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Robotics: Transformational Tools For Industry, Mobility, and More

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Austin Central Library

710 West Cesar Chavez Street

Austin, TX 78701

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The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

in partnership with Austin Public Library presents

Robotics: Transformational Tools for Industry, Mobility and More

Dr. Mitchell Pryor
The University of Texas at Austin

Jared Carl
Nvidia

5:15 pm — Check-in and refreshments
6:00 pm – Doors open for seating
6:15 pm – Presentation
7:30 pm – Networking

Robots have long fascinated humans for their amazing potential, but this is also a very real industry. Industrial robotics is a massive industry, especially in manufacturing, and they are becoming more capable rapidly fueled by advances in AI as well as electronics and precision sensors, machining, and more. New generations of previsions robotics can stock shelves and pick and pack orders in warehouses, pick and inspect fruits and vegetables, and other tasks that normally required human to do. Robots can do many of these tasks more rapidly and accurately than humans (and they are getting better and faster!) and can be used for dangerous tasks to protect human lives. With continuous advances in capabilities and reductions in costs, we are starting to see more compelling consumer robots emerge with image and voice recognition capabilities. And of course, autonomous vehicles and drones will revolutionize mobility, surveillance, delivery, and more.

Come learn about robots—what they are, where the field is going, and how it will impact you.

Admission to the Austin Forum is always free. Free street parking is available on Tuesdays!


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