Maryland Robotics Center Director Nuno Martins (ECE/ISR), Professor S.K. Gupta (ME/ISR), and ISR-affiliated Professor Yiannis Aloimonos (CS/UMIACS) spoke at the ?Fostering Excellence in Robotics? workshop, part of the 2013 American Control Conference in Washington, D.C.
The free, five-hour workshop introduced high school students to modern research in robotics and its applications to various fields through presentations, videos and demonstrations of robots. It featured University of Maryland researchers, professors and student robotics clubs, as well as FIRST Robotics teams and robotics clubs from local high schools.
The workshop was sponsored by the Maryland Robotics Center and FIRST Robotics in Maryland. Martins, Betsy Mendelsohn, director of the Science, Technology and Society program within the university?s College Park Scholars program, William Duncan (FIRST Robotics) and Maryland Robotics Center Graduate Assistant Anagha Kohojkar organized the event.
More than 80 students and their parents attended and were given certificates of participation and access to the American Control Conference?s welcome reception.
Robots learn kitchen skills by watching YouTube videos
Robo Raven highlighted in children's magazine
Exaggerated gait allows limbless R2G2 robot to move quickly in confined spaces, rough terrain
UAE students, Northrop Grumman engineers tour robotics laboratories
New Robo Raven video highlights aerobatic moves
Robo Raven flies live on Fox 5 TV
Martins interviewed in story about robotics use in Maryland
Derek Paley leads 'Robots and Roaches' workshop
Maryland Robotics Center featured on live TV broadcast
Serban Sabau will be postdoctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania
June 20, 2013