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Dinner and Robots and Improving Health Care in Developing Countries!

Drinks at 6; Dinner at 7; Speaker at 8+

The talk will be given by Deborah Theobald who recently founded a company (Vecna Technologies ) that began with designing robots for the military and has since branched out to creating systems that improve the delivery of health care especially to developing countries.


Their first Robot was a called the "Bear" and was designed to rescue soldiers and people "in harm's way". She will talk first about the current levels of robot design and then about applications to health care(!).


Deborah’s master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at MIT concentrated on robotics and human factors of space travel, including impact on human physiology and health maintenance. For her master’s thesis she tested a custom-built, haptic robot-human interface in varying environments including NASA’s KC–135 microgravity jet. Deborah co-founded Vecna Technologies in 1998 and the Vecna Cares Charitable Trust in 2004. During that time she has guided the company to its present position as the world leader in multiple product lines. Deborah speaks regularly at conferences and has won numerous awards for her company’s achievements as well as its strong commitment to being socially responsible and improving the world for future generations.

Evening Program: Drinks at 6:00; Dinner at 7 followed by the Speaker. There are two choices for dinner: A many(!) course Italian dinner at $36.00 or a pizza, appetizer and salad dinner at $24.00. (The pizza is authentic Italian pizza!) (tip included!)

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  • Kanisk U.

    Seems like I lost my way with 2% battery. :(

    December 2, 2013

  • Anne Y

    I would love to join tonight. Not sure if I can make it for dinner yet. Do you need rsvp now or can I show up at 6pm? I will def. be there for the lecture. Great restaurant and pizza so very motivated!

    December 2, 2013

    • John K.

      show up and you will be accommodated!

      December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also can only make it in time for the talk (8pm or a bit earlier)

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like an amazing event, but with such short notice difficult to make. I hope there can be more advance notice for any similar events!

    December 2, 2013

    • Heather

      we do our best

      December 2, 2013

  • Ahsan A.

    I would have liked to attend. Unfortunately, very short notice for me.

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I join for the talk but not the previous events? I'm not sure I can make it that quick after work.

    December 2, 2013

  • John Kernochan changed the date and time to Monday, December 02, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    November 29, 2013

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