Members of Stanford Student Robotics’ Extreme Mobility team presented Stanford Doggo earlier this month at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Stanford Doggo holds the record among all robots for vertical jumping agility, which is how fast and high the robot can jump.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, spoke at Stanford’s Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday on the intersection of sports, race, religion and politics.
The Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) office is pursuing plans to add 12 more full-time advisors to its staff, and considering assigning students a single academic advisor with whom they remain throughout their academic career. UAR is also considering modifications to the Stanford Newcomer Guide (SNG) program.
Meredith Monk, an artist and composer, and members of the Vocal Ensemble will perform Monk’s new work “Cellular Songs,” this upcoming Saturday at Bing Concert Hall as part of Stanford Live, the university’s performing arts producer. The piece combines images, movement, film and music and was inspired by Monk’s fascination with the cell as a source of life.
Designed as a cross-cultural comparative course, CHINA 70N: “Animal Planet and the Romance of the Species,” was offered the winter quarter of 2019.
On Tuesday, Eric Chu, who plans to run for president of Taiwan in the 2020 general election, visited Stanford University and emphasized the importance of giving more power to Taiwan’s future economy.
At the full-day collaborative workshop “AI, Humanities, & the Arts,” speakers stressed artificial intelligence’s potential to supplement human capabilities rather than replace them.
Stanford’s Digital Humanities minor aims to integrate research into academics by offering undergraduates the opportunity to apply computational and digital tools to their pursuits in the humanities.