• The Age of Human-Robot Collaboration: Deep Sea Exploration

      Khatib, Oussama (2018-01-18)
      The promise of oceanic discovery has intrigued scientists and explorers for centuries, whether to study underwater ecology and climate change, or to uncover natural resources and historic secrets buried deep at archaeological sites. Reaching these depth is imperative since factors such as pollution and deep-sea trawling increasingly threaten ecology and archaeological sites. These needs demand a system deploying human-level expertise at the depths, and yet remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are inadequate for the task. To meet the challenge of dexterous operation at oceanic depths, in collaboration with KAUSTメs Red Sea Research Center and MEKA Robotics, Oussama Khatib and the team developed Ocean One, a bimanual humanoid robot that brings immediate and intuitive haptic interaction to oceanic environments. Introducing Ocean One, the haptic robotic avatar During this lecture, Oussama Khatib will talk about how teaming with the French Ministry of Cultureメs Underwater Archaeology Research Department, they deployed Ocean One in an expedition in the Mediterranean to Louis XIVメs flagship Lune, lying off the coast of Toulon at ninety-one meters. In the spring of 2016, Ocean One became the first robotic avatar to embody a humanメs presence at the seabed. Ocean Oneメs journey in the Mediterranean marks a new level of marine exploration: Much as past technological innovations have impacted society, Ocean Oneメs ability to distance humans physically from dangerous and unreachable work spaces while connecting their skills, intuition, and experience to the task promises to fundamentally alter remote work. Robotic avatars will search for and acquire materials, support equipment, build infrastructure, and perform disaster prevention and recovery operations - be it deep in oceans and mines, at mountain tops, or in space.
    • Are All Algae Created Equal?

      Renzi, Julianna; Houghton, Leah; Thorrold, Simon (2018-01-24)
    • Art, Science and the Invention of Things That Last

      Edwards, David (2018-01-14)
      Aesthetic creation involves a close collaboration between discovery, invention and cultural exhibition, as well as between learning and producing value. It is typified by the patterns of creative behavior in highly innovative communities like Silicon Valley (for IT) or Boston (for biotech) where cultures of learning, experimentation, and production or commercialization coexist, and where a high degree of interdisciplinary collaboration occurs. In this lecture, David Edwards will highlight the growing movement of aesthetic creation in the arts, sciences and engineering as a path for sustaining and improving the human condition in the longest term. He will highlight aesthetic creation in the light of the culture lab model of Le Laboratoire (Paris, Cambridge) and the new World Frontiers Forum with examples of learning, pubic experimentation and value creation particularly related to the future of sensory experience.
    • Balance Impairment Measurement using Margin of Stability

      Bankim, Ghandi Meet; Vashista, Vineet (2018-01-24)
    • Capactive Volatile Organic Compound Sensors

      Basyouni, Sarah; Karumbaiah, Nanaiah (2018-01-24)
    • A Career With Purpose: Push Your Boundaries and Let Them Be Pushed

      Al-Nafisee, Nasser (2018-01-17)
      A keynote lecture by Nasser Al-Nafisee, VP of Corporate Affairs for Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. Saudi Aramcoメs oil and gas production infrastructure leads the industry in scale of production, operational reliability, and technical advances.
    • Carrier Lifetime Dependence on Size Confinement in Silicon Nanoparticles Using Extreme Ultraviolet Spectroscopy

      Lee, Angela; Cushing, Scott K.; Carneiro, Lucas M.; Porter, Ilana J.; Chang, Hung-Tzu (2018-01-24)
    • Cassini: The Journey and the Legacy

      Porco, Carolyn (2018-01-15)
      An international mission to explore, in depth, the Saturnian system ヨthe planet Saturn and its magnetosphere, glorious rings, and many moons- begun over 27 years ago. After seven years of development, the Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997, spent seven years trekking to Saturn, and finally entered Saturn orbit in the summer of 2004. In the course of its 13 years orbiting this ring world, Cassini returned over 450 thousand images, 635GB of data, and invaluable insights on the solar systemメs most splendid and scientifically rich planetary system. In this lecture, Carolyn Porco, the leader of the imaging science team on NASA's Cassini mission, will delight her audience with a retrospective look at what has been learned from this profoundly successful mission and what its final legacy is likely to be.
    • Computer-Aided Pulmonary Nodule Analysis With Deep Convolutional Network

      Gao, Jun; Gu, Jiayuan; Zhang, Mengxiao; Wang, Liwei (2018-01-24)
    • DARB - Vehicle Crash Hotspot Prediction System

      Bawazir, Fatima; Aljabr, Hind; Alshae, Liyana; Alwadaah, Nora; Alonaizan, Yusra (2018-01-24)
    • Detecting Abnormal Dense Crowd Behaviour

      Alarifi, Maha; Gharbi, Raneem Yasser (2018-01-24)
    • Effect of elastic bending energy on protein-DNA interactions

      Freeland, Jack; Khadka, Prabhat; Wang, Yong (2018-01-24)
    • Energy, Money and Technology - From the Lens of the Superorganism

      Hagens, Nate (2018-01-23)
      How will we react to the upcoming energy era? If we consider that a barrel of oil contains the same energy as 4.5 years of human muscle labor, our future access to energy will define what we can and canメt do as individuals, nations, and as a global human culture. During this lecture, Nate Hagens will discuss how the way we react to the coming era of harder to extract and more costly fossil fuels will be combined with newer, cleaner but more stochastic energy types will influence all of our lives.
    • Engineering an Affordable Self-Driving Car

      Budisteanu, Alexandru Ionut (2018-01-17)
      "More than a million people die in car accidents each year, and most of those accidents are the result of human errorヤ Alexandru Budisteanu is 23 years old and owns a group of startups including Autonomix, an Artificial Intelligence software for affordable self-driving cars and he designed a low-cost self-driving car. The car's roof has cameras and low-resolution 3D LiDAR equipment to detect traffic lanes, other cars, curbs and obstacles, such as people crossing by. To process this dizzying amount of data, Alexandru employed Artificial Intelligence algorithms to extract information from the visual data and plot a safe route for the car. Then, he built a manufacturing facility in his garage from Romania to assembly affordable VisionBot Pick and Place robots that are used to produce electronics. During this lecture, Alexandru will talk about this autonomous self-driving car prototype, for which he received the grand prize of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and was nominated by TIME magazine as one of the worldメs most influential teens of 2013.
    • Engineering Plant Immunity by CRISPR/Cas13a

      Aljedaani, Fatimah R.; Mahfouz, Magdy M. (2018-01-24)
    • Evolution of small molecule neurotransmission in animals

      Mahmood, Hanan; Noro, Yukihiko; Shimizu, Hiroshi; Mineta, Katsuhiko; Magistretti, Pierre J.; Gojobori, Takashi (2018-01-24)