Archive for Robotics

Three petroleum engineering graduate students from Texas A&M University won the 2017 Drillbotics competition when they designed and built a miniature automated drilling rig that uses sensors and computer logistics to drill a vertical well in a test formation of unknown composition without any human intervention.


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, saw a need for a safer, more efficient way to use quadcopter unmanned…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, served on the Beyond BB-8: When Robots Start Acting Human panel at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. One of Dr. Murphy’s robots, a lifeguard assistant robot …


In order to remain safe, robots are commonly used to reach what human hands cannot. Often a robot is used to uncover victims from rubble or bring them safely to shore. These helpful hands can even reach a world far beyond our own – outer space. Dr. Dezhen Song, a professor in the Department of Comp…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, presented a plenary talk to the Annual Plenary Conference for NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop (HRPI) in Galveston, Texas. A day earlier, Murphy gave a video-stre…


Dr. Robin Murphy, director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Center for Emergency Informatics, presented at the White House Frontiers Conference on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Her “lightning talk” focused on the importance of artificial intelligence for the future…


Dr. Suman Chakravorty, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Dr. Dylan Shell, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research which…


A paper titled “System Identification of a Robotic Hummingbird,” authored by David Coleman and Dr. Moble Benedict, won the best paper award in the “Advanced Vertical Flight” session at the 2016 American Helicopter Society Annual Forum. Coleman, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Aerosp…


Sungtae Shin, a doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been researching myoelectric interfacing, reading the electrical signals from muscles, as part of a project designed to create exoskeletons for physical rehabilitation purposes. In an important s…


Dr. Nancy M. Amato, director of engineering honors and co-director of the computer science and engineering track of engineering honors at Texas A&M University, was selected program chair of the 2016 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS) held in June at the University of Michigan. As pr…


A robot assistant lifeguard called EMILY is making waves by helping migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea safely. In the wake of unrest, over 500 refugees have drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Turkey to Greece. Members from the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) C…


The 2016 Texas A&M Robotics Workshop, held recently, hosted an array of distinguished speakers from institutions around the world, whose research is rooted in robotics. The 12 researchers who presented at the workshop are area chairs for the 2016 Robotics Science and Systems Conference (RSS), w…


Above: Kathy Tran and Heather Berry pose for a photo after competing in the VEX U competition in League City, Texas.  A Texas A&M University team of 12 female engineering students recently placed fourth out of 11 other university teams at a VEX U Robotics competition in League City, Texas. The …


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave one of the nine invited topical lectures at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting in Washington D.C. AAAS, the organization that publishes th…


Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been named one of the 30 Most Innovative Women Professors Alive Today by The Best Master’s Degrees, a website that provides reviews and rankings to help narrow down the field w…