What is Robotex International?
Robotex International is an annual event and the biggest robotics festival on the planet. Thousands of engineers, executives, students and families come together to be inspired by industry leaders, examine new startups, build robots for various challenges and learn about the latest technology innovations.
We’re excited to announce that Robotex International is hosted in Tallinn, Estonia in 2018 for the 18th time in a row. The festival will be jam-packed with spectacular competitions and amazing keynotes, buzzing Expo hall, workshops, and much more.
Meet Our Speakers 2018
Ayesha has been named one of Singapore's leading female entrepreneurs and a leading Asian fintech influencer by Fintech Asia. She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Ayesha has a BA in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and a PhD in Information Systems and Innovation from the London School of Economics.
technology company that designs, builds, and sells vehicles. He is responsible for operations
of the educational, sales and demonstration facility located just outside of Washington D.C.
Starting his career at IBM, David has worked with Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, and venture capitalist; served as Senior Advisor, for Jobs & The Economy for Mayor Duggan in the City of Detroit; was a managing principal at P3 Group’s Strategy Consulting practice; and spent 4 years at Deloitte Consulting in Strategy and Operations.
An expert in topics of globalization, localization and emerging technologies, David has written articles and white papers on mobility, connectivity and automotive technology hubs. David earned his MBA and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology while serving multiple terms on the National Society of Black Engineers’ National Board of Directors.
He received his BA in Physics and German from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. David enjoys playing soccer, basketball, coaching youth sports and mentoring young men. He fully embraces his German & Moroccan culture and the live, work and play model that National Harbor, MD has to offer.
decided to start sensing some of it. In a world dominated by artificial intelligence created to make our phones, cars and homes smarter, we decided to make people smarter instead.
In his previous role, Liviu was the COO of Videre est Credere, lived undercover and built undercover networks of people who use technology to document human rights violations in
places where no one has access.
She is the Founder of Octa, a travel chatbot for kids that gives kids tips on fun places to visit in the coolest cities in the world. Zara has travelled to over 44 countries with her family and enjoys reading, rock climbing and roller blading.
Muon evolved from a research project entitled “qCrypt” that won Shane the 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, the longest running science fair in the world. He developed his interest in technology from a young age, founding his first tech business at age twelve. He has built technologies in fields varying from Artificial Intelligence, business automation and most recently cybersecurity.
His group has been granted twenty European projects, including an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. He has served the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society as President, as Vice-President for Technical Activities and Vice-President for Publications, as a member of the AdCom, and as a Distinguished Lecturer. Professor Siciliano is currently a Board Director of the European Robotics Association.
Since seeing the moon in detail through a small telescope as a small child, he became captivated with the opportunities waiting to be unlocked for humanity in the wider universe. But growing up in Australia with no space industry, he had resigned to the idea that this career was never going to be an option. This changed later in life while completing a degree in electrical engineering at the University of Melbourne, when he learned of ‘cubesats’ which led him to found the Melbourne Space Program, a volunteer body concerned with the development of the Australian space industry through encouraging the development of new space-related innovations.
Troy mixed his passions for technology and entrepreneurship together through multiple businesses started during and after graduating university, before starting Moonshot: an organisation dedicated to ‘Make Space Easy’ through the cultivation of space innovation ecosystems around the world, searching for solutions to difficult problems that will lead to a more resource abundant future for humanity.
Today, Moonshot runs their Gemini Ideator across more than 20 cities across the globe, and will launch their first space tech accelerator in late 2018.
Today, Moonshot runs a collection of programs and businesses designed to grow different aspects of the space economy, from the not-for-profit Gemini Ideator run across Europe, Asia, Oceania and North America, to startup accelerators designed specifically to address the needs of space startups and scaleups at different stages, to working with private investors, large corporates, governments, and universities.
Robotex International is held in Estonia
Estonia connects the dots between Scandinavia, Central Europe and what lies to the east. Estonia’s capital Tallinn is the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe. About 50% of the country is forest. The population is just 1.3 million but the area is larger than Denmark and Holland.
At the moment, Starship Technologies is operating a global fleet of autonomous delivery robots. But it all started a long time ago when our founder Ahti Heinla participated in a robotic football competition at Robotex. Thank you!Kristjan KorjusStarship
Robotex? What an outstanding program promoting open ended robotics for all ages. They are so good, we at RoboRAVE International are now partnering with them through two shared challenges, Entrepreneurial & Sumo. Come play at both!Russ Fisher-IvesRoboRAVE
Robotex gathers robotics enthusiasts of all ages from different places in the world; it showcases the latest innovations; it represents a space to learn the skills and reflect on the importance of robotics; and it offers diverse competitions to test your skills, no matter if you are a beginner or an expert.Yu HuMakeBlock
We had the opportunity to come for the first time to Estonia and participate in the Robotex festival to show the talents of Afghan teenager thanks to which we had the chance to win the Entrepreneurship Challenge. I could see that our team was so excited about this. We are thankful to the organizer!Roya MahboobAfghan Citadel Software Company