Fall 2022

Friday, September 9
Welcome Back Picnic

12:00pm
Rector Courtyard
Rain Location: Rector Courtyard

Friday, September 23
Dr. Russell Toris '11
"Demystifying Autonomous Robotics: How the Fusion of Math and Computer Science Empower State-of-the-art AI"

Autonomous cars, delivery robots, warehouse fulfillment AMRs -- what powers these technologies we are now seeing in our day-to-day lives? In this talk we will see how fundamentals in mathematics and computer science have contributed to enabling some of the most advanced algorithms and capabilities to-date. Robotics and autonomy is no longer the future, but arriving fast.

Dr. Russell Toris is Director of Robotics Engineering at Zebra Technologies. His passion is bringing robots out of the lab and into the world to be used by everyday people. Throughout his career, Toris has built and distributed tools which enable researchers, developers, and end-users to interact with robots in an intuitive way using popular cloud and web-based technologies. His research in Learning from Demonstration, Cloud Robotics, and Mobile Manipulation has focused primarily on non-expert end-users which has helped Zebra Technologies bring robots into the workplace. Toris received his B.S. in Computer Science from Dickinson College and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

12:30pm
Rector Lecture Room
Pizza provided

Tuesday, October 11
Group Build with Glen Whitney

More details TBD

Noon
Tome
Pizza provided