics
Founder, Chairman and CTO
Steve Cousins


Steve Cousins
Andie Zhang Andie Zhang
Global Product Manager – Collaborative Robots
Andy Long Andy Long
Cyth Systems
Bradley Weber Bradley Weber
Application Engineering Leader and Industry Product Specialist, Manufacturing
Datalogic USA, Inc.
Brandon Treece Brandon Treece
Senior Product Marketing Manager
National Instruments
Craig Tomita Craig Tomita
Area Sales Manager
Universal Robots
David Dechow David Dechow
Staff Engineer – Intelligent Robotics/Machine Vision
FANUC America Corporation
Dr. Kavitha Velusamy Dr. Kavitha Velusamy
Senior Director of Computer Vision
Bossa Nova Robotics
Ed Roney Ed Roney
National Account Manager
FANUC America
George Klein George Klein
Director of Global Sales & Marketing
KAYA Instruments
Gregory Hollows Gregory Hollows
Director - Imaging Business Unit
Edmund Optics
Jakob Berghofer Jakob Berghofer
Product Manager
James Cooper James Cooper
Vice President
Applied Manufacturing Technologies
Jean Brunelle Jean Brunelle
Technical Leader for Sensor Integration
Teledyne DALSA
John Petry John Petry
Director of Marketing, Vision Software
John Salls John Salls
Vision ICS
Jonathan Schwartz Jonathan Schwartz
Co-Founder and CPO
Voodoo Manufacturing
Julian Weinstock Julian Weinstock
VP Product Management & Innovation
Marc Bertola Marc Bertola
Embedded Developer
Prolucid Technologies Inc.
Matt Malloy Matt Malloy
Director of Product Manufacturing
Melonee Wise Melonee Wise
Fetch Robotics
Mike Garman Mike Garman
Senior Engineer
Buffalo Manufacturing Works
Paul Thomas Paul Thomas
Global Engineering Technology Leader
Procter & Gamble
René von Fintel René von Fintel
Head of Product Market Management
Basler AG
Roberta Nelson Shea Roberta Nelson Shea
Global Technical Compliance Officer
Universal Robots
Rohit Khanna Rohit Khanna
3D Infotech
Ryan Haldimann Ryan Haldimann
Mechanical, Machine Vision, Controls Engineer
Scott Denenberg Scott Denenberg
Cofounder and Senior Director of Hardware
Veo Robotics
Tom Brennan Tom Brennan
Artemis VIsion
Tom Munger Tom Munger
West Region Field Sales Manager
Rethink Robotics