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Wed, Oct 25


Nebraska Innovation Campus

Heartland Robotics and Automation Conference

The Heartland Robotics and Automation Conference will bring together industry experts, entrepreneurs, investors, and robotics enthusiasts to explore the latest trends and advancements in the field of robotics and automation. Registration is now closed.

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2023, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Nebraska Innovation Campus, 2021 Transformation Dr, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

About the event

Join us for a day filled with insightful discussions, interactive demos, and networking opportunities. This conference is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the latest advancements in robotics and automation.

Heartland Robotics Cluster Conference Hotel Details 

The Scarlet, Lincoln, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel is a soft branded Marriott which blends Midwest values, sophisticated charm, and elevated style. We bring Nebraska to each guest through 154 uniquely designed guest rooms. We provide every guest with a taste of Nebraska through our authentic menus, which feature the freshest ingredients from local farmers and small businesses. Enjoy the views of Memorial Stadium and Lincoln’s skyline while basking in the sun and sipping a signature cocktail at our rooftop bar.

Conveniently situated on Innovation Campus, The Scarlet offers comfortable accommodations and modern amenities, making it an ideal choice for attendees seeking a restful stay during the event. There is a block reservation at The Scarlet, Lincoln, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel for $164 per night. Please use this link below to book your reservation! 

Last Day to Book is Tuesday, October 3, 2023


  • 1 hour

    Registration and Continental Breakfast


  • 10 minutes

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

12 more items available


  • All-Access Ticket

    The ticket includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour appetizers with beverages. This is an all-access ticket allowing you to attend all keynote and panel sessions.

    +$3.13 service fee



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Registration is now closed - please reach out to if you have any questions.



2023 Keynote Speakers


7:30am - 8:30am

Registration / Continental Breakfast
Banquet Hall

8:30am - 8:40am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Auditorium | Dan Hoffman

8:40am - 9:25am

Opening Keynote - Building Practical Robots for Today
Auditorium |
David Rollinson, HEBI Robotics

9:25am - 10:10am

2nd Keynote - Vision-Based Tracking with Small UAVs
Auditorium |
Dr. Randal Beard, Brigham Young University

10:10am - 10:20am

Banquet Hall

10:20am - 11:20am

Breakout Sessions
Breakout 1: Software | Location TBD

Bill Udell, Don’t Panic Labs | Ben Cook, Sparrow Computing | Carrick Detweiler, Drone Amplified

Breakout 2: Hardware | Auditorium
Chafik Barber, Marble Technologies | Shane Farritor, Virtual Incision | Eric Markvicka, PhD Assistant Professor Smart Materials & Robotics Lab, UNL

11:30am - 12:15pm

Mid-Day Keynote - Robotics and Automation for Space Systems
Auditorium |
Erick Mumm, Honeybee Robotics

12:15pm - 1:00pm

Banquet Hall

1:05pm - 2:05pm

Demonstrations Showcase

2:15pm - 3:00pm

Closing Keynote - Robotic Actuators, Sizing and Component Selection

Auditorium | Carsten Horn, Applications Engineering Manager - Maxon Group

3:00pm - 3:15pm


Take time to reflect and record what you learned.

3:15pm - 3:30pm

Huskerbot & Dr. Santosh Pitla Highlight
Auditorium | Dan Hoffman

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Closing Remarks
Auditorium | 
Shane Farritor, Virtual Incision

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Networking Happy Hour
Banquet Hall

Please note, some speakers/presenters are subject to change.


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