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Rosie the Robot, Laboratory Automation and the Second World War

November 15, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 207
Posted InCollege of Science and Mathematics

Kevin Olsen (Montclair State University) describes how robotics and automation were utilized by scientists during World War II because of a shortage of skilled labor especially in the field of chemistry. Because of the war effort, the use and development of automated devices was considered essential to national security.