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Our robotic future: Building smart robots that see in 3-D
Our robotic future: Building smart robots that see in 3-D
WhenWednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Description

Robots are a sci-fi staple, but recent advances making them smarter, cheaper, and more effective mean they’ll soon be a part of our everyday lives. Much of this progress came about because of the introduction of small, inexpensive video cameras that are commonly used in gaming applications like Microsoft Kinect. These cameras provide color and depth information so robots can see and interact with the world in 3D.

Professor Fox, head of the UW Robotics and State Estimation (RSE) Lab, will explain how cutting-edge robots are learning to do 3D mapping, recognize and manipulate objects and tracking human movement and poses. Fox co-leads the Intel Science and Technology Center for Pervasive Computing, an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together expertise at the UW, Intel and institutions that include Georgia Tech and UCLA.

Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus roomKane Hall 130
Alumni Event TypesAcademic
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Host(s)UW Alumni Association
CostFree, though advance registration is encouraged.
InfoUW Alumni Association, 206-543-0540 or 1-800-AUW-ALUM
RegionPugetSound_Huskies, WA_Puget Sound
Linkengage.washington.edu…
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