The Robots Are Coming to the World Congress of Play

(New York, NY) July 22, 2014– As the robotics industry continues to impact society on all levels, the World Congress of Play 2014 addresses the significance of Artificial Intelligence for play and education. Expert speakers at the conference will explore the use of robots and intelligent toys in schools and at home, along with the promise that modern technology holds for amusement, engagement and teaching.

“This is a time when experts will discuss the space where physical and digital play meet to provide children with integrated play experiences,” explains conference organizer Charles Albert, CEO of Creativity Inc, which provides audio production, content development, design and engineering for electronic toys, games and learning products.

Among those speaking throughout the conference are:
•    Mark Palatucci, Co-Founder and CPO of Anki, a company dedicated to bringing Artificial Intelligence and consumer robotics into everyday life.
•    Beth Rogozinski, Founder of Transmedia SF, a digital agency, studio, incubator and salon.
•    Michael Carter, PhD of Twin Learning LLC, a consultant specializing in the development of learning solutions based on emerging technology involving games.
•    Vikas Gupta, Founder & CEO of Play-i, a company that aims to make programming and coding robots possible for children as young as five years old.
•    DJ Sures, Founder of EZ-Robot, which produces a line of educational robot bits that seek to inspire children and adults alike to build robots of their very own.
•    Paul Berberian, CEO of Orbotix, the creators of Sphero, an app-controlled robotic ball that is changing the game-system market.
•    David Merrill, President of Sifteo, a company focusing on human-computer interaction and bridging the gap between the physical and digital worlds.

“Service and play based robots are the fastest growing sector of the $30 billion robotics market,” says
Ms. Rogozinski, who will be moderating a panel on Robotics for Fun and Education, including Mr. Carter, Mr. Gupta and Mr. Sures.

To register to attend the World Congress of Play, visit!register/cqvr. Registration is $1250. Cost includes all speaking sessions, networking events and meals.

For more information and ongoing updates to the list of speakers and agenda topics, visit or follow @WCOP2014 on Twitter.

Anne Martin
Freeman Public Relations
16 Furler St.
Totowa, NJ 07512
PH: 973.470.0400  ext. 13

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