Though there might not be many fans of robotics out there however, for the ones who fancy the thought of building and/or laying hands a robot, there is only one event you need to be at on the 17th of July, 2017 and that is the TC sessions: Robotics which comes up at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium by 9am. The event will see robots escort their creators and will also feature three (3) separate demos in succession among other keynote sessions that would be anchored by some notable industry (Robotics) specialists.
Participating companies and projects on display in TC sessions Robotics
The companies that will be out to display their witty inventions on the day include:
Having a stake claim that his world acclaimed invention, the Chetah robots, MIT’s Sangbae Kim makes yet another profound statement with a masterpiece, the ‘QUADRUPED’ ( also known as Cheetah II) which exhibits admirable characteristics like running and jumping unhindered. Projecting into the future, Kim hopes to introduce Cheetah III in which voice activation would be integrated among other qualities. A glimpse at Kim’s profile shows that he holds a PhD in robotics from Stanford University and he is presently an assistant professor at MIT.
The monotony of having robots working independent of humans has been crushed with Locus Robotics’ new navigational system LRAN; this would not only allow robots work with themselves but also with humans especially in work setting like that of a busy warehouse environment- work gets more interesting having this special bot around. The demo of their invention which is coined “the scrum master” will be anchored by the founder of Locus Robotics, Bruce Welty who has a major in mathematics from Colorado College and also an MBA from Boston College.
Soft robotics which will be led by its CEO, Carl Vause will take to the center stage with their own unique invention, the octopus grippers. The Massachusetts based company employs the air actuated soft elastomeric end effectors in creating a bot that can handle some delicate tasks like packing eggs.
It is worthy noting that Carl Vause has a bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Military Institute and an MBA from the London school of Business. He is also an expert in the fabrication of medical devices.
The program has been scheduled to last for about 10 hours and Kresge’s Auditorium is a place to get a seat in come July, 17. Please check out the rest of the agenda, which includes pioneers like Amazon’s Tye Brady, MIT CSAIL’s Daniel Rus, SRI’s Manish Kothari, Disney’s Martin Buehler, CyPhy Works’ Helen Grenier, Matternet’s Andreas Raptopoulos and many others – technologists, investors, founders, researchers and more.