The submission deadline for the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2014 is Feb. 5, 2014. This is an especially exciting conference to submit to because it is being held in Chicago, and NxR Prof. Kevin Lynch is acting as the General Chair of the conference. Additionally, professors Brenna Argall and Todd Murphey are on the local planning committee.
This is the annual holiday party for all members of the NxR lab. Be sure to sign up for beverage requests on the email Alex sent out.
NxR Prof. Brenna Argall is hosting an EECS seminar that may be of interest to NxR members.
We will be hosting a networking hour for NxR students and faculty.
This week's NxR meeting is being replaced by a special seminar in robotics. Professor Michael Zinn from the University of Wisconsin will be speaking on "Minimally Invasive Robotic Catheters: Addressing Challenges through Modeling, Control, and Design."
We have a visiting speaker from RIC. Tommaso Lenzi will be giving a talk titled "Enhancing Human Movement Ability using Wearable Robots.”
Alex Birdwell will present
Professor Miguel Nicolelis from Duke University will be giving a talk titled "Computing with Brain Circuits: What is Possible, What is Not".
Prof. Todd Murphey will be presenting a talk titled "Topology Scheduling for Power Network Stability".
Every spring McCormick students compete for glory and prizes, running their robots against competitors and a challenging track. Taems of students design, build, and program their robots to operate autonomously. Often teams are cross-departmental, and students of all years work together, learning from one another.
This year 13 teams have built autonomous robots that will search out and capture smaller, autonomous "prey" robots. The robot that captures the most "prey" wins!