Presenter: Hunter Lloyd

Date: Monday, Oct. 17th

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn

Wonderlust members are cordially invited to become acquainted with Looney, Professor Hunter Lloyd’s delightful award-winning robot. Computer scientist Lloyd uses his background as an inventor and comedian (he once toured with Jerry Seinfeld and Tim Allen) to entertain and teach his audiences about robots, gadgets, and science. Lloyd dispels the stereotypes and intimidation that often surround computer science. He shows that computer science is all about possibilities and FUN.

Presenter Bio: Hunter Lloyd teaches Robotics at MSU. In 2010, he and his students outperformed Carnegie Melon and Harvard to capture the NASA Robotics Championship. In 2012, Lloyd and his robot Looney attended the Robot Olympic Games in San Francisco, California where Looney took home the most medals won by any one robot. From a field of over 500 robots from around the world, Looney was the Michael Phelps of the Robot Games. Lloyd is also a robotics entrepreneur, founding a company in 2005 that helped develop the RangeWatcher and WatchKeeper technologies for the Predator Unmanned Aircraft Group.

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