Shack Speaker Series and Open House

Dr. Patrick Pilarski
Canada Research Chair in Machine Intelligence for Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thursday, October 19, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. • CCIS 1-430
Stay for refreshments and a visit to The Shack after the talk!
Life is difficult. Because of the challenges that must be met and overcome
during daily life, humans often rely on technology to support us in achieving
our goals. One notable example is that of artificial limbs—mechanical and
robotic systems designed to restore abilities lost when a biological limb is
amputated. This talk will introduce the idea of bionic limbs in medicine, and
highlight some of the most exciting examples of humans and robots coming
together to make life less difficult. It will then showcase how artificial limb
technology is driven forward by advances and innovators in the fields of
medicine, engineering, and computing. Attendees will leave with clear view
on the interdisciplinary nature of current innovation in these fields, and also
an understanding of how we are using machine intelligence and open-source
3D-printed hardware here at the University of Alberta to create better bionic
arms and hands.

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