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Tonight: Robots as benign workmates

Talk at 6 p.m. at SRI headquarters in Menlo Park

With robots vacuuming rugs at home, competing in feats of dexterity in high schools, and helping surgeons in heart and prostate operations, views of robots as demon machines are misplaced, says SRI International engineer and robotics scholar Rich Mahoney. Mr. Mahoney will give a talk on the state of robotics at the September Cafe Scientifique at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at SRI International headquarters, Middlefield Road and Ringwood Avenue in Menlo Park.

Mr. Mahoney's talk, "Robots and the Democratization of Quality," will sketch SRI's activities in developing tele-manipulation robotics as well as a view of how robots are likely to evolve and "enable broad access to high quality in everyday services," according to a Cafe announcement.

Go to cafescisv.org for directions, information on parking, and other details.

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