As I mentioned in a previous post, The Tweet House team is returning to San Diego Comic-Con
We were ecstatic to hear that one of our geekier proposals was accepted, and the #SDCC organizers have slotted it into the official program. Come see us Saturday, 7/26/14, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Our session is titled “Pop Culture and the Robot Reality.” The idea is to bring the art and science of robots together onstage.
Brent Spiner, best known for his portrayal of the beloved android “Data” on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Spiner inspired a generation of robot creators and designers.
Dr. Jennifer Barry, Senior Robotics Engineer at Rethink Robotics in Boston, MA. Jennifer develops robot arm planning and control techniques. Rethink is best known for producing Baxter, the “adaptive, collaborative manufacturing robot.”
Pop Culture and the Robot Reality
From “Marvex the super robot” to the Metal Men to the Sentinels, robotics have been a prevalent theme in comic books and science fiction. Historically, robots and androids have been depicted as both loyal servants (Rosie the Robot) and/or metallic menaces (Ultron). In this session, moderator Steve Broback (Tweet House, Parnassus Group), will join Brian David Johnson (Resident futurist at Intel), Jennifer Barry (Rethink Robotics), Marty Linn (Principal Engineer of Robotics at General Motors), Jason Crusan (Director, Advanced Exploration Systems Division at NASA), Ross Ingram (Community Manager for Sphero), and none other than Brent Spiner (known as the beloved android Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation) to survey and demonstrate our coming robot reality — what the next few years hold in store, and how it reflects on the futures depicted by the pop culture robots and androids of our time.