Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-up Contest
 
 
1st place: Josie Hughes (CamHarvest, UK):
"A fully automated lettuce plants harvester"
 
2nd place: Mohsin Tiwana (Enabling Bionics, Pakistan):
"Revolutionary brain controlled prosthesis at 1/5th the current market price that restore the function of missing/ amputated limbs"
 
3rd place: Marco Paleari (Rehand, Italy):
"Exoskeletons for the rehabilitation of the hand controlled by advanced electromyography (sEMG) technology"  
 
 
 
To foster the entrepreneurial spirit and to provide a platform to encourage researchers and practitioners to transition ideas and prototypes to commercializable products, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) is inviting the robotics and automation community to participate in an Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-up Competition (EFSC) at the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16) in Daejeon, South Korea (http://www.iros2016.org/).
The event is intended to inspire, educate, enable, and empower researchers, students, young professionals, and anyone else who has the 'start-up bug' in starting companies of their own but is not sure of how to go about it. We also believe that this event will create an ecosystem that will provide the much-needed support for start-ups to launch their initiatives while being realistic about their envisioned ideas and products.
 
 
 

Erwin Prassler (H-BRS), Germany
Hyouk Ryeol Choi (Sungkyunkwan U), South Korea
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos (U. Minnesota), USA

 
 
 
October 12, 14:05 - 15:50, 16:05 - 17:20.
 
 
 

Erwin Prassler (HBRS, Germany)
-- Welcome, presentation of jury

Francisco Cuéllar (qAIRa, Peru):
-- Drones for air quality monitoring and services for air information processing

Jacek Zienkiewicz (slamcore, UK):
-- Localization and mapping solutions which utilize novel/next generation sensors and processing
-- architectures for AR/VR and autonomous robotics

Mohsin Tiwana (Enabling Bionics, Pakistan):
-- Revolutionary brain controlled prosthesis at 1/5th the current market price that restore the function o
-- missing/ amputated limbs

Marco Paleari (Rehand, Italy):
-- Exoskeletons for the rehabilitation of the hand controlled by advanced electromyography (sEMG)
-- technology

Riccardo Tornese (TactileRobots, Italy):
-- Mobile robots covered by a soft artificial skin

Josie Hughes (CamHarvest, UK):
-- A fully automated lettuce plants harvester

Hyeong Seok Kang (MINTROBOT, Korea):
-- Robots and robot components which can make cheaper and more popular robots

Seil, Park (WeGo Korea, Korea)
-- Hardware, software, courseware solutions that prepare today’s engineering students to be the innovators
-- of tomorrow and future