The Robotic Scientist - Perimeter Institute Public Lecture on February 3

WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - The study of robotics fascinates people of all ages and backgrounds, from students in elementary grades to established scientists.

On Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 pm, as part of PI's Public Lecture Series, leading robotics researcher Prof. Hod Lipson will delve into the advanced mathematics and physics behind robotics. Known for his work in areas such as evolutionary robotics, multi-material functional rapid prototyping, machine self-replication and programmable self-assembly, Prof. Lipson is Associate Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Computing & Information Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He directs the Computational Synthesis group, which focuses on novel approaches to automatic design, fabrication and adaptation of virtual and physical machines.

Prof. Lipson's lecture, entitled "The Robotic Scientist: Mining Experimental Data for Scientific Laws, from Cognitive Robots to Computational Biology" will be held Wednesday, February 3 at 7:00 pm in Waterloo, Ontario.

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Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is an independent, non-profit, scientific research and educational outreach organization where international scientists cluster to push the limits of our understanding of physical laws and develop new ideas about the very essence of space, time, matter and information. The Institute, located in Waterloo, also provides a wide array of educational outreach activities to share the joy of scientific research, discovery and innovation. In partnership with the Governments of Ontario and Canada, PI is a successful example of private and public collaboration in science research and education.

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