12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. Location: MC 4.4
Join the The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement and Galerstein Women’s Center, in partnership with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, for our annual Women’s History Month Luncheon in celebration of women like Dr. Murphy who have made great contributions to history, society and the world.
Register at http://tinyurl.com/whm-innovation.
Girls and women are agents of change, inventors, history makers, leaders, entrepreneurs, risk takers, and their contributions can have a significant impact in the world.
A pioneer in the field of robotics, our guest speaker, Dr. Robin Murphy, is best known for her research and work in rescue robots and human-robot interaction. Her robots have been used to assist rescue crews in disasters, such as the World Trade Center attacks, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Charley, and the Crandall Utah mine collapse.
She is the Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue and the Center for Emergency Informatics, the Founder of Roboticists without Borders and Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M. She has been featured in Time Magazine and her Ted Talk has been viewed over 918,100 times.
Dr. Murphy will also be presenting her research, Call Them "She," not "He" or "It": Three Stories of Disaster Robots as part of the ECS Distinguished Lecture Series at 11:00 a.m. on March 23, 2017. Open to the public. No registration required.