Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

David Mindell, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future

David Mindell, of Humatics and MIT, on bringing state of the art automation tools to work environments inside warehouses and beyond.

David Mindell, Chair, MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future

David is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, the Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, and chair of the MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future. An expert on the myriad relationships between people and autonomous robots, he has participated in more than 25 oceanographic expeditions and developed and licensed spread-spectrum sonar technologies for undersea navigation. He is the author of five books, including Our Robots, Ourselves: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy (2015) and Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (2008). David has a BS in electrical engineering from Yale, a BA in literature from Yale, and a PhD in the history of technology from MIT.

Topics

Business Impact
How technology advances are changing the economy and providing new opportunities in many industries.

Intelligent Machines
Artificial intelligence and robots are transforming how we work and live.

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