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Developing Robotics Tech Today and Tomorrow: Talks by TE Connectivity, Analog Devices and Veo Robotics

Thursday, June 13, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 9:30 pm

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This event is supported by Mouser Electronics.

Special thanks to CIC – Cambridge Innovation Center for hosting us at their fantastic venue.


Robots are already in use everywhere. There is no doubt that robotics technology has been reported as the most innovative and disruptive across industries. Join us on June 13th to learn more about how robotics is shaping the high tech landscape directly from:

– A global technology leader that enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, and the home (TE Connectivity).
– An American multinational semiconductor company specialising in data conversion and signal processing technology (Analog Devices).
– A company who creates a way for industrial robots and people to work safely together (Veo Robotics).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night. 


About the speakers


Ricardo Hernandez, Industry Marketing Manager – Motion Control / Robotics at TE Connectivity

Talk Title: Reliable Connectivity in Motion Control & Robotic Design: A System Approach

About the speaker: Bachelor of Science inMechatronic Engineering. Specialises in large factory automation Mechatronic – Robotics Systems Integration. Previously worked in Business Development at Bosch Rexroth focusing on heavy payload – highly dynamic Mechatronic systems involving Fully Electric and Hybrid Servo Hydraulic Motion Control to provide smarter and more energy efficient solutions.

About the companyTE Connectivity is a $12 billion global technology leader. Their commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, and the home. TE’s unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world.

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Nicola OByrne, Connected Motion and Robotics Marketing Manager at Analog Devices

Talk Title: Technologies Advancing Industrial Robotics

About the speaker: Nicola is the Strategic Marketing Manager for the Connected Motion and Robotics business unit in Analog Devices. She has been with ADI for 23 years with technical expertise in analog to digital converter technology and motion control and robotic systems. She holds a number of patents and has spoken at multiple ADI conferences and industry forums.

About the company: Analog Devices is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. They enable their customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. They create innovative solutions to solve design challenges in instrumentation, automation, communications, healthcare, automotive and numerous other industries. The company is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of analog, mixed-signal, and DSP integrated circuits to help solve the toughest engineering challenges.

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Lev Persits, Hardware Engineering Manager at Veo Robotics

Talk Title: Challenges of Designing Safety Rated ToF Cameras

About the speaker: Lev Persits is a Hardware Engineering Manager at Veo Robotics. He is proficient in many aspects of hardware design including high-speed interfaces and graphics. Lev has a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and M.B.A.

About the company: Veo Robotics is transforming manufacturing with products that incorporate advanced computer vision, 3D sensing, and AI. Our first product lets high-performance industrial robots work collaboratively with people to enable much more flexible, productive, and efficient manufacturing work cells. Learn more by watching their video.


Community partners

IET – The Institution of Engineering and Technology

E&T – the IET’s award-winning monthly magazine

Electronic Specifier – Europe’s premier publisher of information resources to the Global Electronics Industry.

Industrial Internet of Things Group  – this meetup brings together experts from the Industrial Internet field to exchange ideas, challenges and success stories.

The Boston Robotics Group – promoting technology innovation and marketing collaboration in Robotics.

Boston New Technology – a community-supported startup, technology and business network, whose mission is to help local businesses launch and grow especially startups!

Wevolver – enables engineers to understand the state of the art in their field



6:15 pm – Attendee check-in, drinks and networking.

6:50 pm – Event opening.

7:00 pm – Ricardo Hernandez – Industry Marketing Manager – Motion Control / Robotics at TE Connectivity

7:20 pm – Nicola OByrne – Marketing Manager Motor & Power Control at Analog Devices

7:40 pm – Lev Persits – Hardware Engineering Manager at Veo Robotics

8:00 pm – Community announcements: This is the time for you to share with the rest of the room what you are working on, or make any sort of announcement you like. You have 2 minutes max. for a short shout out.

8:20 pm – Drinks and networking.

9:30 pm – Event ends.


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