I am a dog lover. My earliest impression on robotics comes from Sony’s Aibo dog. Later, I became a fan of Boston Dynamics’ Spot. Like it has only existed in many people’s imagination of the human future that one day we could have our own robot servers at home to help with doing all the boring labors: Robotics had been a word that’s so cool and quite distant from my life.

sources: aibo (left), spot (middle), roomba (right)

The first time I learned the ‘not so cool’ side of robotics is when I read a literature on path integration (simply put, how to locate oneself during movement)…

You (Lilian) Cheng

A psychology, neuroscience, and geography researcher

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