ASI CEO Mel Torrie to kick off Field Robotics Engineering Forum


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Mel Torrie, the CEO and founder of Autonomous Solutions Inc. (ASI), will kick off the Field Robotics Engineering Forum with his keynote presentation “A Field Robotics Journey”. In this wide-ranging session, Torrie will provide attendees with a first-hand account of the opportunities and challenges of delivering field robotics solutions to the marketplace. 

Torrie’s story will begin with ASI developing industrial robotic solutions in agriculture, landscaping and construction with John Deere 22 years ago. ASI eventually expanded into mining, logistics and automotive autonomy testing. More recently, ASI partnered with SoftBank to accelerate robotics adoption in the landscaping and logistics market through their Mobius multi-fleet orchestration platform. 

During Torrie’s session, attendees will be provided with lessons in adversity, culture creation, robotics development, bootstrapping, fundraising, negotiating with billion-dollar OEMs, and successful autonomy product rollout.


The Field Robotics Engineering Forum 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.

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Co-Located Events
The Field Robotics Engineering Forum will be co-located with the RoboBusiness Conference & Expo, an event designed to reveal the most impactful research advances, identify the most promising opportunities, illustrate the leading technical, business and investment trends, and highlight public and price sector robotics business development initiative. You can check out the current list of speakers, to which more will be added, here.

Also co-located with the Field Robotics Engineering Forum 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]

About WTWH Media
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