- October 20, 2008
RI Commemorates Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of Field Robotics And Red Whittaker's 60th Birthday
Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute is celebrating
University Professor William L. "Red" Whittaker's 60th birthday and the 25th
anniversary of Field Robotics, a discipline he founded, with a two-day event
Oct. 24-25. Whittaker who is also the Fredkin professor of robotics,
established the area of research that focuses on creation and deployment of
robots in the natural world. He will deliver a public lecture titled
"Robots at Work" at 3:30 pm, Oct. 24, in 7500 Wean Hall. The talk will
explore the latest technical innovations in field robotics and also present
applications for these robots in energy, agriculture, construction, mining,
security and exploration.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, the institute will host a day-long
symposium celebrating pioneering in field robotics and featuring some of the
most distingushed experts in the field. The symposium will be held in the
Giant Eagle Auditorium in Baker Hall on the university campus. See
http://www.fr25.org/ for complete details.
The Friday talk and Saturday symposium will both be Webcast at http://www.fr25.org/webcast.
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About Carnegie Mellon:
Carnegie Mellon is a private research university with a
distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business,
public policy, fine arts and the humanities. More than 10,000 undergraduate and
graduate students receive an education characterized by its focus on creating
and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration,
and innovation. A small student-to-faculty ratio provides an opportunity for
close interaction between students and professors. While technology is pervasive
on its 144-acre Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon is also distinctive among
leading research universities for the world-renowned programs in its College of
Fine Arts. A global university, Carnegie Mellon has campuses in Silicon Valley, Calif.,
and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia and Europe.
For more, see www.cmu.edu