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The State of Robotics Innovation in America: A Key Driver of Productivity and Competitiveness

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:45 am EDT

The U.S. economy has been in a productivity slump for more than a decade while 10,000 Americans are retiring every day, adding pressure on the workers who will have to support them. That underscores why boosting productivity is the single most important economic goal for the nation. Fortunately, technologies that can help improve productivity are getting better. Perhaps the most important of these is robotics. Yet the United States lags many other nations—not only in robotics adoption, but also in the development of a robotics industry.

Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion on the current state and future potential of robotics across all sectors of the U.S. economy. Where are we today with robotic development? What are the key technological challenges to overcome? What is the government’s role in supporting robotics development and adoption? And, of course, what is the likely impact on employment?


Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-18)

Robert Atkinson, ITIF

Jeff Burnstein, Association for Advancing Automation

Eric Krotkov, Toyota Research Institute

Collin Sebastian, SoftBank

David Vasko, Rockwell Automation

Stuart Shepherd, Universal Robots

Pepper the Robot, SoftBank

Learn more and register at: www.itif.org/robot-innovation