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Get an inside look at Waymo’s AV development at RoboBusiness

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Get an inside look at Waymo’s AV development at RoboBusiness


Waymo is one of the world’s leading developers of autonomous driving technology, with public robotaxi services up and running in Phoenix and San Francisco. Just last month, Waymo began giving fully driverless, autonomous robotaxi rides in downtown Pheonix to its trusted tester program members. The self-driving vehicle technology unit of Google, Waymo has more than 700 vehicles in its fleet, which is made up of a mix of Jaguar I-Pace EVs, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans and Class 8 trucks.

The company’s Class 8 Trucks began testing with UPS in Texas in late 2021. The trucks are outfitted with Waymo’s fifth-generation autonomous driving system. During the six-week pilot program, Waymo’s trucks shipped freight between UPS facilities in Dallas-Forth Worth and Houston.

During RoboBusiness, which runs Oct. 19-20 in Santa Clara, Calif., Waymo Technical Lead & Manager Allison Thackston will give an inside look at the major technical challenges involved with developing autonomous vehicles. She will also provide updates on recent deployments and what the future holds for autonomous vehicles in her keynote called “Developing Autonomous Vehicles” on Oct. 19 from 9:30-10:15 AM.

RoboBusiness will feature 70-plus exhibitors, 60-plus speakers, a MassRobotics Career Fair and Startup Workshop, the Pitchfire Startup Competition, networking receptions and much more. Full conference passes are $795, while expo-only passes are just $75. Academic discounts are available and academic full conference rates are $295. Register today.

Co-Located EventsRoboBusiness will be co-located with the Field Robotics Engineering Forum, an international conference and exposition designed to provide engineers, engineering management, business professionals and others with information about how to successfully develop and safely deploy the next generation of field robotics systems for operation in wide-ranging, outdoor, dynamic environments. You can check out the current list of speakers, to which more will be added, here.

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Also co-located with RoboBusiness is DeviceTalks West, the premier industry event for medical technology professionals, currently in its ninth year. Both events attract engineering and business professionals from a broad range of healthcare and medical technology backgrounds.

Sponsorship Opportunities For information about sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, download the prospectus. Questions regarding sponsorship opportunities should be directed to Courtney Nagle at cnagle[AT]wtwhmedia.com.

About WTWH MediaWTWH Media is an integrated media company serving engineering, business and investment professionals through 50+ websites, 5 print publications, along with many other technical and business events. WTWH’s Robotics Group produces The Robot Report, Robotics Business Review, Collaborative Robotics Trends and Mobile Robot Guide, online technical, business and investment news and information portals focused on robotics and intelligent systems. WTWH Media also produces leading in-person robotics conferences, including the Robotics Summit & Expo, RoboBusiness and the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum. See www.wtwhmedia.com for more information.

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