Robotics expert Hod Lipson to guest on next Guild 21 call

Robotics expert Hod Lipson will serve as the guest on the next Guild 21 Conference Call.

By CRM Staff

Newport Beach, California — May 9, 2017 — The next Guild 21 Conference Call has a topic that’s sure to be provocative, as the special guest presenter seeks to answer the question “Autonomous Vehicles: Will We Need Bodyshops?”

The special guest for the call is Hod Lipson, Professor of Engineering and Data Science at New York’s Columbia University. The call is scheduled to take place May 11 at 2 p.m. EST. You can register here.

There’s no question that Lipson is qualified on the topic. In addition to serving on the faculty of a prestigious university, he’s also the co-author of the book Driverless: Intelligent Cars and the Road Ahead, which has been translated into seven languages.

Prior to joining the faculty at Columbia, Lipson spent 14 years as a professor at Cornell University. He specializes in robotics and directs Columbia’s Creative Machines Lab, a research facility that seeks to build robotic systems that go beyond the expected, such as self-replication.

In addition to his academic work, Lipson has co-founded four companies and is a frequent keynote speaker at both industry and academic events. His TED talk on self-replicating and self-aware machines is one of the most viewed presentations on AI and robotics. You can check it out in the player below.

Registration for the Guild 21 Conference Call is open to all members of the collision repair industry and automotive claims economy. You can register for the next call at this link.

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