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Computer Science Program presents

I, Robot-icist

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

[I, Robot-icist]
A lecture by
Ben Axelrod
iRobot Corporation

What is a roboticist? What does a roboticist do? In this presentation, Ben Axelrod, a research scientist at iRobot Corp, will chronicle some of his robotics projects.  These projects include a wide variety of robots, everything from small LEGO robots to 300 pound rescue robots, from manipulators to walking robots.  Recent projects at iRobot Research will also be showcased. Fun robot videos included, of course.

Ben Axelrod holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and a MS degree in Computer Science with a specialization in robotics and intelligent systems from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently a Research Scientist for iRobot Corporation.  A position he has held for two years.  Before coming to iRobot, Ben has worked for CoroWare Inc., Microsoft, and Iguana Robotics.  Ben has been working, playing, and learning about robotics for over 12 years.

About iRobot Corp: iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. The company’s home robots help people find smarter ways to clean, and its defense & security robots protect those in harm’s way. iRobot’s consumer and military robots feature iRobot Aware® robot intelligence systems, proprietary technology incorporating advanced concepts in navigation, mobility, manipulation and artificial intelligence. For more information about iRobot, please visit www.irobot.com.

For more information, call 845-752-2359, or e-mail kohara@bard.edu.

Location: RKC 100