All Events

October 15, 2014

Kathrin Flaßkamp will be presenting.

October 8, 2014

The weekly meeting of the NxR Lab.

October 1, 2014

Yang Bai will be presenting.

September 24, 2014

First meeting of the quarter to determine lab news & speakers.

September 14, 2014 to September 18, 2014

IROS is happening in Chicago!

August 29, 2014


Encoding of Friction by Tactile Afferents

June 20, 2014

McCormick School of Engineering PhD Hooding Ceremony

June 20, 2014

Northwestern University Commencement Ceremony

Gates open at 8:00AM

Ryan Field
Admission by ticket only

June 11, 2014

Steven Manuel will be defending his PhD thesis on haptic shape perception with multiple fingers in the ME conference room.

June 11, 2014

Vlad Seghete will be presenting his PhD thesis defense in the BME conference room.

June 11, 2014

Jarvis Schultz will be presenting his PhD thesis defense in the MSE conference room (Cook Hall 2058).

June 4, 2014 to June 6, 2014

The 2014 American Control Conference will take place from June 4-6 in Portland, Oregon. Papers authored by NxR students Anastasia Mavrommati, Jarvis Schultz, Vlad Seghete, Emmanouil Tzorakoleftherakis, and Andrew Wilson under the direction of professor Todd Murphey will be presented.

May 29, 2014

Update (5/29):  The Movement event on May 29th has been cancelled but will be rescheduled for a later date.


NxR Student Nelson Rosa will be presenting a talk on Dynamic Robotic Locomotion at Movement: What's Possible, Chicago?

Register here:
$5.00 suggested donation. BYOB! 

May 29, 2014

Hayley Belli will be presenting.

May 22, 2014

Eric Schearer will be defending his PhD thesis on "Efficient Identification of Multiple-Muscle Functional Electrical Stimulation Systems" in the BME conference room.

May 22, 2014

Izaak Neveln will be presenting.

May 19, 2014

Dr. Sidd Srinivasa from Carnegie Mellon University will be presenting on The Mathematics of Human-Robot Interaction.

May 16, 2014

Dr. Joshua Peschel from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign will be presenting The Rise of the Civil Robots.

May 15, 2014

Hayley Belli will be giving a practice talk.

May 15, 2014

Dr. Mike Paulin from the University of Otago, New Zealand will be presenting on The origin of inference: Ediacaran ecology and the evolution of spiking neurons. 

Feel free to join the webcast at

May 8, 2014

Andy Wilson will be presenting.

May 1, 2014

Anastasia Mavrommati will be talking about her current research and some of the work that she recently completed as part of an internship at Ekso Bionics.

April 24, 2014

Jian Shi will be talking about some of the work he has been doing lately with our Barrett WAM arm.

April 17, 2014

Adam Barber will be presenting on the progress that has been made with our Baxter Research Robot made by Rethink Robotics.

April 16, 2014

NxR Prof. Randy Freeman is giving the Wednesdays@NICO seminar. His talk is titled Decentralized Synchronization of Heterogeneous Oscillators on Networks with Aribtrary Topology. More about his talk can be found on the NICO site.


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