Senator Markey and Congressman McGovern visited WPI to discuss First Responder Safety Technologies and Robotics R&D, including robots that can respond to major disasters. The group stopped by to see a demonstration of WARNER and learn about his potential use in hazardous environments.
Interested in joining the team? We will be having an open house for any WPI graduate student tomorrow (8/27/14) from 1-3PM in WB108. Please stop by if you are interested in learning more about the team. Please also review the graduate student requirements here.
Max Aguilera-Hellweg, an award-winning photographer and filmmaker stopped by to learn about Warner and take some photos. He is producing a documentary for European public access channel ARTE TV (Association Relative à la Télévision Européenne) about androids and humanoids and the “evolving question, what does it mean to be human?” The film will explore different aspects of human ability and behavior being studied and developed in robots.
Computerworld - WORCESTER, Mass. — Slightly less than a year away from the DARPA robotics challenge finals, roboticists at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are already working more than 50 hours a week on the robot they hope will not only win the challenge but one day act as a search and rescue worker.