Monday 14th March, 2011
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Robots seem to be everywhere - from car assembly on factory floors to debris sweeping on your kitchen floor. But, with the popularity of events like Maker Faire, they are broadly entering the creative fields in new and innovative ways. More than an exotic, whimsical exercise, much of the work behind robot-inspired art installations is driving the discovery of technical innovations in communications, control, security, and safety...all of which have potential value in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and other core industries.
In this session, you will learn about (1) quick definition and taxonomy of core robot tech, both hardware and software, (2) types of art installations, fairs, and competitions that have begun to emerge, (3) and lessons learned from the converging areas of materials science, haptics, interactive control, and communications that contribute to this new art form.
Managing Dir. of BroadBrush Ventures: practitioner, writer, investor, & speaker on tech innovation. I grok robots, mobile, NPOs, museums, cleantech, geeks & ATX bio from Twitter
Focused on allowing people to age independently and stay in touch loved ones via technology that can sense, think, move or interact. I'm the founder of aah.ca bio from Twitter
3:30pm Congratulations, Your Robot Just Accepted Your Friend Request by Rich LeGrand
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