RAS Women in Engineering Leadership (WIE) Luncheon
From 30 May, 2017 12:45 until 30 May, 2017 13:45
Held for participants of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) the Women in Engineering (WIE) luncheon provides an opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in robotics and automation, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women in leadership. As the goal for this event is to be more than a lunch for women, but a lunch with women. Therefore, men are more than welcome to participate and enjoy the discussion.
Guest Speaker: Barbara Mazzolai
Barbara is Director of the Center for Micro-BioRobotics, and Deputy Director for the Supervision and Organization of the IIT Centers Network, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy. She has received the "Marisa Bellisario" Award for her scientific and management activities in the EU DustBot project for improving the urban hygiene and the quality of life of citizens. In 2013 she was awarded the Medal of the Senate of the Italian Republic for her scientific activities in biomimetics and biorobotics. In 2015 she was listed among the 25 most influential women in robotics by RoboHub. Her current scientific activity focuses on bioinspired soft robotics, with a particular research interest in merging Biology and Engineering.
Talk: A multidisciplinary approach to invent innovative technologies
In this talk I will discuss my research interest in bioinspired robotics. My personal aim in working in this area is to better understand nature and the performance of living creatures to conceptualize, design, and fabricate new artificial devices and bioinspired robots. My background is in marine biology, but I have been working in robotics for more than ten years, so my research interest and my professional training represent a merger between biology and engineering. In this context, I will give some examples of bioinspired and service robots, potentially useful for environmental monitoring, space and medical applications.
Space is limited and first come, first served, so advanced registration is suggested.
Register here: http://www.icra2017.org/registration-and-travel/registration