PhD Research Fellow to Speak to Robotics Group
Group to learn how robots understand people
Riverside, California (August 10, 2015) – The Riverside Robotics Society has announced that Ross Mead, a PhD Research Fellow from the University of Southern California, will present a lecture to its membership on Saturday, August 15, 2015.
Mead’s lecture will focus on his dissertation work concerning getting robots to understand and use nonverbal communication when interacting with people. In the robotics industry, this is called social robotics and includes social behaviors such as interpersonal spacing, eye gaze, gesturing while speaking and turn-taking.
Mead’s personal interest in robotics is extensive and includes being heavily involved in integrating traditional and social robotics into K-12 STEM education. He’s been the organizer for the Greater Los Angeles Botball Regional Robotics Tournament, the former Vice President of LA Robotics, and host of a variety of robotics events for kids and teachers. In addition, Mead found time in 2013 to participate as the robo-tech for Team AXE as part of Robot Combat League, a TV show on the Syfy channel.
“The Riverside Robotics Society is honored to have Ross Mead give a lecture about social robotics,” said John McCarthy, President of The Riverside Robotics Society. “His experience with both K-12 education as well as advanced robotics will be a great addition for our members, who range from age 12 to retired electrical engineers.”
Riverside Robotics Society is a group of hobbyists that meet once per month at the Woodcrest Library on Krameria Avenue in Southern California, to share their knowledge assignmenthelponline.co.uk/coursework-writing, insight and interest in robotics.
The event starts at 10 a.m. with the main lecture beginning close to 11 a.m. The event is free to the public, but registration is requested.