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Institute for Experiential Robotics News

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Oct 21, 2019

To Build a Better Drone, Look to the Bat

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani is designing drones to mimic the complex movements and energy efficiency of bats.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 20, 2019

Improving the Capabilities of Humanoid Robots in Nuclear Facilities

ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir, in collaboration with Holly Yanco from University of Massachusetts Lowell, was awarded a $400K NSF grant for the “Cooperative Control of Humanoid Robots for Remote Operations in Nuclear Environments”

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Sep 09, 2019

Coordinating Object Handovers Between Robots and Humans

Bouve Professor Eugene Tunik (PI) on the project, ECE Professor Deniz Erdogmus, Associate Professor Taskin Padir and Bouve Associate Research Scientist Mathew Yarossi were award a $760K NSF grant for the “Coordination of Dyadic Object Handover for Human-Robot Interactions”.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Aug 26, 2019

Padir Appointed an Editor for IEEE ICRA Robotics Research Conference

ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir has been appointed an Editor for the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation for a three-year term. ICRA 2020 is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s flagship conference and the premier international forum for robotics researchers to present and discuss their work. Established in 1984 and held annually, the […]

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Aug 06, 2019

Padir to Lead $2.5M NSF Grant to Develop Collaborative Robots to Impact the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

ECE Associate Professor Taskin Padir to lead a $2.5M NSF grant with Kemi Jona (CPS Assistant Vice Chancellor), Alicia Modestino (CSSH Associate Professor), Kristian Kloeckl (CAMD Associate Professor), and John Basl (CSSH Associate Professor) to create “Co-worker Robots to Impact Seafood Processing (CRISP): Designs, Tools and Methods for Enhanced Worker Experience”.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Apr 09, 2019

Northeastern Opens State-of-the-Art Radio-Silient Drone Facility

Northeastern University is collaborating with Hanscom Air Force Base on a $2.8M grant on a first-of-its-kind radio-silent drone testing facilty at Innovation Campus in Burlington.

Jan 22, 2019

Developing Robots That Don’t Fall

ECE Assistant Professor Alireza Ramezani is working on designing robots that can not only walk but fly to someday explore distant planets.

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Sep 25, 2018

Creating Robots for Safer Human Interactions

MIE Assistant Professor John Whitney and Khoury/MIE Affiliated Faculty Robert Platt were awarded $750K NSF grant for creating “A New Robotic Arm for Contact-Rich Manipulation”. Abstract Source: NSF People with disabilities, the infirm, and the elderly would benefit from capable service robots in the home that could assist with daily living tasks. Robots with arms […]

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering