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Aquarium exterior in the evening with Pacific Visions
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Robots and the Sea

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Virtual
Event

First Wednesdays with Guest Speaker Dr. Sukhatme, Robot Lounge, and Cocktail Hour

Sold Out / Virtual Available

Robots and the Sea

Virtual Event
Virtual
Event

First Wednesdays with Guest Speaker Dr. Sukhatme, Robot Lounge, and Cocktail Hour

Aquarium exterior in the evening with Pacific Visions

© 2019 Tom Bonner

On October 6 Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme, director of the University of Southern California’s robotics laboratory, will present a talk on robots and the sea in the Aquarium’s Honda Pacific Visions Theater. Following his talk and audience Q&A, the Aquarium will host a Robot Lounge in the Pacific Visions Art Gallery and a cocktail hour with music in the Great Hall. The Robot Lounge will feature robots with artificial intelligence and humanoid robots from the Robotics Society of Southern California and Barboza Space Center.

Underwater robotics is undergoing a transformation. Recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling a new generation of underwater robots to make intelligent decisions by reasoning about their environment. In Dr. Sukhatme’s lab at USC, researchers are engaged in a long-term effort to develop persistent, autonomous underwater robotic systems. These robots can stay at sea for days at a time and can perform complex tasks such as navigation, water sampling, inspection, and many others. In this talk, Dr. Sukhatme will give an introduction on underwater robots and an overview of some of his lab’s recent work focusing on safe operations in regions of substantial ship traffic, biological sampling for water quality monitoring, and the inspection of underwater structures.

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FREE. Reservations required to reserve your seat in the theater.
In-person sold out, FREE live streaming available.
Dr. Suhkatme head shot

Dr. Sukhatme is professor of computer science and electrical & computer engineering at USC. He holds the Fletcher Jones Foundation Endowed Chair in Computer Science and has served as the executive vice dean and the chairman of the Computer Science department at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. Dr. Sukhatme is the co-director of the USC Robotics Research Laboratory and the director of the USC Robotic Embedded Systems Laboratory, which he founded in 2000.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s First Wednesdays events bring scientists, authors, and other experts into one of the facility’s theaters for an illustrated talk paired with book signings or meet and greets and cocktail/social hours.
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FREE. Reservations required to reserve your seat in the theater.
In-person sold out, FREE live streaming available.
R.S.V.P.
(562) 590-3100

Capacity is limited. Advance reservations are required. No walk ups. Keeping our guests and staff safe is our top priority. Masks are required. For the most current information, visit aquariumofpacific.org/safety. This event is subject to change or cancellation due to updated safety protocols.