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The Road to FEI24: Brunch with the Bots

We’re so thrilled to have you participating at FEI 2024 in a couple of different ways. Let’s first talk about the Tatum T1, the robot that you have created, and the fact that we are featuring that at our “Brunch with the Bots” session.

Johnson notes, “Our T1 is our tactile signing finger spelling hand. This is the first assistive communication device designed specifically for people who are deaf and blind. We actually developed a robotic hand that looks and feels like a human hand that deaf/blind people can hold onto and receive communication independently, whether that’s books, news, websites, weather, things like that. The Brunch with the Bots session is meant to be collaborative. So, hopefully, attendees can come up, feel it, get to experience the same things that deaf/blind people do as they use it.”

Speaking of collaborative, we’ve got several different ways that we’re collaborative at FEI. It has always been a cross-industry event. It also has been an interdisciplinary event, bringing together several different job titles from across a corporation. Really, it’s always been designed for those corporate change makers. And what we’re doing this year is making sure to increase the interactivity of those folks on-site. There’s a lot of round tables and interactive sessions. One of those sessions is our Gen Z focus, bringing together folks like you from Gen Z who have actually accomplished something, and that brings in our intergenerational interactivity that we’re doing at FEI24. Thanks so much for being a part of this panel. What are you excited about?

“I think you’ve spoken to really the breadth that’s on the panel, and that’s so exciting to see,” says Johnson. “You know, I’m obviously in the robotics sector, but you have people who are influencers, people who are speaking at the UN and really just building this really broad space that people with different backgrounds can really speak to the impact that Gen Z is having and really the change that’s being made as a result.”

Attend FEI 2024

Looking forward to FEI 2024? The conference, which will be held June 10 to 12, will feature the keynote session and next generation intelligence panel, “Gen Z Focus.” While not a traditional focus group, this live session launches with Gen Z creators sharing their thoughts on corporate innovation—what they see currently working and what is currently turning them off.

The show will also feature the keynote session, “Brunch with Bots,” at FEI 2024. This session provides a mix of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Articulated Robots, Humanoids, Cobots, Hybrids and of course dogs greeting the delegation in a Bot Commencement Ceremony with handler’s giving dashboard information about each bot. Each bot and handler is then available for networking at various stations throughout the main hall. Register for FEI 2024 here.

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Shaping the Next Generation of Innovation

Generation Z is in a unique position as they are often viewed as one of the first to be shaped and influenced by technology such as the Internet, social media and smartphones. This generation, often labeled digital natives, has embraced change, adopted and interacted with tech from an early age. Gen Z comprises people born between roughly 1996 and 2010. This generation’s identity has been shaped by the digital age, climate anxiety, a shifting financial landscape, the war on terror and COVID-19, among other things. Yet, despite that, Gen Z is super comfortable with tech, giving them a unique impact on shaping technology trends, the future of work and play and the challenge of societal norms. In other words, Gen Z may be perfectly suited for innovation.

How Bots Can Support Innovation

New technology has the capacity to make a mighty impact on society, in both large and small ways, before that very same technology becomes more commonplace in our everyday lives. Case in point: Remember when the Internet was young? With the rise of artificial intelligence, Generative AI and machine learning is certainly making the headlines recently, and we may just be at the start of the technology’s hype cycle. That got All Things Innovation thinking about other AI-related technologies and innovations that are creating disruption and influencing humanity: What about the bots?

Contributors

  • Seth Adler

    Seth Adler heads up All Things Insights & All Things Innovation. He has spent his career bringing people together around content. He has a dynamic background producing events, podcasts, video, and the written word.

  • Matt Kramer

    Matthew Kramer is the Digital Editor for All Things Insights & All Things Innovation. He has over 20 years of experience working in publishing and media companies, on a variety of business-to-business publications, websites and trade shows.

 
 

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