• Vanderbilt University

    Chambers entrepreneurial speaker stresses customer and clinical validation

    Ayanna Howard is an internationally known roboticist, holds an endowed chair at Georgia Institute of Technology, and spent 12 years as a senior researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An innovator with a proven track record, Howard nonetheless knew she had much to learn in making the leap to entrepreneur. Read More

    Sep. 30, 2017

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    Nation’s most senior African-American female roboticist in higher ed to deliver Chambers Lecture Sept. 25

    As one of the nation’s most recognized female roboticists, Ayanna Howard has designed SnoMote robots to study the impact of global warming on Antarctic ice shelves and created artificial intelligence-powered STEM apps to teach children with autism how to play Angry Birds. Ayanna Howard She has overseen nearly 50 projects… Read More

    Sep. 15, 2017

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    Understanding robotic exosuit-human interaction will boost health and performance

    Team led by Vanderbilt researchers develops new, quicker method to measure energy transfer between assistive devices and people wearing them That robotic exoskeletons can improve mobility of people with disabilities and enhance human performance is widely understood. The same has not yet been true for how to best measure and… Read More

    Jun. 1, 2017

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    No Vanderbilt Robotics team? Six sophomores step up, invite all majors

    Vanderbilt Robotics leadership, clockwise from far left: Secretary Cameron Loviska (Math and Econ, '19), Treasurer Jacob Lundy (CS'19), Senior Coordinator Lin Liu (ME'19), Event Coordinator Harrison Yan (ME'19), President Furichous Jones IV (ChemE'19), Vice President Andrew Greenberg (ME'19). (Vanderbilt University/Heidi Hall) Engineering students who like motorsports can… Read More

    Oct. 12, 2016

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    Mars rocket demo wows at Nashville school’s assembly

    Montgomery Bell Academy students enjoy a demonstration of Vanderbilt Aerospace Club's 2014-2015 entry (far left) in NASA's Student Launch Competition. Vanderbilt students are (L-R) William Emfinger, Pranav Kumar, Conner Caldwell, Alex Goodman, Cameron Ridgewell, Fred Folz, Chris Lyne and Jacob Moore. A robotic arm moves directly over a Vanderbilt Aerospace… Read More

    Mar. 19, 2015

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    Vanderbilt team builds miniature capsule robots, heads to NSF I-Corps

    Pietro Valdastri (John Russell/Vanderbilt University) Article courtesy of Vanderbilt CTTC Having spent the last decade researching and working on the development of medical capsule robots, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Pietro Valdastri is no stranger to innovation, nor to the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps. The corps… Read More

    Jan. 12, 2015

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    Webster earns IEEE Early Career Award for his pioneering robotics work

    A Vanderbilt University researcher credited with pioneering work in robotics has earned one of electrical engineering’s highest honors, being recognized for innovations involving flexible, minimally invasive surgical robots. Robert Webster, associate professor of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, otolaryngology, neurological surgery and urologic surgery, will collect his Institute of Electrical and… Read More

    Dec. 10, 2014

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    Professor Sarkar elected ASME Fellow

    Nilanjan Sarkar, mechanical engineering professor and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a distinction awarded to ASME members who have made significant engineering achievements. He is one of only 3,335 Fellows out… Read More

    Oct. 30, 2014

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    Vanderbilt engineering grad student wins NASA fellowship

    Vanderbilt graduate student Electa Baker is one 65 individuals that NASA has selected for its 2013 class of Space Technology Research Fellows.   Electa Baker (John Russell / Vanderbilt) The fellowship will enable Baker to create new visualization methods that allow robot operators to assess the large… Read More

    Aug. 5, 2013

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    VU a leader in creating next generation of robots

    Though the da Vinci Surgical System seems like cutting-edge technology, most surgeons are quick to admit that it a first-generation device — the model T Ford of its kind. Strong collaborations exist between Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons and School of Engineering engineers, allowing development of the next generation of… Read More

    Aug. 12, 2010