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.
Shimon Robot and Friends: Musical Robots and Cyborgs from Room 100
Building off ideas and collaborating equally, the robot marimba player listens to bandmates live to present original compositions influenced by jazz and hip-hop.
Byung-Cheol Min, assistant professor of computer and information technology, will present "Advancing Robotics Technology for Search-and-Rescue Operations and Assistive Robotics for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired."
Sylvain Martel will present "Fighting Cancer Using Swarms of Nanorobots" during this Robotics Seminar sponsored by the Robotics Accelerator.
Pieter Abbeel will present "Machine Learning and Optimization for Robotics" as part of the Robotics Accelerator's bi-weekly Robotics Seminar series.
Refreshments and socializing begin at 3:00; Abbeel's presentation will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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."
When professor Eric Matson teaches his robotics class, he asks his students a simple question on the first day. Would you consider marrying a robot?
by Mark Carnes, clinical assistant professor
An all-woman team from Purdue won the third annual Stryker Engineering Challenge Sept. 27-28 at Stryker Medical in Portage, Mich.
Team members were Bakytgul Khaday, Gwenlynn Schroeder, Sarah Small and Rachel Lindsay. Khaday and Schroeder are electrical engineering technology majors, and Small and Lindsay are mechanical engineering majors.