Talking Robotics

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Organizers: Patrícia Alves-Oliveira,
Silvia Tulli, Miguel Vasco
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Speaker

Nikhita Singh explores, curates, and scales how robots+AI can empower humans in dynamic environments like homes, education, labs, assisted living, factories, disaster relief, and space. Currently, she is Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Artificial, building automation infrastructure and tools for the future of biotech labs. Formerly at MIT Media Lab, Palantir, Field Innovation Team and UC Berkeley AutoLab.

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Abstract

The talk introduces and contextualizes Nikhita’s experience with robots. Nikhita shares her experience seeing how robotics problems look so different when you transition from academia to industry. She discusses about starting Artificial and doing 200+ user interviews to find a valuable use case for robotics in the field. To conclude, she focuses on Artificial and the challenge of robotics and automation in dynamic, unstructured environments like the scientific lab.