Monday, January 14, 2019

Our Seattle Forecast: Cloudy, with a 100% Chance of Robotics Innovation

Rain, Mount Rainier and, now, robots. The Seattle landscape is getting another feature with the opening of our AI Robotics Research Lab. Leading the facility is Dieter Fox, senior director of robotics research at NVIDIA and professor at the University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering.

The lab opened in November with 14 researchers and expects to triple in size by midyear, including visiting faculty and interns. Fox is a leading researcher in robotics and AI. His current research is in interactive manipulation, where robots, called “cobots,” can perform complex tasks and work alongside humans.