– Speaks about his research on autonomous systems, mobile robotics, human-computer interactions, and machine learning.
– “Humans and robots working together create tremendous productivity gains for society.”
– “We are going to see transportation become more efficient by combining people with smart vehicles.”
About Professor Nicholas Roy
Professor Nicholas Roy is a Professor in the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. He received his Ph. D. in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2003. His research interests include autonomous systems, mobile robotics, human-computer interaction, decision-making under uncertainty and machine learning. His area of study of drones and drone behavior will be the future of drones in an urban environment. Professor Roy is the lead researcher on Google’s robotic program.Roy, a researcher in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), has taken a robotics-related role at Google. He works at Google X — the infamous idea incubator known for Google Glass, self-driving cars, and wireless hot-air balloons — unveiled a video introducing Project Wing, an ambitious delivery-drone initiative that Roy has overseen for the past two years. Roy led a team of several dozen autonomy experts to determine the technical feasibility of self-flying delivery vehicles.
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