Jconnect Webinar Series #8: Robotics

Oct 14, 2020

Join JETRO live for the eighth video of its webinar series,
"Jconnect" with this webinar focused on robotics.


October 22, 2020
1:00 - 2:30 PM CST




The Jconnect Webinar Series was created by JETRO to introduce innovation from American startups to global Japanese corporations, and to help facilitate business relationships between them. The Jconnect series will feature different topics among advanced technology industry segments including artificial intelligence, IoT, mobility, Industry 4.0, robotics, health tech, and more.

The focus of our next webinar will be on robotics. We will explore how American companies connected to Japan are developing cutting-edge, universal operating systems for industrial robots and autonomous mobility systems, as well as AI-driven, fully autonomous security robots.

This event will take place in English, with simultaneous interpretation into Japanese available during the webinar. The webinar recording can be watched live or viewed at a later time by registered attendees only. 


READY Robotics-
READY Robotics develops Forge/OS, an easy-to-use, universal programming platforms for industrial and collaborative robots, empowering manufacturers to be more competitive and to quickly reach ROI.

APEX.AI is developing APEX.OS, an operating system for autonomous vehicles. It will free AI developers from the complexity of managing safety critical hardware systems, and enable automotive developers to implement complex AI software.

SMP Robotics-
SMP Robotics' latest generation of outdoor security robots is powered by artificial intelligence features deep learning, Swarm Intelligence Technology, and behavior and intruder recognition. It is also equipped with AI-powered Independent Visual Navigation Systems.


Luke Tuttle, COO at READY Robotics-
Luke is a technology executive with over 15 years of experience spanning agile startups and complex enterprise businesses. Luke has led and scaled engineering and product teams for global leaders as well as pioneers in robotics, fintech, adtech, and CRM.

Sanjay Krishnan, VP of Products at APEX.AI-
Sanjay oversees product strategy and key initiatives to accelerate industry-wide adoption of a modern, modular stack of algorithms and software framework for self-driving cars, drones, and robots. Over two decades in the hardware and software industries, he has developed, managed, and deployed cutting-edge technologies for consumer and enterprise users at leading companies including Cadence, Skyworks, and Maxim. As a strategy consultant at Keystone Strategy, he advised leading technology companies like Microsoft alongside the firm’s chairman, HBS Prof. Marco Iansiti. He has served on the Advisory Board at Geomagical Labs, a pioneer in Machine Learning techniques in computer vision, and is a frequent speaker at events on the commercial future of advanced technologies.

Tal Turner, VP of Business Development and Partnerships at SMP Robotics- Tal
brings a decade of outstanding experience in the autonomous security robotics. In his recent roles, Tal has served as Global Business Development Leader of Nightingale Security, T-Mobile, Keynote Systems, Cotendo (sold to Akamai), and CEO of Tal Turner Consulting. He plans to speak, with great pleasure, about SMP Robotics and its advanced autonomous solution that is revolutionizing the security landscape.

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Chicago