Daniel H. Wilson earned a Ph.D. from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, where he has also received Masters Degrees in robotics and data mining. He has worked in top research laboratories, including Microsoft Research, the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), and Intel Research Seattle. Daniel currently lives in a fully wired smart house. He is the author of How to Survive a Robot Uprising and Where's My Jetpack? as well as a contributing editor to Popular Mechanics magazine.
Roboticist Daniel H. Wilson returned to the program to talk about the current state of robotics and how robots could be used to battle zombies, invading aliens, werewolves, and ninjas. He detailed the latest evolution in robots that are in the marketplace today, like the Roomba vacuum and automated lawnmowers. According to Wilson, one of the keys to advancements in these "consumer... More »