Robot enthusiasts coming to Cornell to connect to robotics community

WHAT: Roboticists gather for two-day robotic showcase, research meeting, and job fair

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 30

WHERE: Schwartz Auditorium, Rockefeller Hall, Cornell University

MEDIA: The event is open to the public, but registration is required. Media members are asked to RSVP to Melissa Osgood in Cornell’s Media Relations Office at 607-255-2059 or

ITHACA, N.Y. – The fifth annual Northeast Robotics Colloquium will be held on the Cornell University campus Oct. 29 and 30 and is open to the public with registration. The colloquium will start at noon on Oct. 29 and end at noon the following day, with events taking place in Schwartz Auditorium inside Rockefeller Hall on Cornell’s campus.

Welcoming roboticists from the U.S. and Canada, the event is a research meeting, networking event, job fair and showcase for robot companies.

“This is a great opportunity to promote the kind of healthy and well-connected robotics community that will be essential in fueling the field’s rapid growth in the coming decade,” said Cornell Computer Science Professor Ross Knepper, part of the organizing committee for the colloquium.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Kirstin Petersen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computing Engineering at Cornell University
  • Tim Barfoot, Professor at the Institute of Aerospace Studies at University of Toronto
  • Marjorie McShane, Associate Professor in the Cognitive Science Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Adam Rouse, post-doctoral associate in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center

NERC is a family-friendly event, including a low-cost family registration option and opportunities for children to look and interact with robots.

For interviews contact:
Melissa Osgood
office: 607-255-2059
cell: 607-882-3773


Leslie Morris
office: 607-255-5910
cell: 607-346-2717

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.