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Peter Haas is the Associate Director of the Brown University Humanity Centered Robotics Initiative where he helps in research on AR, VR and MR interfaces for robots, MR shared mental models with robots, social robotics for the elderly, UAV autonomy, Moral norms in AI. He is an entrant in the Avatar X-prize to develop VR controlled Avatars.
He was the Co-Founder and COO of XactSense, a UAV manufacturer working on LIDAR mapping. Prior to XactSense, Peter founded AIDG – a small hardware enterprise accelerator in Haiti and Guatemala. AIDG did design for extreme affordability work and provided seed funding to local entrepreneurs.
Peter received both TED and Echoing Green fellowships. He has been a speaker at TED Global, The World Bank, Harvard University and other venues. He holds a Philosophy B.A. from Yale.
This episode of "A Conversation with..." was produced by Renée Yaworsky and Dennis Tardan