Press and Talks
Selected Media Coverage
NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz takes us inside Future Interfaces Research Lab at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. At the lab, one of the leading minds behind VR innovation, Chris Harrison, and his team trick your brain into thinking you are touching, feeling, and interacting with things that aren’t really there. They attempt to do this with as little hardware as possible.
This talk will be in roughly two parts. The first is why someone would want a PhD: what career paths does it open up? Why is it different from a Bachelor's or Master's? What are the pros and cons of graduate school? The second is how someone can set themselves up for a PhD: how can you prepare, during undergraduate or while working, for a PhD? What do PhD programs look for in a candidate? Once in a program, how can you do "well"? Hopefully, if someone is considering pursuing a PhD, this talk will help answer some questions, or at least introduce a new possible path for others!
When you picture a robot, does the image of a humanoid talking machine pop into your head? When you think about the future, do you see Ex Machina style robots running rampant? Unfortunately that is a misconception due to the movie industry - most robots aren't made to look and act like humans. In this talk, I'll introduce students to some of the major areas of robotics research currently, and then discuss where some of these fields are headed once technology allows.