Banquet Speaker Our Robots, Ourselves: Toward Situated Autonomy As autonomous systems move from laboratory environments to industrial and consumer applications, they must be situated within human environments. This talk presents a vision for situated autonomy, as well as some examples of where it has been successful, particularly drawing from extreme environments. New microwave technologies for achieving situated autonomy are presented, as well as engineering and technical challenges.  
Professor David A. Mindell, MIT David A. Mindell is Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing, and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has degrees in Literature and in Electrical Engineering from Yale University, and a doctorate in the history of technology from MIT.
"Science fiction has become science as we find more and more uses for robots. The MIT professor explores the 'hidden world' of robotics and the controversial relationship between humankind and what it has created."The Sacramento Bee “Mindell’s ingenious and profoundly original book will enlighten those who prophesy that robots will soon make us redundant, and challenges us all to think more precisely and creatively about how machines can augment human potential.”David Autor, Professor of Economics, MIT “A lucid, hype-free exploration of how robotic automation really works—in concert with human design, intention, and action.”Ian Bogost, Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing Professor, Scheller School of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
2016 IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology
18 - 21 October 2016 Waltham, MA USA