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Robot-guided video game gets older adults out of comfort zone, learning and working together

Mar. 18, 2019—The video game isn’t about talking robots or colorful books. It’s about getting seniors in the early stages of dementia out of their rooms, moving their bodies and, most importantly, working together.

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Engineering’s Hall Lecture to feature tiny flying robots Oct. 12

Oct. 1, 2015—Vijay Kumar, recognized around the world for his groundbreaking work on the development of autonomous robots and on biologically inspired algorithms for collective behavior, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Monday, Oct. 12.

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Aerospace Club wins NASA’s Student Launch Challenge for third year in row

May. 12, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s eight-month long rocketry competition – the 2014-15 Student Launch Challenge – beating out 30 other university and college teams.

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Russell the Robot goes to Washington

May. 23, 2014—Russell the Robot, the two-foot humanoid that has demonstrated robots can help young children diagnosed with autism spread disorder learn basic social skills, was featured at the 20th annual Coalition for National Science Funding exhibit.

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Robot Evolution

Dec. 5, 2013—The fall 2013 cover story of "Vanderbilt Magazine" explores research projects involving robots that are making us faster, smarter and safer. From bomb disposal to painless colonoscopies, these precocious partners boldly go where man prefers not to.

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VUCast: When is it more than just a tummy ache?

Aug. 27, 2013— Why you should worry about your child’s chronic tummy aches  See a robotic arm that could help save lives  And why kids love a new health care app All this and more in VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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VUCast: Robot helps kids with autism; plus Billy Joel, Vandy-style

Mar. 28, 2013—How a robot helps kids with autism Hear from a student who played with Billy Joel Nashville Predators warm the youngest of hearts All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast.

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Robot biologist solves complex problem from scratch

Oct. 13, 2011—A team of scientists has taken a major step toward developing robot biologists. They have shown that their system, the Automated Biology Explorer, can solve a complicated biology problem from scratch.

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Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

Dec. 6, 2010—Are you ready for robots in the ER? A group of computer engineers at Vanderbilt University is convinced that the basic technology is now available to create robot assistants that can perform effectively in the often-chaotic environment of the emergency room. The specialists in emergency medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are enthusiastic about the...

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