Google Glass and Robotics Innovator Sebastian Thrun (STEM by Marne Ventura

By Marne Ventura

Have you wanted you may use know-how to enhance people's lives? Ever considering the fact that he used to be undefined, Sebastian Thrun desired to construct machines that helped people.

So a long way, Thrun has constructed robots that may be journey publications and nurses and will support shop miners trapped underground. In 2004, he gained a US division of safety contest by means of development a automobile which may force itself. on the grounds that then, the self-driving automobiles he constructed were proven on greater than 140,000 miles (225,308 kilometers) of highway with no fail! Thrun extra lately built a unfastened site for on-line schooling and labored on Google Glass, a working laptop or computer that may be worn like a couple of eyeglasses. yet how did he become involved in these kinds of cool initiatives? stick with his upward thrust from a working laptop or computer fanatic to robotics innovator!

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He also announces his work on a new self-driving car. org/the-innovators-who-are-rocking-theworld. id=356. html. html. 30 FURTHER INFORMATION BOOKS Brasch, Nicolas. Robots of the Future. New York: PowerKids Press, 2013. Learn how robots are already a part of everyday life and what the future might hold for robots and people. Chaffee, Joel. How to Build a Prize-Winning Robot. New York: Rosen, 2011. Want to create your own robot and beat the competition? Check out this book. Kaplan, Arie. The Awesome Inner Workings of Video Games.

Find out what’s inside your favorite games and gaming system and how it all works. gov/stereo-vision/en Read about how some robots are built to see like humans. edu/ocean-news/underwater-robots-exploreocean Learn how underwater robots are used to explore the oceans. id=356 Read more about the service robot Minerva. 31 INDEX National Museum of American History, 11 Stanford University, 16, 17, 24, 25 Norvig, Peter, 25 Stanley, 17 Nursebot, 12 Udacity, 26–27 code, 7 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 9, 15 University of Bonn, 8 computer science, 8, 9, 16 programs, 5, 7 Google Glass, 27–28 Rhino, 8–9, 10 US Department of Defense, 16 Google Street View, 18–19 self-driving cars, 5, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23 arcades, 7 artificial intelligence (AI), 8, 12, 17, 25 Carnegie Mellon University, 9, 10 Groundhog, 15 Minerva, 11, 15 Mojave Desert, 17 service robots, 10–15 University of Hildesheim, 8 video games, 7 virtual cars, 7 Volkswagen, 17 Solingen, Germany, 5 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Marne Ventura is a former elementary school teacher who writes educational material for children in kindergarten to sixth grade.

Every human being is made to learn. ” —Sebastian Thrun 28 TIMELINE 1967 1988 Thrun graduates from the University of Hildesheim in Germany with degrees in computer science, economics, and medicine. 2003 Thrun moves to California and teaches computer science at Stanford University. 2007 Thrun launches Google Street View. 2012 Thrun founds Udacity. He and a team of researchers begin developing Google Glass. Sebastian Thrun is born in Solingen, Germany, on May 14. 1995 Thrun moves to the United States.

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