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We’re 3 roboticists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, here to answer questions about programming as part of the #HourOfCode and Computer Science Education Week. Ask us anything!
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Hi! We’re a trio of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory , home to people who invent brain-controlled robots, the World Wide Web, and a real version of that recipe-suggesting AI from “Silicon Valley”.   Given that it’s Computer Science Education Week and that so many students are participating in the “Hour of Code”, we thought it’d be fun to chat with you guys and share more about what we do and what it’s like to be at MIT CSAIL. Feel free to ask us questions about (almost) anything, including but not limited to:   Why computer science is amazing How we got into programming What we think about all day   We’ll be online starting at 3pm EST!   Here’s a bit about each of us with relevant links, etc.:   Tao Du Attended undergrad at Tsinghua University. Researches computer graphics, robotics, and fabrication. Wrote software to test customizable drones. Plays soccer every week whenever time and weather permits.   Alyssa Pierson Postdoc at MIT PHD from Boston University, undergrad at Harvey Mudd College Researches coordination and control of multi-robot systems Avid scuba diver   Andrew Spielberg Attended undergrad at Cornell University Researches improving the fabrication of robots and 3D-printable robots Interned at Disney Has a cat   Ask away!   Requisite disclaimer: we are by no means speaking for MIT or CSAIL in any official capacity!