Time: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, November 14th
Location: Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston (link to directions)
Speakers: Buse Aktaṣ and Julia Ebert
Graphics: Elayne Fivenson
From Roomba to Mars rovers, robots perform a wide range of tasks from cleaning your living room to exploring the solar system. And with every new model, we expect them to be able to accomplish more with less of our help. To make robots that can handle all kinds of crazy situations on their own, companies and scientists need to figure out how the robot senses, thinks, and acts. But what goes into that? Mechanics, biology, learning, and collaboration can all contribute to making a triumphant robot. By the end of this lecture, you should have an understanding of what robot intelligence means and what you need to make a smart robot.