The 7th Annual IEEE International Conference on  Technologies for Practical Robot Applications  (TePRA) will be held in the Greater Boston Area,  Massachusetts, USA on May 11 – 12, 2015. With  an emphasis on practical applications and  industrial participation, TePRA provides  researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and  robotics professionals with a balanced forum in  robotics science, engineering and technology.  The presentations selected through IEEE's  rigorous peer-review process highlights  foundational science and technology  contributions towards realizing practical robots,  new uses of algorithms, components, and whole  systems design in practical robot applications.  Past TePRA conferences featured leaders in the  field as keynote speakers including Colin Angle  (iRobot), Kevin Blankespoor (Boston Dynamics),  Henrik Christensen (Georgia Tech), Richard Erb  (Robotics Trends), Helen Greiner (CyPhy Works),  Joe Jones (Harvest Automation), Mathieu Kemp  (Bluefin Robotics), Rob Maline (JGRE), Mark  Micire (NASA), Mick Mountz (Kiva), Jorgen  Pedersen (RE2), Gill Pratt (DARPA), Hanu Singh  (WHOI), Mike Rufo (Boston Engineering), Tom  Ryden (VGo Comm.), Eddie Tunstel (John  Hopkins), Holly Yanco (UMass Lowell). As an  emerging robotics conference, past TePRA  programs included more than 200 technical  paper and poster presentations combined, robot  demonstrations, student competitions, panel  sessions, exhibits, and strong industry  participation. Recently, Springer Journal of  Service Robotics, Special Issue on Technologies  for Practical Robot Applications featured eight  publications from TePRA 2013. The conference theme is the new scientific  findings and technological developments in  robotics and automation leading to practical  robots. 

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Brendan English, Railpod TBD Tye Brady, Draper Laboratory Increasing Intelligence of Robotic Systems Jayant Ratti, TechJect Inc. Robotic in Nature Remus Boca, ABB A Small Step Towards Robotic Awareness Cynthia Breazeal, Jibo Social Robots:  From Research to Commercialization Linda Thayer and Rachel L. Emsley, Finnegan TBD
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