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Rachel Carson Annual Lecture

TUESDAY | MARCH 5, 2019 | 7:30PM | ANDERSON UNIVERSITY CENTER - CK @ PLU

Supported by a generous endowment from George L. and Helen B. Long, the Rachel Carson Science, Technology & Society Annual Lecture was designed to bring leading experts in the fields of science and technology to campus to address the PLU community. Visiting scholars interact with PLU students and faculty in the classroom, and lecture on a scholarly topic of general interest in the evening.

This year’s distinguished speaker is Dr. James McLurkin, a Sr. Hardware Engineer at Google. He is one of the leads on the AIY Project, which builds Artificial Intelligence (AI) hardware for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) maker projects.  Dr. McLurkin will be speaking on swarm robotics and present a live 12-robot demo to illustrate his talk – “The Future of Robotics is Swarms: Why a Thousand Robots are Better than One.”

James McLurkin
Dr. James McLurkin (Photo by Melanie Conner)
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