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Piaggio Fast Forward Chief Visionary Officer Jeffrey Schnapp hosts an interview series that brings you conversations with leading experts on the topics of mobility, autonomy, robotics and their impacts on society. It will explore the present and future of mobility with an emphasis on the human factor.

Piaggio Fast Forward Chief Visionary Officer Jeffrey Schnapp hosts an interview series that brings you conversations with leading experts on the topics of mobility, autonomy, robotics and their impacts on society. It will explore the present and future of mobility with an emphasis on the human factor.

Location:

United States

Description:

Piaggio Fast Forward Chief Visionary Officer Jeffrey Schnapp hosts an interview series that brings you conversations with leading experts on the topics of mobility, autonomy, robotics and their impacts on society. It will explore the present and future of mobility with an emphasis on the human factor.

Twitter:

@gitarobot

Language:

English

Contact:

8579972320


Episodes

Kyle Doerksen: Innovator, Founder and CEO of Onewheel.

8/28/2020
Kyle Doerksen is the inventor and chief engineer of Onewheel. With a background in mechanical and electrical engineering from Stanford University, he spent 8 years designing consumer and technical products at IDEO, a global design and innovation firm. In 2008, Kyle set out to build a new type of recreational vehicle for himself and Onewheel was born. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, he discusses the multilayered kind of identity question around the modalities that we use to move around...

Duration:00:45:54

Miguel Galluzzi: legendary industrial designer specializing in motorcycle design and head of PIaggio Group’s Advanced Design Center.

8/14/2020
Miguel Galluzzi is the head of Piaggio Group’s Advanced Design Center in Pasadena, CA, where he is responsible for the design of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Derbi and Gilera motorcycles, working in close coordination with the Piaggio Group Style Center as well as with Piaggio’s research and development centers in China, India, and Vietnam. On this episode of Mobility+, the PFF Podcast, Miguel and Jeffrey discuss design, passion for motorcycle riding, the many trends that shape travel around the...

Duration:00:46:16

Ben Shneiderman, distinguished professor, author and pioneer in human-computer interaction.

7/31/2020
Ben Shneiderman is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, where he is also the founding director of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory and a member of the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies as well as author or co-author of numerous influential books. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, Ben talks with Jeffrey about human-computer interaction, the balance between human and machine control and building machines that empower people -...

Duration:00:39:55

Tom Vanderbilt, author and consultant on design, technology, and culture.

7/17/2020
Tom Vanderbilt is a writer on design, technology, and culture, Tom has consulted for a variety of companies, from ad agencies to Fortune 500 corporations. He has also served as a visiting scholar at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management and as a research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, Tom talks with Jeffrey about the impact the pandemic is having on the mobility infrastructure of cities, the fate of mass transit,...

Duration:00:47:25

Daniela Rus, world-renowned researcher in the field of robotics, artificial intelligence, and data science.

7/3/2020
Daniela Rus is a former MacArthur Fellow and the Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, Daniela talks with Jeffrey about how her work is enabling a future in which smart machines are fully integrated into the fabric of life, supporting people as they perform a wide array of cognitive and physical tasks. She talks about her interest in the integration of robotics into everyday life and rethinking what a robot...

Duration:00:40:42

Craig Bida: Social Sector Innovation Strategist who uses human-centered design to develop new solutions and accelerate diffusion of innovation.

6/20/2020
Craig Bida is CEO/Founder of Think Design Disrupt, an impact-focused, brand-building and innovation consultancy; a Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and Adjunct Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at Babson College; recently helped to launch the FutureLab on Mobility, a collaboration between Babson College and the Toyota Mobility Foundation; and serves on the board of the Charles River Conservancy. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, Craig and Jeffrey discuss his passion for mobility as a...

Duration:00:41:30

Diana Nyad: Author, journalist, motivational speaker, long-distance swimmer. And co-founder of EverWalk, the biggest walking initiative in America.

6/5/2020
Diana Nyad is the author of four books including a memoir published by Knopf, sports correspondent and celebrated motivational speaker. Most of all, Diana is admired throughout the world for her legendary accomplishments as a long-distance swimmer including a 28-mile swim around the island of Manhattan carried out in 1975 at the age of 26; and, after four aborted tries, her 111 mile, 53 hour swim from Cuba to Florida completed on September 2, 2013 at the age of 64. Most recently, together...

Duration:00:50:03

Ben Green: Author, Research Fellow at the AI Now Institute at NYU.

5/22/2020
Ben Green is the author of The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2019). He is an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and a Research Fellow at the AI Now Institute at NYU. Ben studies the social and policy impacts of data science with a focus on algorithmic fairness, municipal governments, and the criminal justice system. In this episode of The PFF Podcast, Ben and Jeffrey discuss the...

Duration:00:38:28

Mitchell Weiss: Author, instructor, and COO.

5/8/2020
Mitchell Weiss has a long and distinguished career in the field of robotics with special attention to the field of manufacturing systems and mobile robots and is currently the COO of Piaggio Fast Forward. He is Co-author of Industrial Robotics: Technology, Programming and Applications (1986) and Instructor of automation and robotics courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania State University, and of engineering design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On this episode...

Duration:00:26:04

Kristian Kloeckl: Author and researcher-designer.

4/21/2020
Kristian Kloeckl's work weaves together data science, industrial design, and architecture. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, he discusses the implications of a shift from traditional planning-centered approaches to the design of cities to ones that embrace unplanned, dynamic, and emergent phenomena.

Duration:00:31:37

Sara Hendren: Artist, designer, writer, teacher.

4/7/2020
Sara Hendren is an artist, designer, and writer who teaches design for disability at Olin College of Engineering. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, Sara discusses some of the key arguments of her forthcoming book, What Can a Body Do? How We Meet the Built World, from the affordances of ordinary objects such as ramps to how disability opens up new perspectives on the design of cities and the built environment. Learn more about Sara’s book here:...

Duration:00:36:50

Shane O’Mara: Neuroscientist and author.

2/16/2020
Shane O’Mara is a noted neuroscientist and author who explores brain systems supporting learning, memory and cognition, and brain systems affected by stress and depression. On this episode of the PFF Podcast, Shane and Jeffrey delve into the cognitive, social, and cultural benefits of walking, walking's role in human evolution, and its fundamental association with mental processes from high level thinking to creativity.

Duration:00:40:58