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January 30, 2014

Mtg: The History of Robots

by @ 10:07 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY March 24, 2014
SCV Life Members
– non-technical review, assembly, medical, entertainment, science fiction
Speaker: Dave Grossman, IEEE Fellow, IBM (retired)
Time: Networking/social at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Member $25; Non-Member $27
Place: Michael’s at Shoreline, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: lmagmar2014.eventbrite.com

An irreverent non-technical review of the history of surprisingly animate machines from ancient Egypt to current times.  Areas include teleoperators for hazardous environments, assembly systems, medical applications, entertainment and science fiction.  The talk has over 100 slides covering such varied topics as Memnon son of Dawn, Drozâ??s automata, Vaucansonâ??s duck, cathedral clocks, Von Kempelenâ??s chess player, household robots, Asimovâ??s laws, Disneyland, dinosaurs, movie droids and cyborgs.

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