Webinar: The Role of Robotics in Global Development

Since it was first recognized as a field in the 20th century, the science of robotics has contributed to significant productivity and efficiency gains across a variety of industries. In the 21st century, robotics and automation (R&A) technologies have evolved to be a vital part of the technology for development (tech4dev) ecosystem improving the quality of lives in underserved and underrepresented communities worldwide. In this webinar, Raj Madhavan, SIGHT Chair of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, will explain how to separate alarmist opinions reported by the media and perceptions created by Hollywood movies from the real impact on communities by providing an objective and unskewed view of R&A in global development.

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn about R&A in global development through recent case studies
  • Understand the role of technology and public policy issues in bridging the gap between what is possible from an engineering/scientific viewpoint and what the expectations of the general public
  • See some examples of efforts in bringing together researchers, academia, industry, and government to address the challenges in development and deployment of R&A solutions

Speaker: Raj Madhavan
Date: 28 February 2017
Time: 11:00 AM EST (convert to your time)

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