Lydia Kavraki: How can the robot know how to move through the ever-changing human world?
By JR Minkel
Posted 10.14.2002 at 5:55 pm 0 Comments
LYDIA KAVRAKI Computer Science, Rice University
Lydia Kavraki credits her parents with instilling in her a desire to understand how the world works when she was still a schoolgirl on the Greek isle of Crete. They didn't want her to think only mechanically, however; they also taught her that "technology should serve humans, and in the best possible way."
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