Robots

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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. Read More

    Mar. 18, 2019

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    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. Read More

    Oct. 1, 2015

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

    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. Read More

    May. 12, 2015

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    Russell the Robot goes to Washington

    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. Read More

    May. 23, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Robot Evolution

    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. Read More

    Dec. 5, 2013

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

    Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as watch-style devices on their wrists controlled the avatars in front of them. Every so often, a squat little robot off to the side would remind them the object of the game:… Read More

    Aug. 27, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

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

    Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as watch-style devices on their wrists controlled the avatars in front of them. Every so often, a squat little robot off to the side would remind them the object of the game:… Read More

    Mar. 28, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Robot biologist solves complex problem from scratch

    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. Read More

    Oct. 13, 2011

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    Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

    Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as watch-style devices on their wrists controlled the avatars in front of them. Every so often, a squat little robot off to the side would remind them the object of the game:… Read More

    Dec. 6, 2010