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The Mechanical Side of Artificial Intelligence


Rob Wood Wyss Founding Core Faculty and Co-Lead Bioinspired Robotics, will present a talk at Le Laboratoire Cambridge titled, The Mechanical Side of Artificial Intelligence.

The talk will take place on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Doors open at 6pm / talk begins at 6:30pm. Space is limited, please RSVP to secure your attendance. We hope to see you there!

Artificial Intelligence typically focuses on perception, learning, and control methods to enable autonomous robots to make and act on decisions in real environments. On the contrary, our research is focused on the design, mechanics, materials, and manufacturing of novel robot platforms that make the perception, control, or action easier or more robust for natural, unstructured, and often unpredictable environments. Key principles in this pursuit include bioinspired designs, smart materials for novel sensors and actuators, and the development of multi-scale, multi-material manufacturing methods. This talk will illustrate this philosophy by highlighting the creation of two unique classes of robots: soft-bodied autonomous robots and highly agile aerial and terrestrial robotic insects.

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