With more than 12 years of experience automating vehicles of all shapes and sizes, Autonomous Solutions, Inc. (ASI) has a lot to contribute to the robotics industry beyond just innovative technology. And that’s not something that is coming from us. Mel Torrie, President and CEO of ASI, continues to be a sought-after speaker for a variety of conferences, universities, and associations. Since October, Mel has spoken or will speak at a variety of functions around the country:
RoboBusiness Leadership Summit: Insights into Growing a Robotics Business
Mel was one of the featured panelists in this session which discussed some of the things that entrepreneurs should be certain to address as they step into robotics. Other panelists included: Aldo Zini, CEO of Aethon and Lloyd Spencer, CEO of CoroWare. When to ship products, using customers to beta test and receive feedback, human resources, cash flow, and other issues were discussed by the participants. The following article from Henry Lenard of RoboBusiness goes more in depth on the session.
RoboBusiness Leadership Summit: National Robotics Initiative Discussion Panel (Keynote)
Mike Doyle, US Congressman and Co-Chair of the Congressional Robotics Caucus, was the main panelist at this session, along with Mel Torrie; Jan Westerhues of Robert Bosch Venture Capital; and Howie Choset, Professor at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. The session was focused on supporting US leadership in robotics research, development, and commercialization.
ROBOTS Podcast: Autonomous Solutions, Inc.
Mel Torrie goes online with the Robots podcast series to explain some of the projects that ASI has been involved with and how ASI has navigated to success in the difficult economic environment of today. Based out of Switzerland, Robots is a bi-weekly podcast series that gathers insight and innovations from robotics professionals and companies from all around the industry.
Robotics Institute Seminar: Lessons Learned Bootstrapping a Robotic Vehicle Company
On the road again, this time Mel Torrie visited Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute Seminar Series on January 25 to discuss successes, failures, and lessons that he learned building Autonomous Solutions, Inc. from the ground up. The Robotics Institute was founded in 1979 to encourage and facilitate research and innovation in the robotics industry. The Institute holds a weekly seminar series and invite prominent robotics professionals from around the world do present to CMU students.
AG CONNECT: State of Field Robotics in Agriculture
On January 31, Mel Torrie will present at the 2013 AG CONNECT Expo and Summit where he was invited to discuss the state of agricultural robotics as part of the master class schedule. Mel will be accompanied by Young Kim, General Manager of BOSH Precision Agriculture and Stewart Moorehead, Manager, Robotic Systems for John Deere Technology Innovation Center. Mel was selected for this speaking engagement because of ASI’s long history of success in the area of agricultural vehicle automation.
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