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December, 2010

Developing robots for the hospital emergency room

Dec. 8, 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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Avatar research nets student a finalist spot in Computing Research Association’s undergraduate competition

Dec. 8, 2010—  Junior Erin McManus, a computer science and mathematics major, has been named a finalist in the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition for 2011. “It was a definitely a nice surprise,” said McManus, who was nominated by Robert Bodenheimer, associate professor of computer science. The CRA award program recognizes undergraduate students in...

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Reed elected to serve on NPSS Adcom

Dec. 7, 2010—Robert Reed, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been elected as one of three representatives from the Radiation Effects Technical Committee to the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Administrative Committee, effective Jan. 1, 2011, for a four-year term. Reed is a Fellow of the School of Engineering’s Institute for Space and Defense Electronics. ISDE...

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Nashville is host to IEEE international conference on humanoid robots

Dec. 6, 2010—The 2010 IEEE-Robotics and Automation Society’s (RAS) international conference on humanoid robots opens today and continues through Wednesday in Nashville. The theme is Intelligent and Dependable Humanoid Robots, reflecting growing interests in developing intelligent robots that can interact with humans to improve quality of life. Kazuhiko Kawamura, professor of electrical engineering and director of Center...

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Distinguished alum Thomas Yount Jr. was technology leader

Dec. 2, 2010—Thomas L. Yount Jr., a longtime leader at a global technology firm, died Dec. 2 in Nashville. He was 82. Yount served with the U.S. Navy in World War II and returned to Tennessee to enter Vanderbilt University. He earned a B.S. in engineering in 1952, graduating with honors. He worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation...

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6 awards in 3 years: SMART

Dec. 2, 2010—A U.S. Department of Defense program has top engineering and science students all over the country competing for a select few scholarships – and Vanderbilt engineering students have claimed six of them in three years. The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program provides full tuition, book fees, health benefits, paid...

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