January 17, 2019
Please join us, starting at 5:00pm on February 7, 2019, when we welcome world-renowned scientist and innovator, Dr. Vijay Kumar, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Dr. Kumar studies the control and coordination of multi-robot formations, which can move together in intelligent – yet eerie – formation. As Dean he is continuing his work in robotics, blending computer science and mechanical engineering to create the next generation of robotic wonders. Previously, he directed GRASP, a multidisciplinary robotics and perception laboratory, now located at Pennovation. The GRASP lab was an important part of last summer’s Philly Maker Faire.
More about Dr. Kumar’s research can be found in his TED talks. https://www.ted.com/speakers/vijay_kumar
The program, networking and gourmet pizza will kick off at 5:00 with a table-top showcase featuring interesting work in the fields of robotics and other maker innovations.