Tuesday 29 April 2008 23:05 Age: 6 yrs
Robotics Lab Showcases at Annual Student Research Symposium
Four graduate students showcases posters at UMass Lowell's Annual Student Research Symposium. Mark Micire and Munjal Desai, doctoral students, presented the results of experiments conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last August. The experiments tested a new multi-touch implementation of a remote robot interface and also an architecture of human-robot trust. Erin Rapacki, a mechanical engineering masters student, presented her concepts for a low cost robotic arm used to open door knobs and handles. She also displayed a prototype laser joystick, which the person will use to select the door knob. Kate Tsui, a doctoral student, presented a newly developed interface for a commercially available wheelchair mounted robotic arm. She also presented the results of an eight week evaluation completed with eight participants from Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center.
Additionally, Holly Yanco, Fred Martin, and Hyun Ju Kim (the creators of Artbotics) gave the keynote speech on how robotics and art "unite north and south" campuses.