Episode 254: Robots and Humans – Conflict or Coworkers?

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Robots and Humans

Listen Now – David Mindell is a professor or aeronautics and astronautics, and Dibner professor of the history or engineering and manufacturing at MIT. He is the author of 5 books, several dealing with man’s interaction with machines, and joins hosts Lew Weiss and Tim Grady to discuss how robots should complement our work without displacing humans.

David Mindell
Guest David Mindell

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David is a professor of aeronautics and astronautics and Dibner professor of the history of engineering and manufacturing at MIT. As part of his research on the myriad relationships between people and autonomous robots, he has participated in more than 25 oceanographic expeditions and developed and licensed spread-spectrum sonar technologies for undersea navigation. He is the author of five books, includingOur Robots, Ourselves:Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy (2015) andDigital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (2008). David has a BS in electrical engineering from Yale; a BA in literature from Yale; and a PhD in the history of technology from MIT.

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