POSTPONED: How Do You Make a Humanoid Robot?

Community Happenings
Mar 21, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Caitrin Eaton, assistant professor, Colby College Department of Computer Science, discusses her work with her students in making robots move like humans. Her new robotics lab, which she named C3PO after the Star Wars model, unites engineering and animal physiology aimed at helping robots walk more smoothly than Hollywood’s stiff-legged eponym. She says that looking at what works in biology tells us how to make walking an easier problem for robots.