Robot Operations Working Group

ROWG is a cross-industry group aimed at sharing best practices and advancing the state of the art for the operation at scale of autonomous robots.

Why

  • Growth in deployment of autonomous robots across industries.
  • New challenges posed by autonomous robots working in un/semi-structured environments
  • Need for common practices to facilitate adoption
  • Use of common practices to increase safety, security, and reliability

What

  • Group with representatives from different industries that meets regularly
  • Chartered with producing guidelines, whitepapers and other content
  • Create sub-groups as needed to work on specific deliverables
  • Initially can be structured as a recurring meetup
  • Longer term if necessary can be organized as a standalone non-profit entity or join a standards-setting organization

Who

  • Representatives from various robotics companies, industry verticals, vendors and operators
  • May have people from engineering, product, operations, legal, etc.
  • Aspire to broad international representation including people from robotics hubs around the world (Silicon Valley, Boston, Pittsburgh, Odense, Shenzhen, etc.) and corporates in logistics, construction, agriculture, healthcare, building services, etc.

When

  • Monthly virtual meetings
  • Quarterly in-person meetings
  • Annual event to present findings aligned with a major robotics conference
  • Kick-off at RoboBusiness in Santa Clara (Oct 1-3, 2019)

Where

  • Meetings will rotate and be hosted by member companies

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