Speaker: Oussama Khatib , Stanford UniversityContact:
Date: November 12 2009
Time: 4:30PM to 5:30PM
Host: Daniela Rus, CSAIL
Colleen Russell, 3-0145, Crussell@csail.mit.eduRelevant URL:
Robotics is rapidly expanding into the human environment and vigorously engaged in its new emerging challenges. From a largely dominant industrial focus, robotics has undergone by the turn of the new millennium a major transformation in scope and dimensions. This expansion has been brought about by the maturity of the field and the advances in its related technologies. The new generation of robots is expected to safely and dependably co-habitat with humans in homes, workplaces, and communities, providing support in services, entertainment, education, health care, manufacturing, and assistance. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives. New design and fabrication concepts, novel sensing modalities, effective planning and control strategies, modeling and understanding of human motion and skills are among the key requirements discussed for the development of this new generation of human-friendly robots.
Oussama Khatib is Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in 1980 from Sup'Aero, Toulouse, France. His current research is in human-centered robotics, haptic interactions, and human-friendly robot design. Professor Khatib was the Program Chair of ICRA2000 (San Francisco) and Co-Editor of “The Robotics Review” (MIT Press). He is the President of the International Foundation of Robotics Research, IFRR, Co-Editor of STAR, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, and the Springer Handbook of Robotics. Professor Khatib is an IEEE Fellow who served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE, and is a recipient of the JARA Award.
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