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The Robotics Era Arrives: From Sci-Fi to Reality

December 19, 2013


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The Robotics Era Arrives:
From Sci-Fi to Reality

It’s been 11 years since Steven Spielberg directed sci-fi thriller movie, Minority Report. The movie gives us a glimpse at the future of robotics as the lead character, Tom Cruise is chased by an army of government deployed robotic spider spies attempting to hunt him down!

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Robotic helicopters, insect robots and ground based systems are capable of missions once only shown in science fiction movies. Advances in materials, science, electric motors, semiconductors, nano-science, 3D printing, wireless devices and network technology bring Sci-Fi to reality.

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 Robotics is already impacting agriculture, search & rescue, military operations, infrastructure surveillance, and planning and early warning systems. According to San Diego based BAE Systems, “robotic technologies give our soldiers another set of eyes and ears for use in urban environments and complex terrain; places where they cannot go or where it would be too dangerous.”

Charles Bergan (VP Engineering, Qualcomm) will discuss what Qualcomm sees as the future opportunities in the area of robotics and how continuing advances in silicon technology and broadband wireless deployment drives this exciting new sector.Please join our keynote speaker and local exhibitors representing the region’s most promising emerging companies in the robotics field. Be prepared to be amazed at what you see flying around the Qualcomm Q auditorium venue!





Charles Bergan
Vice President, Engineering Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Charles leads the software department for Qualcomm Research. Qualcomm Research invents breakthrough technologies that enhance Qualcomm¹s portfolio of market-leading wireless products. While at Qualcomm, he has been involved in the research and development of CDMA, UMTS, UMB and LTE.Previously, he led the software development team at Ensemble Communications, a start-up company which was one of the leading developers of LMDS point-to-multipoint wireless backhaul systems.

Charles has a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of California, San Diego.








Thursday December 19th, 2013


– Registration/Reception/Networking
6:15PM – Program Begins
7:45PM – Program Ends

CommNexus Mentor Sponsor Employees Attend FREE!


Agilent Bank of America Merrill Lynch Broadcom CareFusion Cooley
D&K Engineering Duane Morris ecoATM Entropic Communications Ernst & Young LLP
HP Huawei Hughes Marino InterDigital
Intuit Irvine Company LG Electronics Mintz Levin Morrison & Foerster
Nokia Pegasus Building Services Peregrine Semiconductor Procopio Qualcomm
SDG&E, A Sempra Energy Utility Silicon Valley Bank SoftClouds Sony Electronics TriNET HR Corp
Verizon ViaSat Wilson Sonsini ZTE (USA)

Regular Pricing: **(Please pre-register by 12:00 Noon on 12/17/13)**
$45.00 – Pre-Registration
– At-the-Door
– Students & Military

Qualcomm Headquarters
Building Q

6455 Lusk Blvd
San Diego, CA 92121



Questions? Contact Brittany Bjerke at


December 19, 2013
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