On 2nd September, as part of the TAROS 2014 Conference, Dr Sethu Vijayakumar gave the IET/TAROS Public Lecture and delivered  a fascinating insight into how robots have increasingly made the journey from industry floors to our homes.  Some examples given included self-driving vehicles, prosthetic devices, surgical assistants and service robots for drilling, mining and cleaning. 

 


The world of interactive, autonomous robotics is a totally absorbing, exciting area and Professor Vijayakumar demonstrated the scientific challenges experienced, and showed some of the cutting edge research that is aimed at making robots as versatile, safe, reactive and adaptive as us humans.  Live demonstrations, including a football playing robot enhanced the presentation.


 


Dr Vijayakumar gave a short interview before the presentation:



 







Sethu Vijayakumar is the Professor of Robotics in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, UK and Director of the Institute for Perception, Action and Behavior (IPAB).  Since August 2007, he holds the prestigious Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, co-funded by Microsoft Research.



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Robots that Learn: The Future of Man or the 'Man of the Future'?



Professor Sethu Vijayakumar FRSE



 



From: TAROS 2014, The IET Robotics and Mechatronics Network Lecture, 2 September 2014, Birmingham





2014-09-02 00:00:00.0 Control & Automation Channel



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