Perceptive Mobile Robots Working Safely Alongside Humans
Although we are still far from the moment of singularity, or even Star Wars ‘droids, we can anticipate robot colleagues in the near future, believes Seth Teller. He is developing ‘situationally aware’ machines to help out humans in those “unstructured environments…where we live, work and recreate.”
The Power of Competition: How to Focus the World’s Brains on your Innovation Challenges
Cooperation may be making us “a little bit too nice” when it comes to innovation, suggests Fiona Murray. She believes there’s nothing like competition for injecting energy into the process of solving key innovation problems, whether in business or society.
Murray is convinced competition make ventures “more ef
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
While their ventures couldn’t be more dissimilar -- engineering high tech defense gear for soldiers, and running an exclusive online boutique -- this panel’s entrepreneurs share some common experiences and lessons.
Moderator David Fialkow would “love to tell you I’m wicked brilliant, analytical, clairv
An Engineering Career - 50 Years Out
Returning to his freshman physics classroom after half a century, Kent Kresa still feels passionate about MIT: “It’s a place I love; I feel good when I come back, and it’s been very much a part of my life for the past 50 years.” In his talk, Kresa describes how an MIT education helped shape his professional path, leadi
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Play it Safe - Ice Skating
In this video, Huckle and Lowly learn the importance of ice skating safety. Use skates that fit right. Handle blades with care. Walk don't run. Grownups need to check ice skating ponds. This is a good teaching resource for a unit on safety. Students will enjoy this cute video (1:06).
"Spring is Here" Song
Spring is Here Song - A squirrel, a turtle and other forest animals sing about the coming of spring. A scene from Lost in the Woods: The Movie. This is a great resource for teaching students about the seasons or as a companion for a story about spring. Students will enjoy watching this video (1:12).
The Human Economy: an ongoing international project
Eminent anthropologist Keith Hart will be talking about his book, The Human Economy, which gives readers a new economic perspective, covering topics ranging from globalisation to corporate social responsibility. Keith Hart is emeritus professor at Goldsmith's College and honorary professor at the University of Kwazulu Natal.