34th Annual Engineers Week Dinner
Robots for Everybody:
Developing Useful Robot Human Interactions
Tuesday February 19, 2013
Fetzer Center - WMU Campus
Social Hour 5:30-6:30pm
Dinner/Awards 6:30-7:30pm, Speaker 7:30-8:30pm
Since 2008, Aldebaran Robotics sells Nao, a 58cm high humanoid robot, equipped with plenty of sensors to interact with the people and the environment. More than 2,600 Naos are working today in research labs and universities. But the aim of Aldebaran Robotics is to provide robots for everybody. Nao should become our companion to entertain and assist us in our everyday life. During his talk, Rodolphe Gelin, Director of Research at Aldebaran Robotics, will explain the ongoing development to reach this goal.
Rodolphe Gelin received his engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (French National School o f Bridges and Streets) (1988), and Masters of Science in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Paris VI (1988). He worked first for 10 years on mobile robots control for industrial applications and for physical rehabilitation applications at CEA. He became head of the control lab in 1998 then manager of the cognitics, robotics and interaction group in 2001. From 2006 to 2008, he was in charge of business development for Interactive System Program. He has participated to the European Coordinated Action CARE that supports the ETP EUROP on robotics. Since 2009, is head of collaborative projects at Aldebaran Robotics. He is the leader of the French project ROMEO that aims to develop a human size humanoid robot. He is the author of two books “Robot, ami ou ennemi?” (Robot, Friend or Enemy?) “Comment la réalité peut-elle être virtuelle ?” (How Can Reality Be Virtual?)".
Deadline for Registration February 15, 2013 at 3:00pm.
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