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Education & Research Resource Center
How WPI is Shaping the Future of Robotics
As WPI's robotics reputation rises, it has become increasingly attractive to highly qualified educators and researchers. Read more.
WPI surgical robot uses piezoelectric motors to operate in the high magnetic field of an MRI machine. View WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images


Education & Research News
How WPI is Shaping the Future of Robotics
As WPI's robotics reputation rises, it has become increasingly attractive to highly qualified educators and researchers.

BirdBrain Hatches Successful Kickstarter Campaign for Hummingbird Duo Robotics Kit
The Pittsburgh-based robotics startup raised more than $42,000 and will ship the Hummingbird Duo in December 2014.

Market Need Plus Thoughtful Design Plus Founder Credibility Equal Success in Educational Robotics
It's a mini empire built on wooden blocks -- literally. KinderLabs, barely a year old, has already received orders for hundreds of copies of its robotic building kit.

WPI Surgical Robot Guided by MRI Images
WPI surgical robot uses piezoelectric motors to operate in the high magnetic field of an MRI machine.

Clearpath Robotics: Success Through Custom Integration
Inside look at how Clearpath Robotics helps clients customize robotics platforms to meet their needs.

Carnegie Mellon: The World’s Premier Robotics Institute?
We go inside the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute to see what makes it a pacesetter in robotics research and education.

WPI’s IrisHand Nabs First Place & $10K at Cornell Cup
“Enabling prosthetic hands that intelligently provide grasp assistance is transformative.”

Clearpath Robotics Names Anthony Tod VP of Engineering
Tod previously held leadership positions at Blackberry.

The Quiet Giant of Asian Robotics: Korea
Racking up an average annual growth rate of 21 percent...and climbing!

BirdBrain Hummingbird Duo Robot Kit Launching on Kickstarter
Hummingbird Duo robotics kit will enable students to learn STEM through integration with robots.

In-Depth Analysis
Modular Robotics: A Scrappy Approach to Educational Robots
Learn how Modular Robotics leverages the plummeting cost of chips and sensors, crowdfunding campaigns, and a growing base of tech-savvy consumers.

PetriJet Compact Lab Automation Robot Ready to Market
Diminutive lab automation robot PetriJet handles 100 petri dishes an hour. Early adopters are expected to come from the biotechnology and food processing industries.

Do Surgical Robots Need a Second Opinion?
Could a little preventive care save robotic surgery from unnecessary legal scrutiny?

Is Robotic Milking a Viable Option for Farmers?
Researchers expect 20% of cows in Europe to be milked by robots in 2020, but high costs and lower-quality milk remain challenges.

RobotsLAB Makes STEM Education More Engaging
RobotsLAB uses drones, rovers and other robots manufactured both by itself and other companies as teaching tools to engage students in STEM education.



Special Focus: Robots and the Law

Special Focus: 3D Printing
3D Printing

The new reality of customizable, one-off production:
Additive Manufacturing (AM). Where it’s going, why and what’s
driving its emergence.


Intel’s Jimmy the Robot: “Like a Smartphone with Legs”

3D Systems vs. Stratasys: Will Industrial Sector Decide?

3D-Printed Construction Tech Reaching Critical Mass
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