The Future of Robotics
with Rodney Brooks

Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM PST

Gain Insight Into the Future of Robotics

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About this Webinar

An important distinction between human intelligence and machine intelligence is context. As humans, we have a greater understanding of the world around us. AI does not. Join Rodney Brooks, who brought Roomba, the autonomous robot vacuum to our homes, as he talks about how AI and robotics will shape our future.

What You Will Learn

  • How robotics have not lived up to its promise in manufacturing
  • The path to the first industrial-grade cognitive platform for robots
  • AI's future influence on robotics

Speakers:

Rodney A. Brooks

Rodney is the Panasonic Professor of Robotics (emeritus), MIT, and former director of the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is also the founder and CTO of Robust.AI. Additionally, he is the founder, former chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics (2008-2018), and also a founder, board member and former CTO (1991-2008) of iRobot Corp (Nasdaq: IRBT). He received degrees in mathematics from the Flinders University of South Australia and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1981. He held research positions at Carnegie Mellon University and MIT, and a faculty position at Stanford before joining the faculty of MIT in 1984. He has published many papers in computer vision, artificial intelligence, robotics, and artificial life.
Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is a scientist, educator, inventor, and entrepreneur. As the Founder, President, and Executive Chairman of Udacity, Sebastian’s mission is to democratize education by providing lifelong learning to millions of students worldwide.