A roboticist who works in the areas of artificial intelligence and digital manufacturing, Hod Lipson designs cool, biologically inspired machines—and he sees a future where robots are not only autonomous but creative. He and his colleagues build robots that do what you’d least expect robots to do: Self replicate, self-reflect, ask questions, and even come up with their own ideas.
At the next Secret Science Club, Hod Lipson asks: Can robots ultimately design and make other robots? Can machines be curious? Will robots ever be truly self-aware? Can they evolve? Dream?
Hod Lipson is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University. His work on robots and bio-printing has received widespread media coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, and on CNN and NPR. He has co-authored over 200 technical papers, the recent book Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, and the forthcoming book, Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead.
Before & After
--Sample our self-replicating cocktail of the night, the Drinkbot
--Groove to algorhythmic tunes
--Stick around for the all-too-human Q&A!
This rock’em, sock’em robots edition of the Secret Science Club meets Monday, June 13, 8PM @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St. Doors open at 7:30PM. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover.