Future of Robotics: Delivering Autonotomy-as-a-Service

Kickstart your understanding into Robotics and AI in this physical sharing session! Find out how humans and robots work hand-in-hand to serve different industries, along with overcoming the challenges that emerge from working with robots. Dive into case studies to learn all about how Robotics and AI play their part in enterprise projects, accompanied with exciting live demos of industrial-grade robots.  


Date: 6 July 2022, Wednesday 

Time: 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Location: IMDA PIXEL Collaboration Space (Level 1), 10 Central Exchange Green, Singapore 138649

Seat are limited. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation on the workshop details.




Presenting Partner: dConstruct & Boston Dynamics

Boston Dynamics (Massachusetts, U.S.A), creates robots with advanced mobility, dexterity, and intelligence enabling automation in unstructured or hard-to-traverse spaces, from industrial plants and construction sites to distribution centres and warehouses.


dConstruct Technologies delivers autonomous navigation solutions for mobile robotics applications, specialising in remote operations with their BVLOS (Beyond Vision Line of Sight) Controls and Autonomous Missions Engine. 

Event Schedule

  • 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
    Future of Robotics: Delivering Autonomy-as-a service

    2.30pm – 2.35pm: Opening by Boston Dynamics HQ  

    2.35pm – 3.00pm: Sharing by dConstruct 

    · Intro on robotics and AI

    · Developing a “Self-Driving Stack” for Robots

    · AI and Robotics in Action: Case Studies with Gammon, Boustead and SIT

    3.00pm – 3.30pm: Live demo and hands-on of robots

    3.30pm – 3.45pm: Q&A


Jiayi Chong

Co-Founder, dConstruct

Jiayi has 20 years of experience working in Tech in the Bay Area ( Silicon Valley ). He was a R&D Technical Director at Pixar working on the Physics Simulation Tools + Engine for Film production. His contributions included Finite Elements for Muscles/Flesh of Digital Characters, Free Surface Flow for Fluid Dynamics and Articulated Rigid Bodies/Constrained Dynamics for Physics-based Character Animation. He has film credits in Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Brave and Monsters University. His work amounted to 4 US Patents and Siggraph Technical Talks. After leaving Pixar, he joined Deep Motion to work on Physics-based Humanoid Motion using Deep Reinforcement Learning before returning to Singapore. He is currently the CTO of dConstruct Technologies, a startup focused on building a "Self-Driving Stack" for robots, with a focus on using both traditional techniques in Motion Planning as well as current methods in Machine Learning + Computer Vision. Jia Yi has a Computer Science Degree as well as Masters from Stanford University.

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Marc Theermann

Chief Strategy Officer at Boston Dynamics

In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Theermann oversees the development and implementation of Boston Dynamics’ commercialization strategy. Theermann is the newest member of Boston Dynamics’ executive team, and is responsible for product, marketing, shareholder management, and business development functions. He joins Boston Dynamics from Google, where he was responsible for cross-product strategy and key account management for the global gaming and startup verticals. Theerman has more than two decades of experience working with high-growth companies, including PlaceIQ, AdMeld, which sold to Google ($400M), and Millennial Media, which he sold to AOL/Verizon for $250M. He holds an MBA degree from Northeastern University, and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird. He speaks English, German, and French, is married and has two daughters.

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