Boston area people – it’s Monday (OK, it’s Monday for people who aren’t in Boston too). Do you really have big plans for tonight? Sitting at home feeling bad that it’s not Friday doesn’t count. You know what you should be doing? Science!
My good friend at Could This Happen?, a blog dedicated to exploring the crossroads between science fiction and current research, is hosting a free event at the Rosebud Diner in Somerville tonight. Join her and a crew of people who make science happen. Presenters include:
- Dr. Matthias Scheutz, the Director of the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts University
- CJ Carr, an electronic artist who will demonstrate a meditation-manipulation neurofeedback system using Ableton Live and an EEG
- Russell Hanson, a Research Associate at Harvard University/Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School, who is doing work with brain-machine interfaces
- Pete Dilworth, a former research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the MIT, who currently heads Dinosaur Robots, Inc. where they are working to create lifelike dinobots like Troody and Butch (Butch will be in attendance)
- Joseph Schlesinger, founder of ArcBotics which aims to be the IKEA of Robotics, applying an open source philosophy to offer affordable materials and tools required for DIY robotics to inventors of the future
- Kate Darling, MIT Media Lab social scientist focused on robot ethics, anthropomorphism, and robot sex
- Nadya Peek (MIT Center for Bits and Atoms) and Ilan Moyer (MIT CADLAB): inventors of a portable 3-D printer
Come meet some really cool people and get your science on!