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MIT Club Dinner Talk: The Future of AI and Robotics

Date : Sunday 14-Jan-2018
Time : 6:30pm
Venue : The Square (翠玉軒), 4/F, TWO Exchange Square, Central
Cost : Regular registration - USD 80; Walk-in Registration (subject to availability) - HKD 700
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Dinner talk by Professor Daniela Rus
Director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial 
Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
The Future of AI and Robotics
Speaker Bio
Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Rus’ research interests are in robotics, artificial intelligence, and data science.
The focus of her work is developing the science and engineering of autonomy, toward the long-term objective of enabling a future with machines pervasively integrated into the fabric of life, supporting people with physical tasks. Her research addresses some of the gaps between where robots are today and the promise of pervasive robots: increasing the ability of machines to reason, learn, and adapt to complex tasks in human-centered environments, developing intuitive interfaces between robots and people, and creating the tools for designing and fabricating new robots quickly and efficiently. The applications of this work are broad and include transportation, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, monitoring the environment, underwater exploration, smart cities, medicine, and in-home tasks such as cooking.
Rus serves as the Director of the Toyota-CSAIL Joint Research Center, whose focus is the advancement of AI research and its applications to intelligent vehicles. She is a member of the Toyota Research Institute advisory board.
Rus is a Class of 2002 MacArthur Fellow, a fellow of ACM, AAAI and IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2017 Engelberger Robotics Award from the Robotics Industries Association. She earned her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University.
Event Details
· Date & Time:  Sunday, January 14, 2018 --- 6:30pm for Registration and 7pm for Dinner
· Venue:  The Square (翠玉軒), 4/F, TWO Exchange Square, Central
· Who:  MIT alumni and guests
· Ticket Prices:
Early Bird Registration (before Jan 5th) - MIT Alumni & Guest USD 70, with special discounts for MIT5 Alumni (USD 50) and MIT10 Alumni (USD 60)
Regular Registration (thereafter) - MIT Alumni & Guest USD 80
Walk-in Registration and subject to availability - HKD 700
For enquiry, please reach out to Lillian Kiang (lkiang@alum.mit.edu), or Susanna Wong (susannawong@alum.mit.edu).