Nick's Open Road
I Used To Break Things Apart (0:51)
Nexie the MDS Robot (0:48)
Specializaition in Robotics (0:47)
How Do You Know You Love Something? (0:30)
Artificial Intelligence Emotions (1:10)
Secret Lives (1:30)
Public Television: Season 9
MIT Personal Robots Group
artificial intelligence, building, clocks, communication, computer science, computers, faith, gaming, hope, interaction, losing yourself, MIT, open mind, personal interactions, professional, robots, suppression, video games
- His love for computers and programming started with video games.
- First, he'd hack his computer to get the most out of his games.
- From there, he started physically taking clocks and computers apart and rebuilding them.
- He originally had a computer science degree that focused on special effects, but for his master's, he chose a specialization in robotics.
- Now, as he's pursuing his Ph.D., he's part of MIT's Personal Robots Group, that focuses on human/robot interaction.
- Time magazine named his lab's creation-Nexi, a robot that can display human emotion-one of the best inventions of 2008.
- Says you know you love something if you're still thinking about it in the shower.
- Says, unfortunately, part of becoming a professional means building a professional persona, but you can maintain your identity in outlets outside of work.