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Robotics, Sensors, Automation, Manufacturing SIG 1st Mondays, 5:30p-8p (except for holidays so see Calendar, please). $20 Advance (the Friday before program at 5pm) /$35 Door unless otherwise noted. Includes food. Members of this SIG are admitted free.
This special interest group is targeted at the folks who make the products that help make the products and people using these tools to make their own product. This includes: manufacturing and manufacturers, prototyping, sensors, signal processing, testing, measurement, vision.
Learn what is the industry doing
to provide wearables and sensors in the marketplace to enhance our life and
what opportunities exist for entrepreneurs to fulfill.
Ben Cooper, Wearable Baby
Frank McGillin, NeuroMetrix
Doug McClure, FitLinxx
Ben Cooper, Wearable Baby: Ben
is a passionate business and product developer driven by the need to find
practical solutions to consumer problems. He has led Sensible Baby to gain both
national and international recognition for its approach to disrupting the
juvenile products space. Prior to
his involvement in Sensible Baby, Ben was the Lead Footwear Project Engineer
for the US
Army and managed all of the technical aspects of their footwear programs. He
led the fast-pace multi-million dollar development effort of the US Army’s Hot
Weather Mountain Combat Boot program that supported the unique needs of deploying
soldiers to Afghanistan.
addition to working as CEO of Sensible Baby, Ben is currently the Senior
Manager of Research
& Testing for VF Corp’s Global Footwear Innovation Center. Ben received a B.S.
in Biomedical Physics from Northeastern University and M.S. in Biomechanics
with high distinction from Boise State University. Company Website: http://mysensiblebaby.com/
Speaker’s Title:Research Professor, Computer Science
Short Bio:Candace L. (Candy) Sidner has a long-standing interest in human
communication and collaboration, and their application to agents, robots and
interfaces, especially those using gesture, social behavior, speech, and
Candy is a
Research Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with extensive
experience in industrial labs, and independent consultant on projects
including the RESPECT project for health information for clinical trials. She
is PI of the Always On Relational Agent project with Chuck Rich at WPI and
Tim Bickmore at Northeastern University, Co-PIs. She has recently worked on
multimodal (including gesture) interfaces using a humanoid robot for the role
of engagement in conversation.
Candy is a
Fellow and past Councilor of the Association for the Advancement of
Artificial Intelligence, was elected a Fellow of the Association for
Computational Linguistics in 2013, and is a senior member of the IEEE.
She has been general chair for a number of conferences, and services on two
journal editorial boards. She was also President of the Association for
Computational Linguistics. She received her Ph.D. from MIT in Computer
Company Pitch: WPI’s Computer
Science program is as diverse and varied as the field of computer science
itself, offering course work and specializations in areas such as
human-robotic interaction, intelligent tutoring and educational data mining,
bioinformatics, computer security and privacy, and graphics and animation
among many others.
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