Professor Rodney Brooks, who is receiving an honorary doctorate as part of this week’s graduation ceremonies, will be delivering a public lecture, The present and future of robotics and artificial intelligence, at 1pm in Room 209 of the Engineering Building at Flinders on Thursday, 14 April.
Since leaving Flinders as a science graduate with rare computer coding skills in 1977, Professor Brooks has helped to transform the world of robotics and artificial intelligence. iRobot, one of the companies he founded, has produced some 14 million mobile robots, including the autonomous vacuum-cleaner, Roomba.
During an outstanding academic career, Professor Brooks has been a senior research scientist at Stanford University and at MIT, where he headed the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for 26 years.
You can register for the lecture here.
Professor Brooks is one of three Flinders graduates to receive honorary awards during this week’s graduation ceremonies in recognition of their outstanding achievements. The full story is on the news blog.