Adhesives & Sealants Headlines

RODNEY BROOKS TO DELIVER OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT IPC PRINTED CIRCUITS EXPO

February 4, 2008
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

On a day when many countries celebrate their own customs of fun and light-hearted humor, April 1, IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries® will welcome Rodney Brooks, Ph.D., director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, as he brings his own brand of fun in a fascinating exploration of the world of robotics. Brooks will deliver the opening keynote address at IPC Printed Circuits Expo, APEX and the Designers Summit at Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center in Las Vegas.

A technology visionary, groundbreaking scientist, creative entrepreneur and, according to Time Magazine, “a voluble Australian … famous for finding radical, counterintuitive approaches to intractable problems,” Brooks is arguably the world’s most important figure in robotics. His presentation, “Having Fun and Changing the World,” will provide a glimpse into his scientific expeditions, and will reveal his passion for invention and discovery.

Brooks has played a major role in some of the most exciting state-of-the-art inventions in a field bursting with invention. The company he founded, iRobot®, sent a robot to Mars to collect samples for NASA, helped create the Predator robot aircraft and recently brought the first commercial robot to market - the Roomba®. By deftly combining the latest artificial intelligence technology with easy-to-use interfaces, Brooks has developed robots for government, industry, scientific research and kids who want to have fun.

Dr. Brooks received degrees in pure mathematics from Flinders University of South Australia and his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University. He is a Founding Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

For more information, visit www.goipcshows.org/html/main/default.htm.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

ASI April 2014 Photo Gallery

Our April 2014 issue is now available!

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI Sept 2014 cover

2014 September

Our September issue features articles focusing on high-tech applications and raw materials, as well as a preview of the ASC Fall Convention and Expo. Check it out today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40 google+ icon ASI 30px