- This event has passed.
GRASP on Robotics: Ankur Mehta, University of California, Los Angeles, “Towards $1 Robots”
February 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
This event was a hybrid with in person attendance in Wu and Chen as well as attendance via Zoom…
Robots are pretty great — they can make some hard tasks easy, some dangerous tasks safe, or some unthinkable tasks possible. And they’re just plain fun to boot. But how many robots have you interacted with recently? And where do you think that puts you compared to the rest of the world’s people?
In contrast to computation, automating physical interactions continues to be limited in scope and breadth. I’d like to change that. But in particular, I’d like to do so in a way that’s accessible to everyone, everywhere. In our lab, we work to lower barriers to robotics design, creation, and operation through material and mechanism design, computational tools, and mathematical analysis. We hope that with our efforts, everyone will be soon able to enjoy the benefits of robotics to work, to learn, and to play.