Due to scheduling conflicts with the venue and the speaker we are forced to cancel the meeting for May.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!  Remember, there are no meetings in June, July, or August.  If you have any questions, suggestions for future meetings, or are interested in being more involved in the Cincinnati Section, please reach out to one of the Cincinnati IEEE Committee Officers.  Thank you for your continued participation and support of your section!


DATE: Thursday, May 31st, 2024  (Please note this is the 5th Thursday)
PLACE : March First Brewing & Distilling, Blue Ash/Montgomery (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m.  Social Time & Registration
  6:00 p.m.  Dinner
  7:00 p.m.  Presentation  (45-60 min)
COST $15- $20, See information in Reservations

We apologize for the late notice on this meeting, as there were circumstances beyond our control.

ABOUT THE MEETING:   Robotics are about to hit an inflection point regarding availability in the market.  Collaborative robots (COBOTS) maybe a good entry point for integrating robotics into your workforce.  We will share the iterative process of creating robots, sensor arrays and automated solutions within Duke Energy and NKU. We will bring several robots to facilitate the discussion.  Topics to include, how to get started in robotics with specific examples, various sizes and types, etc.  Additionally to include convergence to various diverse technologies teaming up to provide a total solution.  Given I have personally designed and built these, we can also steer the discussion based on questions from the group.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Steve Hinkel is the Emerging Technologies Applications Director for Duke Energy, responsible for identifying opportunities and threats regarding emerging technologies and their implications on our Business Models. He served in various roles including General Manger of Technology Solutions, General Manager of IT Delivery and Cinergy Merger Integration Lead. Prior to joining Duke, Steve worked for a decade within the Johnson & Johnson family of companies (Ethicon Endo Surgery, Biopsys Medical, Indigo Medical). Steve started out as a programmer and ended up training surgeons on cancer treatments using extremely advanced human-body simulators.  Steve is passionate about Service in the Greater Cincinnati region, with a focus on education. For example Steve has conducted hundreds of STEAM events at Duke Energy’s Envision Center. He also volunteer-teaches at Northern Kentucky University, for the past 25 years.  Steve is an extremely engaging, intelligent, and informative speaker.

MENU SELECTIONS: Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Pizza, Bourbon Chicken Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, Margherita Pizza, Italian Sausage Pizza, Veggie Lovers Pizza

LOCATION: March First Brewing & Distilling:  7885 E Kemper RD, Cincinnati, OH 45249; Between Snider and Reed Hartman (

RESERVATIONS: Reservation Here  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  Cost is $15 for members advanced registration.  Non-members cost is $20 cash at the door.

Reservations close at 11:59 PM on Tuesday May 29th, 2024.

An email to prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made BEFORE May 30th, 2024

WALK-INS (those without reservations): Due to catering and seating arrangements, reservations are required for this meeting

PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses.  Required documentation will be available following the meeting if qualified!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.