MHTA – New York Times bestselling author Daniel Wilson will headline the 2012 Robotics Alley Conference later this year in Minneapolis. Wilson, who earned a Ph.D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has published more than a dozen scientific papers and holds four patents. The conference is scheduled for November 14 and 15. Early-bird registration is currently available.
Wilson is the author of eight books, including How to Survive a Robot Uprising, A Boy and His Bot, and AMPED. His novel Robopocalypse was purchased by DreamWorks and is being adapted into a film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is scheduled to be released July 4th, 2013.
As a freelance journalist, Wilson’s bylines appear in print, radio, and online. He is a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics magazine and also a guest writer for the Portland-based LiveWire! Radio Show, which tapes monthly before an audience of more than 500 and airs on Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Robotics Alley™ is an initiative founded by the Minnesota High Tech Association and Edina-based ReconRobotics. It is designed to raise the profile of the central United States in the global robotics industry and spur public-private partnership in the business, research and development of world-leading robotics and automation systems.
The first Robotics Alley Conference was held last fall at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Video of the speakers and expo area is available at MHTA-TV.