SETICon Technical Symposium
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25 - 27 April 2003, Trenton NJ
Celebrating Ten Years of Privatized SETI
Opening the SETICon03 Technical Symposium on Friday, 25 April 2003 will be British physicist and engineer Dr. Alex Ellery, with his talk titled "A Critique of SETI Science." Ellery's main field of specialization is space robotics, in which he earned his Ph.D. He is also a graduate of the International Space University summer program. His interests include artificial intelligence, astrobiology, evolution, SETI, and self-replicating probes. He is a senior lecturer in Astronautics and Space Engineering at Kingston University in London, UK. The main thrust of his research there is the development of rover/mole mission platforms for astrobiology research on Mars. His work combines his interests in space robotics and astrobiology. He is the author of An Introduction to Space Robotics, a textbook for graduate students. Now he is writing a book on von Neumann probes, called The Tenth Avatar.