#306: Microlocation, with David Mindell

On this episode, Abate interviews David Mindell, co-founder of Humatics. David discusses a system they developed that may detect the placement of a particular monitoring gadget all the way down to a centimeter degree accuracy. They’re at present growing a tool to detect location all the way down to a millimeter degree accuracy. This solves a the core drawback of localization for robots. David discusses the know-how behind these merchandise and their functions.

David Mindell


David co-founded Humatics with a mission to revolutionize how individuals and machines find, navigate and collaborate. He’s a professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, in addition to the Dibner Professor of the Historical past of Engineering and Manufacturing, and Chair of the MIT Activity Pressure on the Work of the Future. He has participated in additional than 25 oceanographic expeditions and is an inventor on eight patents in autonomous helicopters, AI-assisted piloting, and RF navigation. He’s the writer of 5 books, together with Our Robots, Ourselves:Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy (2015) and Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight (2008). David has undergraduate levels from Yale and a Ph.D. from MIT.

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