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Robots for good: How robotics is changing our world

Please note: To RSVP to this free event, you must register through the Eventbrite event to facilitate entry to Google's offices. This event has an attendance cap so register early! 

From manufacturing to energy, education to disaster response, robotics is advancing out of laboratories and making a difference. The DC Robotics Group is excited to welcome three leaders to share their perspectives on robotics, its impact, and its future in the areas of manufacturing, search and rescue, and STEM education. This is a unique opportunity to hear from innovators making an impact with robotics every day. Our speakers are:

• Professor S.K. Gupta, NSF Program Director and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland

• Professor Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at Texas A&M University and Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue

• Don Brobst, Senior Mentor for FIRST in the Washington, DC, metro area

Tentative schedule:

6:00 p.m. - Sign-in and networking

6:25 p.m. - Welcome and introduction, David Pietrocola, DC Robotics Group Organizer

6:30 p.m. - S.K. Gupta, "Recent Advances in Industrial Robots and Their Implications on Advanced Manufacturing" and Q&A

7:00 p.m. - Robin Murphy, "Robots to the Rescue!" and Q&A (via Google Hangout)

7:30 p.m. - Don Brobst, "Success in Engaging Students in a STEM Activity", Q&A and FIRST Robotics demo

8:00 p.m. - Reception and ongoing demos

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  • Glenn M.

    Very enthusiastic talks, where Dr. Gupta covered the latest in manufacturing robots, and Don gave an energetic pitch on getting involved using robots to change the lives of our up and coming younger generation!

    August 15, 2014

  • Ryan B. H.

    Good talks, great company, awesome space.

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to play with the bots.

    August 14, 2014

  • Rob T.

    Looking forward to the presentations especially S.K. Gupta and visiting my robotics friends.

    August 12, 2014

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