2 days left to save $100 on TC Sessions: Robotics + AI

For the love of robots, don’t miss your chance to save $100 on admission to TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI. Our annual, day-long event goes deep on all things related to robotics and artificial intelligence, and you’ll hear from the greatest tech and investment minds and makers. Danger, Will Robinson, danger! The early-bird price — and the $100 savings — disappears in only two days, so buy your ticket right now.

Last year, more than 1,000 people attended our robo-fest, which makes it a prime opportunity for networking. This year, we’re adding CrunchMatch — TechCrunch’s free business match-making service — into the mix. This handy tool simplifies the networking process by helping you find and connect with the right people based on specific mutual criteria, goals and interests.

We’ve prepared an outstanding lineup of interviews, panel discussions, demos and workshops, and we still have a few more surprises to add over the next few weeks. Check out the event agenda and keep checking back for updates. In the meantime, here’s a taste to wet your proverbial whistle.

Founders might wish they could read investors’ minds, but we have the next best thing. A TechCrunch editor will moderate an all-star robotics and AI investor panel with Peter Barrett (Playground Global), Helen Liang (FoundersX Ventures), Andy Wheeler (GV) and Hidetaka Aoki (Global Brain). Even better, the panel will take audience questions, too.

Human-robot interaction has come a long way from Issac Asimov’s short story, “Robbie.” HRI incorporates just about every aspect of AI and robotics, and we’re thrilled to host a panel discussion on this challenging topic featuring Anca Dragan (UC Berkeley’s Interact Lab), Rana el Kaliouby(Affectiva) and Matt Willis (SoftBank Robotics). Learn where HRI stands today and where it will lead tomorrow.

Building a tech startup ain’t easy, as you well know. But building a robotics startup, well, let’s just say it’s not for the faint-hearted. We’ve tapped several brave hearts to share their lessons learned. You’ll hear from Melonee Wise, CEO of Fetch Robotics (funds raised: $48 million), Manish Kothari, president of SRI Ventures and Nima Keivan, CTO and co-founder of Canvas Technology (funds raised: $15 million).

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI takes place April 18, at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. If you love saving money as much as you love robots, buy your early-bird ticket now. That bird disappears — along with your $100 — in just two days.