The future has always been about robots. From the creepy mind games of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the domestic service of Rosie on The Jetsons, the promise of personal robots has been present in popular culture for decades. But here in the actual future, when 2001 is a distant speck in the rear view mirror, we're still doing our own laundry and flying our own space ships (mostly). So what's the holdup? If Google can make a self-driving car, then why are we still pushing the vacuum up and down the hallway? Find out at Where's Rosie? The State of Personal Robotics. It's a panel discussion that explores the challenges, delays, and promise of the personal robotics industry. This being the Bay Area, time will also be given to "the social and economic implications of robots in the home." We'll be there, assuming we get the vacuuming done first.

Mon., March 10, 6 p.m., 2014
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