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The Future of Robotics: A Briefing on Robotics Research in New England

On Thursday, October 25, 2007, MassTLC convened New England’s leading robotic research institutions for a look at the future of robotics and technology transfer opportunities. Participants included:

– Sean Andersson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
– Joseph Ayers, Ph.D., Department of Biology and Marine Science Center, Northeastern University
– David Barrett, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Design and Director of the Capstone Project Program, Olin College
– Abigail A Barrow, Ph.D., Director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center, UMass
– Michael Gennert, Sc.D., Department Head, Computer Science Department, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
– Rod Grupen, Ph.D., Professor, Computer Science Department; Director, Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics, UMass Amherst
– Chad Jenkins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University
– Cory Kidd, Human-Robot Interaction, Personal Robots Group, MIT Media Lab
– Jordan Pollack, Ph.D., Director, Dynamical & Evolutionary Machine Organization Lab, Brandeis University
– Jason Rife, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
– Nick Roy, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
– Barry Trimmer, Ph.D., Director, Tufts Biomimetic Devices Laboratory
– Holly A. Yanco, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell)


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