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Webcast: Designing Next-Generation Robots March 25, 2010

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Next Monday, yours-truly will be participating in an online panel discussion with several industry robotics experts you should all know about: Bruce Rayner, Editor at EETimes; Bruce Hall, President of Velodyne; Michael Fleming, CEO of TORC Technologies; and Dr. Dave Barrett, Professor at Olin College and well-known robotics badass.

If you are at all interested in the robotics industry and its anticipated, rapid changes in the coming decade, you need to attend this free webinar. Here’s more info on how to register: Designing Next-Generation Robots

From the battlefield to the factory, hospital, highway, ocean and even the living room, robotic systems are becoming more sophisticated and indispensible. But the next decade will see a dramatic increase in the functionality of these robotic systems. Government, university, and corporate development offices are working to boost capabilities in many areas, including sensory perception, mobility, one-to-many command and control, and self-diagnostics.

This webinar provides a window into the technologies behind next-generation robots. Join host Bruce Rayner and his panel of industry and academic experts as they discuss the latest developments in software, hardware, and materials that are bringing robotic systems to life.

Who should attend:
Business and engineering managers, product marketing managers and design engineers in the automotive, factory automation, military and aerospace, medical and consumer products sectors.

Register here

Live Webinar Date and Time
Greenwich Mean Time Mon, Mar 29, 2010 17:00
Eastern Daylight Time Mon, Mar 29, 2010 01:00 PM
Pacific Daylight Time Mon, Mar 29, 2010 10:00 AM

I am famous like David Hasselhoff April 17, 2009

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I found this the other day and about fell out of my chair.

Back in Fall 2008, I attended the RoboDevelopment Conference and Expo (where the epic Man vs. Machine Rubix Cube face off was caught on video). I delivered a technical presentation there called “Defining a Common Architecture for Robotics Systems.” Fancy title, huh? I thought so. You can view a webcast of my presentation from NI’s website if anyone’s interested.

So, I was in NI’s booth, showing off some of our robots, and I started talking to a German journalist (in English of course). He had a nice video camera. He interviewed me talking about, well, I can’t remember, robot stuff I guess. Five months later, I stumbled upon this:

Fast forward to ~1:05 and you’ll see a familiar face. But holy crap, it’s all dubbed in German, so I have no idea what I’m saying. I have absolutely no idea why Britney Spears is mentioned the video title and write-up. Should I be worried?

My friend Silke, from NI Germany, said “the publishing site, Stern, is a very famous and popular German magazine on politics, economics, popular sciences, and lifestyle. Maybe comparable to Newsweek or the Spectator. Emily: You are a famous star now (“Stern” means “star” in German)!”

So apparently, I’m huge in Germany. David Hasselhoff, eat your heart out.