North America: Palo Alto

Created On Monday, 06 August 2012 10:40 By Administrator
450 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Cafe Scientifique at Avenidas 

Registration appreciated by calling Avenidas at (650) 289-5400, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or stop by the front desk.

All ages welcome!

Free entry; refreshments included.

Annie Zacanti
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Tuesday January 15, 2013

7PM - 9PM. Doors open and hospitality begins at 6:30.

Personal Robots on the Horizon: Meet PR2 live!

Steve Cousins


We are getting closer to a day when robotic technology will be commonplace. Personal robots, like personal computers, will be used directly by individuals to increase their effectiveness in whatever they do.


Dr. Cousins will discuss the latest in robotics technology and you will have the special experience of seeing PR2 demonstrate its latest moves.


Willow Garage is a robotics company that acts as a catalyst to create a new industry in personal robotics. Steve earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from Washington University.






Recent speakers   

Wednesday November 14th 2012

NASA SOFIA (Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy)

Dr. Dana Backman

Director of SOFIA’s Education and Public Outreach


NASA’s Stratosphere Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is the world’s largest airborne observatory. It studies the cosmos at infrared wavelengths and is capable of making observations impossible from even the largest and highest ground-based telescopes. Why infrared? Why the stratosphere? Dr. Backman will discuss infrared light, airborne observing, and why SOFIA is so special.



Wednesday September 19th 2012

Robots and the human

Oussama Khatib

Robotics is rapidly expanding into the human environment and vigorously engaged in its new emerging challenges. Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots will increasingly touch people and their lives, in homes, workplaces, and communities, providing support in services, entertainment, education, health care, and assistance. 


Last Updated On Wednesday, 05 December 2012 07:43 By Administrator