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Search and rescue robots are able to go into places humans can’t and shouldn’t…this is the cool job of roboticist Edwin Olson who now makes autonomous shuttles.
Episode filmed live at the 2018 World Science Festival in New York CIty. The full Cool Jobs program from that year can be viewed online.
Edwin Olson is an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on autonomous robots, ranging from self-driving cars to teams of robots that work together to perform search and rescue missions. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2008 for his work in robust robot mapping.Read More