Date: May 4, 2021

Time: 12.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual

Event Overview

The workshop will be conducted by Professor Mary "Missy" Cummings from Duke University. It aims to enlighten the audience on the current trends and challenges in robotics and autonomous systems in the healthcare industry.

It will consist of a 45-minutes deep-dive session on robotics and autonomous systems in healthcare delivered by Prof. Cummings, post which will be a 25-minutes Q&A session with the audience. Towards the close of the session, Infosys medical device engineering practice, jointly with Kaleidoscope Innovations, will highlight a few sample use cases.


Agenda for the workshop:

5 minutes
Session Context and Expectations, Ben Ko, Kaleidoscope Innovation
5 minutes
The Art of the Possible, Dr. Missy Cummings, Duke University 45 minutes State of Autonomous Systems and What’s to Come
Current Challenges and Opportunities
Case Review
45 minutes
Open Discussion Q&A
25 minutes
Closing Remarks, Nitesh Bansal, Infosys
5 minutes

Speaker Details:

Mary Cummings

Professor Mary Cummings:

Prof. Cummings is a former naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999. She was one of the US Navy's first female fighter pilots. Currently, she is a Professor at the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics.

Her research interest includes human-unmanned vehicle interaction, human-autonomous system collaboration, human-systems engineering, public policy implications of unmanned vehicles, and the ethical and social impact of technology.

Nitesh Bansal

Nitesh Bansal - Senior VP & Global Head of Engineering Services, Infosys

Nitesh is passionate about bridging the physical-digital divide, advocating AI, machine learning, and process automation to amplify business value. He has worked with numerous clients helping them understand ways to leverage Industry 4.0 and IoT technologies leading to digitization and improvements in manufacturing operations and use servitization for new revenue models.

Nitesh is also responsible for leading the innovation charter for the organization and has a core group of researchers who focus on technology trends and their intersection with business value. This group works on Horizon 3 and Horizon 2 technologies and has been responsible for launching services like Autonomous Technologies, Additive Manufacturing, Software Defined Networking and 5G, that have now become mainstream. One of the key focus areas for Nitesh has been to drive value through transformation of networks – going from significantly hardware based to software-based systems. He is actively involved in helping both network providers and enterprises to identify and drive value through technology transformations.

Nitesh is on the Executive Supplier Advisory Board (E-SAB) of Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He is a regular speaker at recognized business schools and a member of the Industry Advisory Board of the Tauber Institute of Global Operations as well as Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.