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Dr. Reid Simmons: "Believable Robot Characters"

A Talk by Robotics Pioneer Dr. Reid Simmons
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Simularium, Room 180, Engineering 2 Bldg. (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Digital Arts and New Media

Dr. Reid Simmons, head of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, is one of the world’s leading minds in the development of Social Robotics - the development of robots that can operate on a social level with human beings. Dr. Simmons is the first roboticist to employ professional artists, including scenic and costume designers, playwrights, and dramaturgs in the development of his autonomous social robots. His most famous creation, VICTOR the Scrabble-playing robot, was featured in recent articles in the Wall Street Journal, C|Net, Newsweek, Mental Floss, Campus Technology, and other media, and was a collaboration with professors right here at UCSC!

Free and open to the public.
Seating in the Simularium is limited to 100 people.

Parking at Core West Parking Structure. (Day permits for sale at TAPS sales office. $6)
City buses and campus shuttles drop off adjacent to Engineering Bldg.