Excited to announce the second in our monthly STEM Talks series.
The speaker: Dr. Spring Berman, from ASU’s department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She is a recipient of the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award. This DARPA program is to engage the next generation of researchers who focus on national security issues.
The Topic: Swarm Robots. Dr. Berman’s ongoing research focuses on controlling swarms and ‘distributed sensing’ of not-so-smart robots.
This will be followed by a demonstration of a swarm. Ruben Gameros, a postgrad student will show how 2-4 bots could be manipulated to do complex tasks. “These tasks or ‘games’ are inspired by ants, which collectively work to deliver food through a tunnel to feed the queen,” he told me.
Date: Mon 9th March, 2015 Time: 4:00 pm Venue: Room A122 – Computer & Technology Lab
Light refreshments will be served.
(Check out last month’s STEM Talk)