Google Senior Hardware Engineer
James McLurkin

Wed., March 14, 11:00am-12:00pm
Lower-Level Atrium MEK

Live Robotics Demo | Q&A with James

The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a Thousand Robots are Better Than OneJames McLurkin is interested in distributed algorithms for multi-agent systems—that is, software that produces complex group behaviors from the interactions of many simple individuals. While multi-robot systems have been called “the future of a futuristic field,” these ideas aren’t new. Ants and bees have been using this approach for 120 million years, and we can learn much from them.

Join McLurkin as he makes the case for large populations of robots with a live 12-robot demo, and goes “under the hood” of the algorithms that make them work.

Faculty and Students Welcome!