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  • Apollo's Rocket Scientists

    What is the legacy of the Apollo program, and what can we learn from it to help us confront the scientific and engineering challenges of our own time? This short film kicked off the “Giant Leaps” Symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. The symposium was organized by the MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, and held at MIT on June 11, 2009.

  • Projector Tracking

    In work that built on his doctoral dissertation, Johnny Lee, along with colleagues at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, prototyped a projector system that could keep an image framed on a moving handheld screen.

  • Wii-mote for Whiteboards

    Johnny Lee demonstrates how to build a low-cost digital whiteboard using the Nintendo Wii remote and an infrared-light emitter.

  • Doing the Dishes

    In order to unload a dishwasher, STAIR determines on the fly how best to grasp unfamiliar objects.

  • Fetching Objects

    Cued by a verbal command, the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot (STAIR) retrieves a stapler from an unfamiliar room.

  • Robotic Assistance

    Stanford’s Andrew Ng explains his work to build a general-purpose household robot and demonstrates some of the prototype’s unique abilities.

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