Bridging the Gap: Robotics in Industry and Academia with Daniela Rus and Clara Vu

Bridging the Gap: Robotics in Industry and Academia with Daniela Rus and Clara Vu

11.2.20

Women in Robotics Boston Vecna Robotics

Women in Robotics Boston is hosting the event “Bridging the Gap: Robotics in Industry and Academia” with guests Daniela Rus and Clara Vu on November 12, at 7PM ET. The event will be a scintillating discussion on managing the crossroads of academic research vs. industry expectations in the field of robotics and automation.

Guests Daniela Rus and Clara Vu are two female pioneers in the field of robotics. Rus is an MIT Professor, Director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Vu is the Co-Founder and CTO of Veo Robotics.

The discussion will include the following topics:

  • Ideologies and challenges of a successful robotics startup/research lab
  • Managing practicality in research
  • Robotics and AI technologies that can potentially grow into industrial/commercial products
  • Major differences in expectations of research and industry on distributed robotics and autonomous mobile robots
  • Next big milestones in automation

Register for the event here.


Women in Robotics Boston is a professional network for women who are working or aspire to work in robotics. The community includes (but is not limited to) students, educators, promoters, and professionals in the field. The group focuses on topics ranging from skills required for different robotics jobs to ensuring equal opportunity for women in robotics. Anyone, from any professional background who supports the cause, is welcome to the group.

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Boston Group Organizers: Dharini Dutia and Sanjuksha Nirgude