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CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute
Montreal’s ÉTS Focuses on Real-World Robotics
RobotsLAB Makes STEM Education More Engaging


Latest People & Profiles News
Australian Efforts to Hone Robotic Vision Get Government Support
The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision is working to improve machine vision for tasks such as fruit picking and environmental monitoring. (March 25, 2015)

Robotics Research at the Colorado School of Mines Ranges Far and Wide
Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines have developed robots for refinery inspection, as well as rehabilitation and laparoscopic surgery. (March 18, 2015)

CMU Names Martial Hebert Director of Robotics Institute
Martial Hebert, a leading researcher in computer vision and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University since 1984, will become director of the university’s Robotics Institute. Hebert succeeds Matthew Mason, head of the institute for the last decade, who will return his focus to teaching and to his research on robotic manipulation. (November 06, 2014)

Montreal’s ÉTS Focuses on Real-World Robotics
Montréal's L'École de Technologie Supérieure, one of the largest engineering school's in Canada, is helping to pioneer the world of precision robotics. We go inside the school's Control and Robotics Laboratory to find the secret to success. (October 01, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Mark Tilden, Inventor of BEAM Robotics
Mark Tilden, the father of BEAM robotics, discuss the several decade evolution of his Biomech technologies. (September 12, 2014)

Seegrid Names Jim Rock CEO
Jim Rock, former president of Vocollect Healthcare by Honeywell, has been named CEO of Seegrid. The move may enhance stability at Seegrid, which has been referred to in two recent and still-pending lawsuits. (September 12, 2014)

RobotsLAB Makes STEM Education More Engaging
RobotsLAB STEM-BOT 3D teaches students how to 3D print a robot, assemble it, and use the finished robot to solve problems based around mathematics and physics. (August 12, 2014)

How WPI is Shaping the Future of Robotics
Although long overshadowed by its Bay State rival MIT, Worcester Polytechnic Institute continues to make important contributions to the advancement of robotics education and innovation. (July 15, 2014)

Carnegie Mellon: The World’s Premier Robotics Institute?
The Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute has transformed Pittsburgh into a hub for robotics research. (June 06, 2014)

Clearpath Robotics Names Anthony Tod VP of Engineering
Clearpath Robotics has named Anthony Tod VP of engineering. Tod will oversee the company’s hardware and software groups and support Clearpath’s continued expansion. (May 20, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Modular Robotics offers hands-on robotic construction kits for kids. Learn how Modular grew from a PhD research project into the Boulder, Colo.-based company it is today. (April 09, 2014)

How Honeybee’s Unexpected Meeting with NASA Changed Everything
Honeybee Robotics has done more than 90 projects for NASA. But the Manhattan-based RBR50 company never planned on being a key part of the United States' space endeavors. (April 02, 2014)

The Essential Interview: iRobot’s Paolo Pirjanian
Paolo Pirjanian, a life in robotics. (March 19, 2014)

Could a Robot’s AI Algorithm Be Racist or Ageist?
Companies investing in co-worker robots should beware of labor laws (March 17, 2014)

RBR Insights
Otherlab: Developing Low-Cost, Inflatable Robots
San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Otherlab is developing robots with textile-based, inflatable actuators that contract upon inflation into specially-designed shapes to effect motion. Since these robots are built out of lightweight fabric-and-air structural members and powered via pneumatics or hydraulics, they exhibit large strength-to-weight ratios. (March 17, 2014)



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