Wednesday, June 6, 2018

What happens when two roboticists, one engineer and one holographic doctor are together on a panel?

Actor Robert Picardo, who played The Doctor in Star Trek Voyager. 
We found out Saturday, when when three of our professors were on the same panel at the holographic doctor from Star Trek Voyager, aka actor Robert Picardo. They discussed the future of healthcare robotics and AI. It was all that of "The Future of Medicine," an event hosted by the Clarke Center for Human Imagination, June 2 here on campus. Below is a Twitter thread with some of the event's highlights.

From left: computer science professors Henrik Christensen and Laurel Riek.
Christensen is the director of the Contextual Robotics Institute at UC San Diego. 

Ramesh Rao, director of the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego, is also a professor
in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

A model of the original tricoder used in the Star Trek series. 

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