Thursday, October 25, 2007

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)