Former NASA Astronaut and veteran Dan Barry as opening speaker of TFOHT 2017
Who else can see global challenges better than an expert who has actually been in space? We are proud to announce that former NASA Astronaut and veteran Dan Barry is opening speaker of The Future of High Tech 2017, on September 26 in Twente. Dan Barry is former NASA astronaut, founding faculty member for Singularity University and started his own company, Denbar Robotics. Dan will take us to the moon and back and discuss the impact of the robotics revolution, artificial intelligence and the element of trust.
Biography Dan Barry
Dr. Dan Barry is a former NASA astronaut and a veteran of three space flights, four spacewalks and two trips to the International Space Station. He retired from NASA in 2005 and started his own company, Denbar Robotics that creates robotic assistants for home and commercial use, concentrating on assistive devices for people with disabilities.
Dan has received numerous honors. A few of them are the following: 2000 and 2002 NASA Exceptional Service Medals, 2001 Top 10 in the world career spacewalk hours, 100 Most Notable Princeton Graduate School Alumni of the 20th Century, Harvard Medical School Paul J. Corcoran Award and honorary doctoral degrees from Beloit College and St. Louis University.
Dan’s educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1975; a master of engineering degree and a master of arts degree in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton University in 1977; a doctorate in electrical engineering/computer science from Princeton University in 1980; and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Miami in 1982. He has seven patents, over 50 articles in scientific journals and has served on two scientific journal editorial boards. He has film and television experience as well, including roles in two documentary films and as a cast member in season 12 of CBS Survivor. He is a founding faculty member for Singularity University, where he co-chaired the AI & Robotics.
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