In honor of Geek Week, the White House’s We The Geek program will host a google hangout at 2pm E.S.T today about robots and science education. Plus everybody’s favorite YA novelist-turned-vlogger John Green will be there, too! Party on.
The panel will be moderated by Vijay Kumar, Assistant Director for Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems, and Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation. Green will occasionally join into the discussion and curate questions from those who use the Twitter hashtag #WeTheGeeks.
Also invited to the panel are:
- Rodney Brooks, President, Rethink Robotics, with Humanoid Robot, Baxter
- Daniela Rus, Director of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, MIT
- Matthew Mason, Director, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
- Robin Murphy, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, Texas A&M University
- Allison Okamura, Principal Investigator, Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine Lab, Stanford University
UPDATE: And the feed is up. Enjoy!
(via We The Geeks)