On Saturday, April 19, 2014, RIVeR Lab participated in a very successful Robot Zoo at the Cambridge Science Fair. If you stopped by, we hope you enjoyed the robots!
RIVeR Lab will be presenting a paper at the Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XIII part of the SPIE Defense + Security Conference, held May 5-9, 2014 in Baltimore, MD.
Towards an Automated Checked Baggage Inspection System Augmented with Robots
Mathew DeDonato, Velin Dimitrov, Taskin Padir
A research team led by Prof. Taskin Padir and Velin Dimitrov has won the Kalenian Award, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s top prize recognizing commercialization potential for a given invention.
To read the full press release, visit http://www.wpi.edu/news/20134/2014kalenian.html
RIVeR Lab will be presenting a paper at the IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, Montana, held Mar 1-8, 2014. The paper will be available on IEEE Xplore soon after the conference.
A Comparative Study of Teleoperated and Autonomous Task Completion for Sample Return Rover Missions
Velin Dimitrov and Taskin Padir
Gallatin Room, 8:30am, Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014
Professor Padir participated in a DARPA Robotics Challenge working group meeting at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. The meeting explored ways to improve collaboration between the US and Japan in the DRC Finals.
Professor Padir gave a presentation at this year’s MassTLC Robotics Cluster Future of Robotics Summit. The presentation highlighted the DARPA Robotics Challenge, NASA’s Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge, smart wheelchairs and assistive robotics research.
Professor Padir participated in the SmartAmerica Challenge Workshop at the White House. The workshop was organized by the Presidential Innovation Fellows and was aimed at developing ideas for demonstrating interconnected cyber physical system testbeds. RIVeR Lab will contribute to two separate healthcare CPS testbeds with our smart wheelchair systems for assisted control and in-home mobile robots for fall-risk assessment.