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andrew lamperski

When Does Learning Work? Or When Can We Expect the Robot Uprising?

January 6, 2023
In my secret laboratory, I have created, perhaps, the greatest robot known to humanity! It runs, swims, flies, and makes delicious sandwiches. Well, it would, but it keeps falling over. This scenario
Karthik Desingh

Robust and Generalized Perception Towards Mainstreaming Domestic Robots

January 6, 2023
Between 2015 and 2050, it is predicted that individuals over 60 years of age will nearly double from 12% to 22%[1] along with rapidly growing healthcare needs[2]. Motivated by the above research and
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2023 Welcome from the MnRI Director (Nikos)

January 6, 2023
First, we wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2023. We hope that new computational tools will revolutionize healthcare; this column focuses on robotics and automation for cancer treatment.
Members of the Robotics: Perception and Manipulation (RPM) Lab pose with the yellow Spot Robot.

Desingh Lab Unpacks First Spot Robot from Boston Dynamics

December 5, 2022
Led by Assistant Professor Karthik Desingh, the Robotics: Perception and Manipulation (RPM) Lab plans to work with the Spot Robot to build intelligent capabilities for these and future robots so they
Ognjen Ilic

2022 AFOSR Young Investigator Award: Prof. Ognjen Ilic

November 17, 2022
We are so happy to see the work of Prof. Ognjen Ilic recognized by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The MnRI was one of the first entities that provided funding to his team.
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Enhancing autonomous systems via flow sensing and estimation

September 30, 2022
The Aerospace Systems Modeling, Analysis, & Control Lab (AeroSMAC Lab) at the University of Minnesota is developing methods to model, analyze, and control fluid flows (e.g., air and water) to
Rachel Hawe

Optimizing Stroke Rehabilitation Through Robotic Assessments

September 30, 2022
A stroke can happen at any point across the lifespan, often leaving individuals with chronic motor, sensory, and cognitive impairments. A limitation to improving stroke rehabilitation is the
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Fall 2022 Letter from the Director

September 30, 2022
Minnesota Robotics Institute's director Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos discusses community outreach, summer camps, and the new cohort of MSR students.
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MnRI Tech Camps: A Success

August 16, 2022
The Minnesota Robotics Institute just wrapped up the first Robotics Summer Camp after three years. 29 curious and energetic middle-school students participated in 3 days of workshops and activities
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MnRI affiliated research wins ICRA 2022 Outstanding Student Paper

June 2, 2022
This years ICRA 2022 Outstanding Student Paper has gone to MnRI's Yang Yang, Xibai Lou, and Changhyun Choi. MnRI congratulates them, and all of this years winners, on their accomplishment.
Brad Holschuh working on wearable tech

Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education

March 9, 2022
MnRI's Brad Holschuh and Nikos Papanikolopoulos have received an award for their contributions
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Spring 2022 MnRI Seed Grants

January 31, 2022
New rounds of exciting MnRI Seed Grant funding have been issued!

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