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Dr. Mitchell Pryor
Austin Central Library
710 W. Cesar Chavez
6:15pm Presentation, Q&A
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Robots have long fascinated humans for their amazing potential, but this is also a very real industry. Industrial robotics is a massive industry, especially in manufacturing, and they are becoming more capable rapidly fueled by advances in AI as well as electronics and precision sensors, machining, and more. New generations of previsions robotics can stock shelves and pick and pack orders in warehouses, pick and inspect fruits and vegetables, and other tasks that normally required human to do. Robots can do many of these tasks more rapidly and accurately than humans (and they are getting better and faster!), and can be used for dangerous tasks to protect human lives. With continuous advances in capabilities and reductions in costs, we are starting to see more compelling consumer robots emerge with image and voice recognition capabilities. And of course, autonomous vehicles and drones will revolutionize mobility, surveillance, delivery, and more.
Come learn about robots—what they are, where the field is going, and how it will impact you.
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University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Mitchell Pryor earned is BSME at Southern Methodist University in 1993. After graduating, he taught math and science courses at St. James School in St. James Maryland before returning to Texas. He completed is Masters (1999) and PhD (2002) at UT Austin with an emphasis on the modeling, simulation, and operation of redundant manipulators. Since earning his PhD, Dr. Pryor has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the mechanical and electrical engineering departments as well as led and conducted research in the area of robotics and automation in Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and the Nuclear Engineering Teaching Laboratory. He has worked for numerous research sponsors including, NASA, DARPA, DOE, INL, LANL, ORNL, Y-12, and many industrial partners. He is a co-founder of the Nuclear Robotics Group and the Drilling & Rig Automation Group. Both are interdisciplinary research efforts to deploy robotics in hazardous, uncertain environments to perform manufacturing, material handling and other tasks. He is a member of ROS-Industrial, IEEE, ASME, PGE, and ANS. He is an officer on the executive committee of the ANS Robotics and Remotes Systems Division.
Jared Carl is the NVIDIA North America Business Manager for Dell Technologies. He leads the engagements that help accelerate companies’ adoption of NVIDIA technologies with a primary focus on Artificial Intelligence with Deep and Machine Learning solutions. In this role, he gets to talk to both the sellers and customers, hearing firsthand the challenges and perspectives of adopting new technology while solving business problems. Previously, he worked at Dell where he focused on the University of Texas system including the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC), where he helped design and build two major NSF projects: the Stampede 2 and Frontera supercomputers.
Jared has a Masters degree in Military History from Norwich University and a Bachelors in Business/IT. When he isn’t up to his eyes in solving technology problems, he loves to travel, read (history naturally, but also SciFi/Fantasy), relax with his family, drink a fine whiskey, and pretend he knows what he’s doing when fixing cars.