Hod Lipson, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and information science, demonstrates a number of experiments in self-reflecting robotic systems. Lipson argues that reflective processes are essential in achieving meta-cognitive capacities and, ultimately, self-awareness.

His lecture was in support of the 2010 New Student Reading Project selection, Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," which served as the basis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film "Blade Runner."

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