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Engineers Week Seminar: Engineering The Future by Engineering Robots

23
Feb

9 Hayden

February 23, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
February 23, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Engineering The Future by Engineering Robots by Associate Professor Taskin Padir and his students.

A robotics revolution is taking place. From eldercare to space exploration to disaster response, robots are tackling more and more dirty, dull and dangerous tasks. In this talk, we will discuss examples from robotics engineering research and development at Northeastern. We will try to provide a roadmap for the future of robotics and highlight some of the challenges for engineering everyday robots that are practical, reliable and adaptable. No engineering background is needed to follow along this presentation. Our goal is to inspire the audience to engineer robots for addressing current and future challenges facing our society.

Taskin Padir is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University. He received his Ph.D and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Padir led project teams for the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, SmartAmerica Challenge, Global City Teams Challenge and the DARPA Robotics Challenge.  A team led by Professor Padir was recently selected as one of the two university groups to receive NASA's humanoid robot Valkyrie for research and development.