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Building a Better Future, with Robots

Purpose:

robot imageRodney Brooks envisions a future where robots will become our indispensable collaborators, working alongside workers on the factory floor and providing in-home services to improve our lives. A co-founder of iRobot, the makers of the Roomba vacuum, Brooks is founder and chairman of Rethink Robotics. In this talk, he will introduce us to Baxter, his company’s robot with eyes that move and arms that react to touch, and other developing concepts. Renowned roboticist and artificial intelligence enthusiast Brooks will share his perspective on how these developments will shape our future together.

Speakers:

Rodney Brooks
Roboticist and Founder, Rethink Robotics

Details:

Start Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
End Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Location: 10:30 a.m., Green Auditorium, VTC to Boulder, Rm. 1-4550, HML, Rm. B120
Format: Colloquium