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dc.contributor.authorLipson, Hod
dc.descriptionPresented on March 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the TSRB Banquet Hall.en_US
dc.descriptionHod Lipson is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Computing and Information Science department at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He directs the Creative Machines Lab, which focuses on novel ways for automatic design, fabrication, and adaptation of virtual and physical machines. He has led work in areas such as evolutionary robotics, multi-material 3D printing, machine self-replication, and programmable self-assembly. Lipson received his Ph.D. from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 1998, and completed postdoctoral appointments at Brandeis University and MIT. His research focuses primarily on biologically inspired approaches, as they bring new ideas to engineering and new engineering insights to biology.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 50:47 minutes
dc.description.abstractCan robots discover scientific laws automatically? Despite the prevalence of computing power, the process of finding natural laws and their corresponding equations has resisted automation. This talk will outline a series of recent research projects—starting with self-reflecting robotic systems and ending with machines that can formulate hypotheses, design experiments, and interpret the results—to discover new scientific laws. We will see examples from psychology to cosmology, from classical physics to modern physics, from big science to small science.en_US
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dc.format.extent50:47 minutes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIRIM Seminar Seriesen_US
dc.subjectCognitive roboticsen_US
dc.subjectComputational biologyen_US
dc.subjectSelf-reflecting robotic systemsen_US
dc.titleThe Robotic Scientist: Automating Discovery, from Cognitive Robotics to Computational Biologyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machineen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameCornell University. School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineeringen_US

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    Each semester a core seminar series is announced featuring guest speakers from around the world and from varying backgrounds in robotics.

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