- Adam Goss, Principal UX Designer at iRobot
- Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 6:30pm
- at iRobot in the Spirit & Opportunity Room at iRobot Headquarters, 8 Crosby Dr, Bedford MA
- Please register. It helps us and our hosts plan.
Robots do amazing things on their own. In most cases, this is where their capabilities shine. They:
- Clean floors in the home
- Handle hazardous materials in industry
- Locate mines on the battlefield
- Monitor environs autonomously and remotely
But what about when users interact with robots to accomplish a goal? Apps that allow remote control of complex robots require unique considerations around control and feedback.
Adam Goss will share his learnings from a multi-year effort to normalize the user experience across the entire line of Defense & Security products. He will discuss the challenges involved in designing for different types of feedback loops in robotics (open loops, closed loops, and latency). He will also discuss controlling Defense & Security robots (PackBot et al) with the iRobot uPoint Multi-robot Controller system.
This will be followed by:
- A Q&A session
- Hands-on demonstrations of robotic products
- for the home (Roomba)
- defense & security (FirstLook, PackBot, SUGV)
- remote presence (Ava 500)
- Visits to the iRobot museum, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.
Adam Goss is a Principal User Experience Designer at iRobot. His background includes designing contextual workflows, and training Fortune 500 clients in contextual design. He has worked as a web developer and web designer. He studied Marketing, Information Design, and Corporate Communication at Bentley University, 2000 – 2004.
- 6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
- 7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
- 8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!
Thank you to our generous sponsors. If you’re interested in sponsoring BostonCHI, please let us know.
iRobot is hosting us and providing pizza.
Vitamin T is sponsoring dessert.
Getting to the event
We’ll be iRobot in the Spirit & Opportunity Room at iRobot Headquarters, 8 Crosby Dr, Bedford MA
- On Route 128/I95, take exit 32A toward Lowell and merge onto Route 3 North
- Take exit 26 for Route 62 toward Burlington/Bedford, stay in the middle lane.(0.05 miles)
- At the light, go straight across Route 62.(0.3 miles)
- At the crest of the hill, turn left on Crosby Road. We’re the last building on your right.