Robotics Talk Presented by Gregory D. Hager, Jan. 23
Jan. 17, 2012 -- Gregory D. Hager, professor and chair of computer science at Johns Hopkins University, present a talk on robotics at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 in the North Ballroom of the College Center at Western State College of Colorado (WSC).
During his presentation, “From Information to Action: A Perspective on the Past and Future of Robotics Research and Applications,” Hager will discuss some of the major advances in robotics research, as well as future directions for the technology. This research, Hager says, has created platforms for perception, actuation and reasoning that were unobtainable 10 years ago. In particular, Hager will focus on the development of true human-machine collaborative systems and their application in diverse areas such as medicine, manufacturing and the home.
In addition to teaching at Johns Hopkins University, Hager is the deputy director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology. His research interests include time-series analysis of image data, image-guided robotics, medical applications of image analysis and robotics, and human-computer interaction. Hager is a member of the governing board of the International Federation of Robotics Research and the council of the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium.
This event is sponsored by the WSC Mathematics and Computer Information Science Department. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact John Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 943-2392.