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Symposium on Blockchain for Robotics and AI Systems

Symposium on Blockchain for Robotics and AI Systems is going to take place at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, USA. It is taking place on December 4, 2019. It is a one-day event, and it will take place from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST.

The symposium aims to bring together the brightest minds in the field of blockchain, robotics, and AI. They are going to discuss the possibilities that blockchain technology brings in the field of AI and robotics. The brightest mind will include entrepreneurs, key stakeholders, scientists, and engineers.

According to the event page, AI systems and robotics are changing the different services out there. This can include healthcare, transportation, and other fields. Another technology that is changing the current industry is blockchain. This self-learning provided by AI and robotics is changing how academic institutions carry out their research. The involvement of blockchain is also game-changing as it helps improve other technologies, including AI and robotics. In the end, AI operations can become more profitable, flexible, and autonomous. The real challenge is to bridge the gap between the domains so that they can be implemented in real-world applications.

The aim of the symposium is to bring the best minds and learn about the limitations and possibilities of combining state-of-the-art technologies.

Important dates

  • Submission: closed
  • Registration: open
  • Author notification: November 5, 2019
  • Paper Submission deadline: October 31, 2019

Ticket pricing

The ticket pricing for the event will be as below.

  • Student ticket - $25
  • Company ticket - $250
  • MIT Media Lab Member Company - Free
  • MIT Staff/Student - Free
  • Member of the Press- Free

For free entry, you need to have proof of your affiliation.


There will be prominent speakers at the symposium. Some of the notable ones are as below:

  • Prof. Aleksandr Kapitonov
  • Prof. Fabio Bonsignorio
  • Ms. Lydia Miller
  • Prof. Marco Dorigo
  • Prof. Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland
  • Dr. Thomas Hardjono
  • Dr. Eduardo Castello
  • Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee
  • Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood
  • Jamiel Sheikh


The agenda of the event is as below.

  • Opening remarks by Dr. Castello - 9:00 AM
  • Keynote by Prof. Alex “Sandy” Pentland - 9:30 AM
  • Coffee break - 10:00 AM
  • Prof. Marco Dorigo Keynote - 10:15 AM
  • Dr. Thomas Jardjono - 10:45
  • Prof. Alex Kapitonov - 11:15
  • Lunch break - 12
  • Paper presentation - 1:00 PM
  • Coffee break - 2:30 PM
  • Jamiel Sheikh Keynote - 3:00 PM
  • Ms. Emma-Jane Mackinnon-Lee Presentation - 3:30 PM
  • Ms. Lydia Miller - 4:00 PM
  • Mr. Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood - 4:30 PM