‘Dare to Dream:’ Somaya Faruqi, captain of the Afghan Dreamers FIRST robotics team, speaks at Mizzou Engineering
Girls with ideas and passion can change the world. That’s what the Afghan Dreamers FIRST robotics team proved when they became the first robotics team in Afghanistan. “We were the girls who dared to dream, to believe in ourselves,” said Somaya Faruqi, caption of the team. “Once we have belief, we can achieve everything that we want. Once we have belief, we will be unstoppable.”
Making ‘transport’ robots smarter
Researchers are working to speed up the online delivery process by developing a software model designed to make “transport” robots smarter.
Robotic dogs, battle bots, AI: MU Robotics Club offers something for everyone
Interested in learning how to operate Spot the robot or how autonomous vacuums navigate their environments? Curious about artificial intelligence? Just want to see some robots fight? No matter your major or skill level, there’s a place for you within MU Robotics.…
Engineers develop robot to automatically inspect heat exchangers
A Mizzou Engineering team is designing a robot that can automatically inspect heat exchangers, which are critical to generating electricity.
Teaching Spot new tricks
Students in the Autonomous Systems Lab at Mizzou Engineering are teaching Spot the robot some new tricks.
Student team devises way to control robotic arm using hand gestures
A Mizzou Engineering team has devised a way to control a robot just by moving your hands. What makes the work especially unique is that researchers only used one pair of electrodes on each of a person’s arms to send signals that moved a robotic arm, said Richard Byfield, a third-year PhD student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department.
Mizzou Engineer develops way for robots to navigate complex spaces
A Mizzou Engineer has developed a new way to help robots better navigate complicated environments.
Robotics Expert: Gen Z Will Usher in Era of Advanced Robots
Today’s robots are good at performing single tasks. You can buy an autonomous robot, for instance, to vacuum your house. A true single helper robot that can vacuum, cook and wash the dishes? That could be a while, but Dale Musser believes Generation Z will usher in the era of advanced robotics.
Robotics Expert: New Type of Computing Needed for AI Revolution
Robotics have come a long way since Gui DeSouza was defending his dissertation on automated systems for automotive production lines in the 1990s. But he believes it will take a new type of computing before we see the lifelike robots made popular in science fiction.
Students Now Putting Spot the Robot to Work
Watch as sophomore Stephen Bowen explains the programming used to code Spot (Video courtesy of Kristofferson Culmer) It’s not quite dancing in viral videos just yet, but Mizzou Engineering’s Spot is getting a little smarter each day, thanks to an inaugural group of student programmers. Spot is an agile mobile robot from Boston Dynamics perhaps…