2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Rise of the Social Robot

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 208
110 E 2nd St


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The early 21st century saw the first wave of companionable social robots. They were small cute pets like AIBO, Pleo, and Paro. As robotics become more sophisticated, thanks largely to the s...

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Alex Reben

Founder & CEO


Andra Keay

Founder & GM

Robot Launch/Silicon Valley Robotics

Andra Keay is Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, founder of Robot Launchpad and cofounder of Robot Garden, a new robotics hackerspace. Andra is also a core member of Robohub, the global ...

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Mark Stephen Meadows


Geppetto Labs

Mark is always at the forefront of the next big wave. From the third dot-com, developed in 1993, to working in the labs where Siri was invented, to now developing avatars that sense, think and feel...

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Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker @ The Moxie Institute / Founder of the Webby Awards

The Moxie Institute


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