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On Friday, August 9, CSAIL Director Daniela Rus discussed the future of robotics during a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout session hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During the event, Rus discussed her work in robotics, highlighting several recent projects including her group’s “Ikeabot,” a system that allows a team of robots to autonomously assemble Ikea furniture.
Check out the full hangout here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/we-the-geeks.
Read coverage of the hangout on CNET here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/we-the-geeks.

CNET examined Professor Daniela Rus’ work to create a new system for designing and producing robots funded by a National Science Foundation Expedition Grant. “In the future, you may go to a "Robo Kinkos" store to have your robots printed,” wrote CNET reporter Martin LaMonica. “The Massachusetts Institute of Technology today announced a five-year research initiative to let people design personalized robots and have them made with three-dimensional printers.” Read the full article here: http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57408609-76/diy-robots-print-your-own-....