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Subject: January 22 Events Calendar - NYSIA
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Monday, January 22, 2007
NYSIA Monthly Meeting

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: JPMorgan Chase, 270 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, between 47th &
48th Streets
Directions: 4, 5, 7 to 42nd Street/Grand Central (exit through
MetLife); 6 to 51st Street; B, D, F, V to 47-50th Rockefeller Center
Admission: Free for NYSIA Members, $30 for non-members, $40 for
walk-in non-members.
Registration: REGISTER HERE, or call (212) 475-4503. There is not
guaranteed entrance for walk-in attendees.
Registration closes: Monday, January 22, 12:30 PM

Two Hot Panels: The State of Robotics, Predictions for 2007
New York is robot city! Will there be a robot (or many robots) in
every home? Bill Gates thinks the robotics industry is today where the
PC industry was 30 years ago - about to take off into exponential
growth. We've discovered an amazing amount of interesting robotics
work going on right here in NYC.
In addition, we will have display tables with cool robot stuff from
robotics companies and organizations. And the problem will also
include the annual "NYSIA WiseGuys and Wise Gals Predictions Panel".
Two hot panels, eight smart panelists, ten cool robots, 50 great
predictions... what better way to start the year?

* Farshad Khorrami, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering,
Director of the Control/Robotics Research Laboratory (CRRL),
Polytechnic University
* Brian Peek, creator of "The Finalizer", the first Battle Bot to
operate using Microsoft .NET, Senior Consultant, ASPSOFT, Inc.
* Eric Singer, Founder, LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban
* Elizabeth Sklar, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept of Computer and
Information Science, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Lightning Round Panelists
* Andrew Brust, Chief, New Technology, twentysix New York
* Erik K. Grimmelmann, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Technology
and Service Operations, Send Word Now Communications Inc.
* Elizabeth Montalbano, Senior Writer and New York City
correspondent, IDG News Service
* Aron Trauring, CEO, Zoteca

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