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.
NxR Graduate Student Steven Manuel was a finalist for his paper "Perceptual Collapse: The Fusion of Spatially Distinct Tactile Cues Into a Single Percept" at the World Haptics Conference 2013 in Daejeon, South Korea. Congratulations Steven! His abstract is below.
Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications wrote a nice article describing the talk that Prof. Todd Murphey gave as part of Northwestern's Science Cafe series.
Former NxR lab member Patrick Ward (undergraduate researcher, Summer 2012) was signed Saturday April 27th as an undrafted rookie free agent offensive tackle by the Miami Dolphins.
NxR PhD student Yu-Wei Liao had a paper accepted to the 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC’13) in Osaka, Japan July 3-7, 2013. Professor Kevin Lynch and PhD student Eric Schearer are co-authors on the paper.
Kevin Lynch and Randy Freeman recently received a three-year grant from the Office of Naval Research on Overcoming Noise and Delay in Mobile Sensor Networks. More about the grant can be found at the Northwestern Institute On Complex Systems (NICO) website.
Professor Malcolm MacIver is set to appear on two upcoming episodes of "Alien Encounters". The first, "The Invasion", airs Tuesday, March 5 at 10/9c and the second "The Offspring" is on Tuesday, March 12 at 10/9c.
The eight week long course is offered through coursera.org and is completely free of charge. The short course description is as follows:
Learn modeling and analysis techniques for electrical, mechanical, and chemical systems and discover how engineered systems that seem very different are actually very similar.
Izaak presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in San Francisco on Saturday January 5th 2013. His presentation was titled "Knifefish surge like eels while heaving like trout." The abstract can be seen below.
We had a big turnout, too much food, and lots of great beer at the annual NxR holiday party and gift exchange. Stars of the evening included Zombie Dust, Delirium Tremens, a robot spaceman, and a signed photograph of Northwestern star student-athlete and former lab member Patrick Ward. A great way to celebrate a great year!
Along with the dedication of the new Willens Wing, the Laboratory for Intelligent Mechanical Systems (LIMS) has joined with the Hartmann SeNSE Lab and the MacIver Lab to form the Northwestern Neuroscience and Robotics Lab (NxR). The evolution reflects the new levels of collaboration facilitated by the new laboratory space which now houses all of the affiliated faculty and their students in a common space.
Kevin Lynch gave a keynote talk at the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation in Shenyang, China.
Kevin Lynch gave a keynote talk at the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering in Seoul, Korea.
A paper by Brian Quist and Mitra Hartmann landed the cover image in the April 1, 2012 issue of the Journal of Neurophysiology.
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