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TEDxTelAvivSalon - Avi Barliya - How a Nano Country Lands a Nano Spaceship on the Moon

Avi Barliya holds a PhD in mathematics and computer science from the Weizmann Institute of science. For many years he studied the human motor system and gained expertise in how the brain perceives, plans and controls movement. After completing his PhD, Avi joined Primesense research group and brought his skills to use in the development of the kinect system.Nowadays, Avi is back in the Weizmann Institute conducting research in the motor control field. Furthermore, Avi is the Attitude & Orbit control systems group manager at SpaceIL -- an Israeli nonprofit organization competing for the Google Lunar X-prize with the goal of landing a spaceship on the moon by the year 2015.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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