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Welcome to TePRA 2011!

The 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications will be held in Greater Boston Area , Massachusetts, USA, from April 11-12, 2011. TePRA is aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers. With an emphasis on practical applications and industrial participation, TePRA provides researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and robotics professionals a well-balanced platform between an academic conference and an exhibition while maintaining a serious review process.

Keynote Speakers

Panel and Session Sponsors


Conference Highlights

The conference theme this year is new technologies in robotics and automation and their practical applications. The conference tracks include:

Robot Applications:             Robot Technologies:
  • Medical and Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Military and Security Robotics
  • Actuation and Manipulation
  • Consumer Robotics
  • Computation
  • Power, Communication and Other Technologies
  • Navigation
  • Sensing
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Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Helen Greiner Founder and CEO, CyPhy Works, Inc.
Co-Founder, iRobot

Technical Program Chairs

Michael A. GennertWorcester Polytechnic Institute
William R. MichalsonWorcester Polytechnic Institute

Conference Secretary

John ConradTextron Defense Systems

Publications Chair

Karen PanettaTufts University

Publicity Chair

Peter MeyerPhilips

Technical Program Coordinator

Taskin PadirWorcester Polytechnic Institute

Tutorials Chair

Ted KochanskiUniversity of New Hampshire

Exhibits Chair

Sorin FaibishEMC

Demonstrations Chair

Ryan PettigrewIEEE RAS Boston Chapter

Student Liaison Chair

William AgassounonTextron Defense Systems

Sponsorships Chair

Michael GennertWorcester Polytechnic Institute

Local Arrangements Chair

Bob AlongiIEEE Boston Section


Technical Program Committee

William Agassounon Textron Defense Systems
Julian Center Autonomous Exploration, Inc.
Nikolaus Correll University of Colorado at Boulder
James English Energid Technologies
Sorin Faibish EMC
Gregory Fischer Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Li Han Clark University
Chris Jones iRobot
Ted Kochanski University of New Hampshire
John Masciola Caliper Life Sciences
Peter Meyer Philips
Stephen Nestinger Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Taskin Padir Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Karen Panetta Tufts University
Ryan Pettigrew IEEE RAS Boston Chapter
Monica Roy Ultra Electronics Measurement Systems Inc.
Peter Wells QinetiQ
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