Inaugural Women in Robotics Breakfast to be held at Robotics Summit

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Kate Darling Robotics Summit promo.Today, women make up 48% of the total workforce, and just 34% of the STEM workforce, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project. When it comes to engineering and robotics roles, the number is even smaller, with women only making up about 16% of the workforce. 

Women working within the industry often find they might be one of the only ones on their team or even at their company. This can be an isolating experience, making it difficult for women in robotics to find a community to support them. 

The Robotics Summit & Expo, which takes place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on May 1-2, will include its first Women in Robotics Breakfast. This networking event will provide female engineers and roboticists an opportunity to connect with others in the industry. It will be at 8:00 a.m. ET on Day 2 of the show.

The event will also feature a conversation with Dr. Kate Darling, a research scientist at MIT and leader of the Ethics & Society research team at the Boston Dynamics AI Institute. Her award-winning work explores the societal and legal implications of robotics. She’s the author of The New Breed: What Our History with Animals Reveals about Our Future with Robots.

At the Women in Robotics Breakfast, Darling will discuss her research, the state of women in robotics, and advice for those getting started in their careers.

Tickets can be purchased before the event for $25 and are open to all-access pass holders, speakers, and sponsors.

More about the 2024 Robotics Summit & Expo

The Robotics Summit & Expo focuses on the design, development, and scaling of commercial robots. WTWH Media, which also produces The Robot Report, said it expects a record 5,000 attendees and more than 200 exhibitors.

Keynotes will feature luminaries from Agility Robotics, Amazon Robotics, Teradyne, Disney Research, and Medtronic. The event will also include various networking opportunities, a startup showcase, and more!

New to the summit is the RBR50 Robotics Innovation Awards Gala. It will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and a chance to hear from the Robot of the Year, Startup of the Year, and Application of the Year winners. Each RBR50 winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the Robotics Summit and RBR50 gala. A limited number of tickets is available, but they’re selling fast!

The Robotics Summit will be co-located with DeviceTalks, an event focused on medical devices, and the inaugural Digital Transformation Forum. Registration is now open for the event.

SITE AD for the 2024 Robotics Summit registration.Learn from Agility Robotics, Amazon, Disney, Teradyne and many more.

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