[Tiny-tux] Thursday night in Mountain View: Neato Robotics XV-11, a highly autonomous vacuum cleaner,

Alison Chaiken alchaiken at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 23:45:51 PST 2010


http://www.neatorobotics.com/
http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras/

Thursday December 16th, 2010


Date and Time
Thursday, December 16thm, 2010, 7:00PM
7:00PM 5-minute business meeting
7:05PM speaker presentation

Location
Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley (directions:
http://sv.cmu.edu/who_we_are/visitor)

Cost
FREE

Title
Applied Robotics in the XV-11

Speaker
Nathan Monson, Neato Robotics

Abstract
Nathan Monson will describe the Neato Robotics XV-11, a highly
autonomous vacuum cleaner, incorporating laser mapping. Enabling
technology will be discussed, including SLAM, path-planning, and the
low-cost laser scanner, with an emphasis on the challenges involved in
creating robust robotics systems at a consumer price point.

Biography
Nathan Monson:

is a software engineer specializing in video compression, signal
processing, and machine vision. He is the principal engineer behind
the XV-11’s vision system. Before joining Neato, he was Software
Architect at Adobe and Macromedia, focused on large scale video
collaboration systems.


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Alison Chaiken
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