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Join us for Café Scientifique

Interested in science? Want to learn more about the latest technology breakthroughs in normal English, minus the jargon? Then Café Scientifique Pittsburgh at Carnegie Science Center is the place to be!

Café Sci is THE place in Pittsburgh where anyone interested in science can get together at a scientific hub to discuss today's science issues with experts, and best of all... you can ask your own questions! After a brief talk by our monthly guest speaker, the evening is dedicated to a question-and-answer session. Plus, enjoy our pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase.


3/4/2017 to 3/3/2020

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., March 2

Presenter:

Darrin Bentivegna, PhD Darrin Bentivegna, PhD
Senior Robotics Engineer
Near Earth Autonomy

Café Sci: The Technology of Making Autonomous Flying Vehicles a Reality

Long thought of as pure science-fiction, autonomous flying vehicles are becoming a reality. But what innovative technologies are making this breakthrough possible? Discover why autonomy is essential and how it functions. Learn about LIDAR, 3D mapping, point clouds, localization, SLAM, obstacle detection, landing zone evaluation, and how they are powering the biggest leap forward since the industrial revolution. Watch real-world examples of how autonomous aerial vehicles are transforming inspection activities and creating the safe, efficient, and fast transportation and delivery systems of tomorrow.

Darrin Bentivegna, PhD, has dedicated his career to solving real-world problems with innovative robotic technologies. Darrin is proud to lead autonomous inspection at Near Earth Autonomy. His past experience includes extensive work with Disney R&D, Honda Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Seegrid, and the US Navy.

He received his PhD in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2004. He received the MS degree in Space Systems from Florida Institute of Technology in 1995 and a BS degree in Vocational Education from Valdosta State University in 1986. His past research includes methods that give robots the ability to learn movement skills and strategies from observing humans, provides them the ability to increase performance through practice and explores control methods that give robots human-like motion.

Darrin has an interest in many areas of humanoid, industrial, commercial, and entertainment robotics such as intelligent control, computer vision, and machine learning. He is also skilled in many areas of computer science such as 3D animation, creating interfaces, and programming embedded controllers.

About Near Earth Autonomy: Near Earth Autonomy opens in a new window is a Carnegie Mellon spin-off on a mission to make flight safe, efficient, and accessible. Near Earth develops comprehensive solutions that enable un-crewed aircraft to operate safely in all-weather conditions and in dynamic, unprepared environments. Near Earth bridges the gap between aerospace and robotics with complete systems that improve efficiency, performance, and safety for aircraft ranging from small drones to full-size helicopters. Near Earth’s technology was selected as a 2017 finalist for the Robert J. Collier Trophy, and won the 2018 Howard Hughes Award, which recognizes outstanding improvements in helicopter technology.  They are proudly headquartered in Pittsburgh’s East End and are actively expanding and hiring opens in a new window.


Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7–9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6–7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register opens in a new window so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

  • Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
  • Chips and cookies
  • Bottled Beverages
  • Beer and wine

Register here for Café Scientifique

8/6/2018 to 9/3/2019

Join us for Café Scientifique on Mon., Feb. 3

Presenter:

Zolt Levay Zolt Levay
Photographer, Hubble Space Telescope

Visualizing Hubble’s Colorful Universe

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been exploring the cosmos for nearly 30 years. In that time, it has revolutionized astronomy with numerous groundbreaking discoveries, but Hubble has also enabled us to reimagine our perception of the universe through a wealth of spectacular, dramatic views of space in unprecedented detail. On Sept. 2, join Zolt Levay, a photographer involved with several space missions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, as he describes some of the most powerful images in Hubble’s gallery and how science data can be translated into colorful pictures.

Zolt Levay has been pursuing astronomy and photography throughout his career. As far back as high school, he was observing the sky and taking photographs through a home-built telescope and processing photographs in a home darkroom. Levay earned a degree in astronomy and worked with several space science missions at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. For over 35 years, he was professionally involved with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope mission at the Space Telescope Science Institute. For most of that time, he was responsible for translating science data into images and graphics that illustrate Hubble’s discoveries for the public and balancing science content with aesthetics.

He produced some of the most remarkable, profound, and widely distributed Hubble images and has described this work in public talks, magazine articles, books, and documentaries. Levay has also pursued a wide range of photographic interests, exhibited in galleries, and won awards in photography competitions. Currently, he is working on personal photography projects including seeking out dark, clear skies to explore the relationships between landscapes, the night sky, and the cosmos.


Time: Doors open at 6 pm, and the program is 7–9 pm.
Location: Carnegie Science Center
Admission: FREE!
Parking: $5
Cash bar: Open from 6–7:30 pm

Although this event is free, we ask that you register opens in a new window so that we can prepare the room and have enough food available for purchase.

A la carte menu:

  • Pre-made deli sandwiches and salads
  • Chips and cookies
  • Bottled Beverages
  • Beer and wine

Register here for Café Scientifique

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