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The Scott Institute Presents New Webinar Series: Energy, Resilience, and COVID-19 – Pivoting in 2020

Webinar #1: Robotics and Energy - How can Robotics improve Energy Resilience in a time of crisis?

As we celebrate Earth Week – and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 – the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is launching a webinar series “Energy, Resilience, and COVID-19 – Pivoting in 2020." We’ll highlight insights from research, industry and innovation related to how COVID-19 is impacting the way we will do business, and what it means to the energy systems we rely upon.

Date and Time

Thursday, April 23, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM EDT


COVID-19 has sharply highlighted the importance of safe and reliable energy systems to keep essential businesses and hospitals operational in times of need. Robotic technology may be key to improving energy resilience in the face of crisis. Join two thought leaders in energy and robotics for a discussion as we explore this topic. This will be a Fireside Chat with Duquesne Light Company Director of Innovation Josh Gould and RE2 Robotics Business Development Manager Travis Schneider.

Key topics we will address:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted the energy industry at large, and how are utilities responding?
  • Have robotics been successfully used in disaster recovery scenarios or times of crisis?
  • How might robotics be used in the future to support the resilience of the grid?
  • What actions should we be taking now?

This session is in partnership with RE2 Robotics, a CMU spin-off company.

About RE2 Robotics

RE2 Robotics develops human-like robotic manipulation systems that operate in a variety of complex indoor and outdoor environments. RE2 creates mobile robotic arms, intuitive controllers, and advanced autonomy solutions, based on computer vision and AI, for the aviation, energy, defense, material handling and medical industries. 

About Duquesne Light Company

Duquesne Light Company is committed to more than keeping the lights on; it powers the moments in its customers’ lives. As a next generation energy company, Duquesne Light Company’s nearly 1,500 employees are dedicated to delivering reliable and safe energy to more than a half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.