RobotLAB Expands Lineup for ‘AI, Robotics & the Future of Work’ Summit at Its New Southlake HQ

RobotLAB CEO and Founder Elad Inbar says the summit will shed light on the advantages that robotics and AI bring to various industries. And lunch will be served on robots.

Southlake-based robotics integrator RobotLAB has added to its lineup of industry experts for Wednesday’s “AI, Robotics & the Future of Work” summit.

Drawing on 15 years of delivering robotics solutions to businesses, RobotLAB wants to help businesses explore the transformative potential of AI and robotics in the workforce. The summit on July 12 aims to provide valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities presented by these technologies.

Founded in 2007, RobotLAB offers turnkey robotics solutions across various industries, including foodservice, hospitality, banking, education, assisted living, cleaning, delivery, and hospitals. The company says that its expertise has enabled organizations of all sizes to leverage robotics and enhance their operations.

RobotLAB recently made waves as one of the presenting companies at the recent Dallas County Drone & Robotics Demo Day. The group of 10 handpicked pioneers in their fields demonstrated how drones and robots are here to serve us, simplify our lives, and ensure our safety.

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The “AI, Robotics & the Future of Work” summit, according to Elad Inbar, the founder and CEO of RobotLAB, is a platform for sharing insights on the broad impact of the technologies across multiple industries. Thought leaders from various fields will lead panel discussions alongside industry experts, including machine learning, marketing, economics, and the public sector.

The summit offers two attendance options: in-person at RobotLAB’s headquarters in Southlake or virtually via Zoom. In-person seating is limited, the company said.

What’s on the agenda

The expanded “AI, Robotics & the Future of Work” lineup now includes:

11:00 a.m. – Morning Standup / Mixer.
The RobotLAB team will cover various department projects and statistics.

11:15 a.m. – Organizational Transformation.
A dive into robotics in the public sector panel with: 
Elad Inbar, RobotLAB Founder and CEO
Anthony J. Tata, policy expert, former school district administrator, and merchant marine board member
Dr. Joxel Garcia, former U.S. Health Assistant Secretary and global health advocate
Nick Neonakis, franchise guru and CEO of The Franchise Consulting Company
Insights from franchise industry experts Kapil Manocha and Seema Govil

12 p.m. – AI, Robotics and Future of Work.
Commercial applications and predictions panel with:
Elad Inbar, RobotLAB Founder and CEO
Dr. Balakrishnan Prabhakaran, computer scientist and professor at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) known for notable research on big data systems and machine learning
Dr. Sriram Villupuram, finance professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and director of the Ryan-Reilly Center for Urban Land Utilization
Dr. Narayanan Janakiraman, marketing professor at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and frequent expert featured in publications like Harvard Business Review, New York Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal

1 p.m. – Lunch will be served on robots.
Ongoing networking and interactive robot stations, including conversations with the hospitality robot Pepper, tours from LG’s Guidebot, a remote control rover and fake terrain course, delivery and cleaning robot testing stations, and more.

The event will include conversations with LG hospitality robot Pepper [Photo: Business Wire]

Making robotics ‘more accessible and relatable’

RobotLAB CEO Inbar says the summit can shed light on how robotics and AI will enhance workplaces.

With its cross-disciplinary approach and expert panels, the summit can foster a better understanding of the advantages that robotics and AI bring to various industries, he says.

“Our aim is to make AI and robotics more accessible and relatable,” Inbar said in a statement. “Through this endeavor, we can empower individuals and businesses to confidently embrace these innovations and fully grasp their tremendous potential.”

Turnkey robotics solutions

Bear Robotics CEO Juan Higueros looks forward to opening dialogues about the “unfolding realities at the crossroads of AI and robotics.” Higueros sees the opportunity for peers, innovators, and researchers to contribute to forward-thinking conversations and share knowledge.

In a statement, Higueros also emphasized the event’s significance, saying, the event is “sure to deliver professionals from all sectors with actionable insights and best practices for integrating robotics solutions into their business.”

RobotLAB said that as labor becomes increasingly expensive and scarce, businesses can harness the power of robotics to improve bottom lines and employee retention by reallocating routine tasks to automated technologies.

With the aim of improving the availability of robotics access nationwide, RobotLAB recently launched a first-of-its-kind robotics integration franchise program in 40 U.S. states, with other states expected to finalize before the end of 2023, the company said.

We recently wrote about RobotLAB’s new franchising program for robots.

Quincy Preston contributed to this report.

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