The IEEE Board of Directors has elevated Professor Ed Colgate to IEEE Fellow effective January 1st, 2014 with the citation "for contributions to the field of haptics." Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade evaluation. Congratulations Prof. Colgate!
Hack-A-Day has featured Professor Peshkin's innovative clear whiteboard (Lightboard) used for online lectures for his ME 233 course, Electronics Design. Professor Peshkin uses a sheet of glass attached to a metal frame with embedded LED strips to illuminate the inside of the glass making whiteboard markers show up clearly.
The McCormick School of Engineering recently announced that they will begin offering a Master of Science in Robotics. The program will be an interdepartmental program aimed at equipping students with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or Biomedical Engineering with the tools required to become a practicing engineer in robotics. The program is directed by NxR faculty member Dr.
An article, featuring several NxR researchers as authors, was published in the Nov. 4-8 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Sciences, and is generating some media coverage. The author list includes NxR members Prof.
Prof. Michael Peshkin has invented a so-called "lightboard" to aid in developing lectures for online classes and flipped classrooms. This new technology is really cool, and has already been used to develop lectures for online courses offered by NxR faculty.
Prof. Todd Murphey was selected by the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science to receive the Cole-Higgins Award for Excellence in Advising 2012-2013. Awardees must be nominated by students, and a selection committee chooses the winners.
Lauren Miller and Joe Mullenbach have received the Martin Outstanding Doctoral Fellowship, an award to honor Ph.D. candidates for their outstanding scholar and research achievements in mechanical engineering and to encourage these young researchers to establish themselves as future leaders in their respective fields.
NxR graduate students Alex Ansari, Lauren Miller, and Yoni Silverman had papers accepted to the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems which is taking place November 3-8th in Tokyo, Japan.
Nelson Rosa presented on "The Passive Dynamics of Walking and Brachiating Robots: Results on the Topology and Stability of Passive Gaits" at the International Conference of Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR) held in Sydney July 14-17.
NxR MS Student Lien Hoffman is heading to Madison, Wisconsin this coming Memorial Day Weekend to compete in the USA Ultimate College Championship. Northwestern's Gungho will be representing the Great Lakes region, and the scoreboard can be followed all weekend here.