Robot me bad: Robots & Cyborgs

Rubbing off on the quality speakers that TED brought to town, we are also upping the ante for the session on Robotics. We are delighted to have Edgar Flores, Chief Scientist Officer and Director of Engineering at Human-Robotic Technologies, an innovation and engineering company on the cutting edge of human-like robotics designed for medical advancements. Edgar will be demoing  “Uma”, the most advanced android head to date (in terms of degrees-of-freedom (DOF) and anatomically accuracy) and the first android system in Canada at a professional level. 

Tech talk for the sake of technology? Nope. Edgar will explain how he will use "Uma" to treat children with autism.  

As usual his informative session and demo will be followed by a discussion on how robots (Artificial Intelligence - AI) and cyborgs (Intelligence Amplification - IA) will be commonplace sooner than you think.

Links:

• "Uma" - Project Abstract

• Edgar Flores Bio



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  • Billie C.

    Loved the session. Thought of you Edgar as saw the robot at the car show today! Billie x

    March 29, 2014

  • Andrey

    This was one amazing meetup both in subject matter and spirit! I was entertained and educated. Great thank you to Oscar and Co. and to presenter Edgar Flores. I will be back!

    March 26, 2014

    • Oscar M.

      It was great meeting you, Andrey. We do this every other week with topics relevant to emerging technologies and innovation so you are certainly welcome to join anytime!

      March 26, 2014

    • Willy-Peter S.

      We definitely need a part 2 for this session. A mind-blowing session that will keep the threads of innovation spinning like crazy for a long time.

      2 · March 26, 2014

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