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LCSR Grad’s Company Has Created the Swiss Army Knife of Robots

May 4, 2017

“Robots allow manufacturers to operate more cheaply. But robots themselves aren’t cheap, limiting the ability of small manufacturers to compete with larger companies or win back business from overseas. A Baltimore startup thinks it has a solution: robots as a service. “Industrial robots typically sell for $75,000 or more, a significant capital outlay. And that […]

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Best Paper Award at IRC 2017

April 13, 2017

The paper “Software Architecture of the da Vinci Research Kit,” authored by LCSR members Zihan Chen, Anton Deguet, Russell H. Taylor, and Peter Kazanzides, won the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Robotics Computing, in Taichung, Taiwan. More information about the da Vinci Research Kit can be found here.

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Dennice Gayme to receive NSF CAREER Award

March 20, 2017

Dennice Gayme, Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar, and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Read More.

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Gayme receives ONR’s Young Investigator Program award

March 20, 2017

Dennice Gayme, Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar, and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to win the Office of Naval Research’s prestigious 2017 Young Investigator Program award. This award supports early-career academic researchers whose scientific pursuits show exceptional promise for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps while also promoting professional […]

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Li Presents Highlight Paper at IROS 2016

February 8, 2017

Chen Li, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and principal investigator of the Terradynamics Lab, presented recent work at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Daejeon, Korea, from October 9 to 14, 2016. The paper, entitled “Cockroach-inspired winged robot reveals principles of ground-based dynamic self-righting,” was selected as one […]

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The dVRK Allows Worldwide Research in Robotic Surgery

February 8, 2017

Peter Kazanzides, a computer science research professor, and Russell Taylor, John C. Malone Professor in computer science and director of the LCSR, have created an open-source software and electronics kit called the da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) that is making minimally-invasive robotic surgery more accessible – and affordable – to research universities and institutions worldwide. […]

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