Naval Officer, Military Pilot & Professor, Duke University
Mary “Missy” Cummings is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University, and is currently the director of the Humans and Autonomy Laboratory and Duke Robotics. Cummings also served as a naval officer and military pilot from 1988-1999, making her one of the United States Navy’s first female fighter pilots. Read More >
TEDMED: Can a "computer co-pilot" help anyone be a surgeon?
The Future of Robotic Farming
Humans vs Computers
Using AI is the Strength of the Future
In this talk, Dr. Cummings offers a look at how drones are being used today as well as how they will be used in the future, weighing in on how they will affect future supply chain, logistics, and transportation industries.
This presentation discusses where we are in terms of the state of automation and autonomy in our everyday lives, what the future likely holds, how to conceptualize the balance between humans and robots, and what this means in terms of future workforce and technology planning.
Dr. Cummings examines how robotic and automated technologies are transforming the work environment and what pitfalls leaders should be on the lookout for as they introduce these new technologies.