Information for Visitors:
"Robots - Past, Present, and Future"
(To view, and/or print, a 1-page flier containing Lorenzo's biography and photo plus an abstract of his talk, click on the DOCument link below.)
The field of Robotics has shown to be a society-changing force whose exponential growth is soon going to play a significant role in people's lives. Governments are investing more and more money to advance the technology and accelerate the time when robots will be pervasive. In spite of the efforts of universities and companies around the world the technology is still not mature enough that robots can be deployed reliably outside controlled environments.
In this talk Lorenzo Riano will highlight the major achievements of the past few years, the problems that remain unsolved and the direction robotics is going. Particular emphasis will be put on de-mystifying robotics from Hollywood imagination and highlighting how robots can make a difference in people's lives.
This EAS meeting at CSSC will be held in the Hauben Room
(adjacent the Library).
COST: DINNER WITH OUR GUEST SPEAKER:Immediately prior to this event, EAS members and guests who are hungry are welcome to join us for dinner with our guest speaker, Lorenzo Riano. Casual dining will occur at Hunan Yuan, located at 4100 Redwood Road in Lincoln Square (Oakland, CA 94619). We will congregate in the restaurant starting at approximately 5:30PM.AFTER THE LECTURE/PRESENTATION:At the conclusion of our presentation this evening, please feel free to chat at length with our guest speaker, Lorenzo Riano. Our Library will also be open for you to browse the stacks and perhaps borrow an interesting publication by presenting your EAS membership card to our Librarian, who will be happy to assist you. Afterwards, please saunter outside to the Observatory Deck in the rear of the Center and view the skies through one or more of the many wonderful telescopes (weather permitting, of course).MAKING CONTACT:For additional information or to provide feedback regarding this presentation, or to solicit consideration as a guest speaker for a future presentation, or to offer suggestions regarding any EAS program, please contact David Prosper, Program Director, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 510-457-8346.
There is no fee for attending this particular EAS event. Our programs are made possible solely by your annual membership dues, donations, and occasional small contributions for food and drinks. We simply could not provide these presentations without the continued support of our members. Also, your attendance and your participation in our lectures help make them more interesting, enjoyable, and successful. Thank you.