Our recent work “Replacing the Office Intern: An Autonomous Coffee Run with a Mobile Manipulator” was featured in a recent IEEE Spectrum blog article “Why Teaching a Robot to Fetch a Cup of Coffee Matters” by Evan Ackerman. The article discusses the work Tony Pratkanis, Adam Leeper, and Ken Salisbury’s which was presented at the ICRA 2013 conference.
Reuben Brewer and Ken Salisbury have just completed the first offering of CS235: Applied Robot Design for Non-Robot-Designers, a course that teaches students how to design and build the mechanics of robots. Each of the nine student teams designed, constructed, and programmed their robot from scratch in three weeks. Five teams created chess-playing robots, and four teams created haptic devices that allow a user to feel real forces in a virtual world. See the project videos here!
The Salisbury Robotics Lab was recently featured as a panel in the new Science Walkway that has been installed in the Stanford School of Medicine. See the pictures below!