Sensors Converge Keynote Sessions

 

Keynote - Adrian

Technology & Sustainability: Working Together for a Better Future

Adrian Grenier, Actor & Environmentalist

Adrian Grenier, an environmentalist, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Investor and star of Netflix’s Clickbait and HBO’s Entourage, will address the role tech has in forging a more sustainable future. He is a leading advocate for integrating sustainability into everyday life. He is also the creator of Earth Speed - a docu-series on environmental innovators who are solving real problems, and the co-founder of the multi-media platform SHFT.COM, an online space for people to connect, acquire, and interact in a more sustainable and conscious manner.

Keynote - Kate

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Dr. Kate Darling, is a Leading Expert in Robot Ethics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist. 

Dr. Darling’s keynote  will include a demonstration with one of her own domestic robots to offer a window into how robotics technology is poised to change the way we relate to each other and our own humanity – and why it matters.

She is the caretaker for several domestic robots, including Pleos Yochai, Peter, and Mr. Spaghetti. She is the author of The New Breed: Her work has been featured in Vogue, The New Yorker, The Guardian, BBC, NPR, PBS, The Boston Globe, Forbes, CBC, WIRED, Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Die Zeit, The Japan Times, and more. ​

Dr. Darling is recognized as one of the “biggest names in science” by NBC News and one of the “25 Women in Robotics You Need to Know About” by Robohub.​​She will share incredible insights on human-robot interaction, robot ethics, and the ways robots will impact society in the near-term future.