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Professor Allen to speak on “Robot Revolution?” Wednesday at High Noon

Fall 2015 High Noon Schedule

Some experts believe that highly developed robotic devices can be a positive addition to our lives.  Others suggest that intelligent machines could be an imminent threat to humanity.

Dr. Tom Allen

Dr. Tom Allen

Either way, robots that can perform human tasks are only going to become more ubiquitous as we move further into the 21st century.

Furman University computer science professor Tom Allen will talk about where robotics is today and what we can reasonably expect in the near future when he speaks at the university’s High Noon fall lecture series Wednesday, Oct. 14 at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.

The lecture, “Robot Revolution?” is free and open to the public.

Dr. Allen is the Daniel Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at Furman, and he has been a member of the faculty since 1987.  He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Memphis State University, a M.S. from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

Allen’s talk is the third of seven consecutive lectures presented by Furman professors during the fall. All lectures are free and begin at noon on Wednesdays.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

Last updated October 1, 2015
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