Because of inhospitable living conditions in outer space, some of the galaxy’s next explorers will be robots. To ascertain the caliber of the world’s robotics experts, the Centennial Challenges Program at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) teamed with the Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, for the Space Robotics Challenge. A team led by Byung-Cheol “B.C.” Min, associate professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer and Information Technology, is a finalist in NASA’s robotics challenge.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Richard Voyles and his research colleagues are developing pill-sized robots with artificial intelligence to help dairy farmers monitor the health of their herds.
Experts from across campus tackle questions on machine learning, communication, robotics, morality, human-AI interaction and much more on two dynamic discussion panels. (Panel 1 at 4:00 pm, Panel 2 at 5:30 pm.)
Xiumin Diao is helping robots recognize and predict human actions. His research could lead to improvements in technology used for physical therapy and other medical applications.
A new automatic T-valve system for firefighting robots could make firefighters’ jobs less dangerous and save public lives, according to Eric Dietz.
The Anderson Trustees Youth Center BoilerBots robotics team advanced to the state finals in Evansville and are raising money to pay for the gas and other expenses of getting there.
Robots have roles in the community, and it‘s important to consider those roles during political discussions, according to Richard Voyles.
An accident at a nuclear power plant inspired what became decades of research into robotics by Richard Voyles, professor of electrical engineering technology and head of the Collaborative Robotics Lab.
A popular animated television series in Japan which featured twin brothers who play high school baseball inspired Lin Zhang's research into how robots perceive human motion.
Richard Voyles, associate dean for research and professor of electrical engineering technology, attended the annual IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in Chicago in September.
He was joined by his graduate students from the Collaborative Robotics Lab (CRL). Ph.D. student Yanzhe Cui presented his paper titled, "ReFrESH: A Self-Adaptation Framework to Support Fault Tolerance in Field Mobile Robots."