July 20, 2020 @ 2:00pm
When you picture a robot, does the image of a humanoid talking machine pop into your head? When you think about the future, do you see Ex Machina style robots running rampant? Unfortunately that is a misconception due to the movie industry - most robots aren't made to look and act like humans. In this talk, I'll introduce students to some of the major areas of robotics research currently, and then discuss where some of these fields are headed once technology allows.
Vivian Shen is a new PhD Candidate at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute. She just recently graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University, and has done multiple different robotics research based internships including at places like NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Disney Research, the San Diego Zoo, and the Food Science lab at Columbia
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