Unleashing Your Inner Maker

Daniela Rus

In a world so changed by computers that help us with computational work, what might it look like with robots that could help us with physical work? Daniela Rus, Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT, shares how making and using robots is a task currently reserved for the expert few because it requires knowledge that most people don’t have. To change this, we must advance the science of autonomy, engineer tools for people to make things, and educate students, simultaneously in computational thinking and computational making from an early age.

Daniela Rus

Daniela Rus is the Andrew (1956) and Erna Viterbi Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. Rus' research interests are in robotics, artificial intelligence, and data science.
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