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Jan Hodges

Biography:

Jan Newcombe Hodges has been one of the foremost leaders in the development and integration of new technology and innovations for decades, beginning with his founding of Hodges Robotics, Intl in the late 70's. At HRI, with an associate, Dr. Carl Page, he developed numerous artificially intelligent, semiautonomous robotic systems, for application work in aerospace, oceanic exploration, entertainment and the nuclear domain. Building the mobile robot that first entered the crippled Three-mile Island reactor, he quickly expanded these systems for work in bomb-squad operations, fire fighting and battlefield applications.

In 1985, he managed R&D operations and provided 'out of the box' technology for aiding in the manufacture processes of the B2 bomber stealth aircraft. While working with NASA, he developed the Mars Clock, to be used on robotic platforms roaming the Martian surface. Through most of the 90's, he was lecturing, developing Technology Curriculums, instructing at Universities and Fortune 500 Corporations and developing technology to aid in the modification and upgrades to Nuclear Power Plants in Spain, Taiwan and Japan. Mr. Hodges has also become a pioneer in the world of Automatic Identification Technology.

Past Shows:

Future Technologies

During the first three hours, scientist Jan Hodges discussed the latest developments in 'Star Trek' like technology that will allow humans to realize their full potential in various fields. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Technology Breakthroughs

Professor Jan Hodges shared his technological breakthroughs and research in such fields as individual tracking, the future of robotics, the first Mars colony, and many other subjects including nanotechnology. ... More »

Host: Art Bell

The Future Frontier

Blending the metaphysical and the scientific, frontier technologist and robotics expert, Jan Hodges, discussed an array of topics on Monday night. In regards to future technology, he said that in a half-century from now, people will be identified by their unique frequency signatures, which are like "individual radios." ... More »

Host: George Noory

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