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The Coming War with Robots: A Historical Perspective — a Lawrence A. Morgan lecture, experts panel, and book signing

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Why is humanity so fascinated by robots, but at the same time so anxious about our future with them? History professor and author, Minsoo Kang, addresses the long history of human interest in automata and how it provides clues to understanding our current ambivalence in the face of our artificial children. Stay for a discussion after the presentation with Kang and a panel of experts, who will answer questions about the future of robotics in our region and beyond.

6:30-7 p.m. // Hands-on Robotics Activities, Demos, and more
with Boeing and BERSDT
(Broad Engagement Robotics Spiral Demo Team)

Program Schedule:
6:30 p.m. Hands-on Robotics Activities and Demonstrations
7 p.m. Keynote Speaker
7:30 p.m. Experts Panel

Robotics Experts Panel:
Marcos Chu, Engineering Estimator, The Boeing Company and
BERSDT (Broad Engagement Robotics Spiral Demo Team)
Minsoo Kang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History,
University of Missouri – St. Louis
Bill Smart, Ph.D., Director, Media and Machines Laboratory,
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,
Washington University in St. Louis;
co-chair, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Committee on
Competitions and Challenges
Matthew Troutman, Ph.D., Mathematics Teacher and
Robotics Team Supervisor, Thomas Jefferson School

Keynote speaker:
Minsoo Kang, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History,
University of Missouri – St. Louis, and author,
Sublime Dreams of Living Machines

Minsoo’s book, Sublime Dreams of Living Machines, will be available for purchase and signing by the author in the Missouri History Museum Shop following the presentation.

Held at: Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium
Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park
St. Louis, Missouri 63112

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome.

Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
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