NIS Robotics Speaker Series

A MONTHLY GATHERING CONNECTING THE BRIGHTEST MINDS IN ROBOTICS

NIS ROBOTICS SPEAKER SERIES

 

Our Robotics Speakers series is designed to bring together the brightest minds in robotics with the unique technical capabilities NIS and its members have to offer. 

Set in the heart of the Silicon Prarie, this initiative aims to catalyze critical conversations among leading innovators, thinkers, and creators in robotics and automation, offering a unique platform for sharing groundbreaking ideas, exploring new possibilities, and forging connections. Each session not only highlights the latest advancements in robotics but also underscores Nebraska's emerging role as a hub for bootstrapped-innovation and thought leadership. 

Join us as we delve into the future of robotics and ignite a spark of innovation in the heartland.

 

NOVEMBER 29, 2023

SURGICAL ROBOTS IN SPACE w/ RACHEL WAGNER

DESIGNING A MINIATURE ROBOTIC SURGERY TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION PAYLOAD FOR ORBITAL SPACEFLIGHT


Doctoral Student Rachel Wagner (UNL Alumni, NIS Patron) discusses her work in preparing MIRA ("Miniaturized In Vivo Robotic Assistant") for use on the International Space Station.
 

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OCTOBER 25, 2023

CHEAP AND DEEP w/ DAN NOVY

BUILDING AFFORDABLE OCEAN EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR EARTH'S LAST FRONTIER


Emerging Media Arts Assistant Professor Dan Novy discusses his journey through developing low-cost imaging and sensor platforms for democratized ocean exploration. These systems are designed to collect valuable information about Earth's oceans - in some of the least explored regions on the planet.

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2023

THE FUTURE OF FARMING w/ SANTOSH PITLA

COMPUTER VISION, ROBOTICS, AND THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE


Hear Dr. Pitla discuss how Robotics, Computer Vision, and Advanced Mechanical Systems are being used in agriculture, and where each technology might lead in the future.
 

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