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New Software From Rosen And Whitney Allows Virtual Reality Control Of Robots

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Writer, Physical Sciences)

Even as autonomous robots get better at doing things on their own, there will still be plenty of circumstances where humans might need to step in and take control. New software developed by Brown University computer scientists enables users to control robots remotely using virtual reality, which ...

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The Humans To Robots Lab Contributes To A New Exhibit At London's Science Museum

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From a 16th-century automaton and a metal swan that wowed Mark Twain to present day wonders that care for the elderly and help autistic children develop empathy, a new exhibit ("Robots") at London's Science Museum ...

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Tellex, Rosen, And Whitney Use Social Feedback To Help Robots Fetch Objects Intelligently

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

If someone asks you to hand them a wrench from a table full of different sized wrenches, you’d probably pause and ask, “which one?” Robotics researchers from Brown University have now developed an algorithm that lets robots do the same thing — ask for clarification when they ...

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Recent Accomplishments By Brown CS Students

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On any given week, Brown CS students are designing apps to improve parking or combat cancer, earning fellowships from Google and MIT and Y Combinator, launching their own hackathons and research symposia, and reaching out into ...

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IEEE Spectrum References Brown's Million Objects Challenge In An Article On Robotic Grasping

As the field of robotics begins to make serious headway with the challenge of robotic grasping, Professor Stefanie Tellex's Humans to Robots Laboratory (H2R) at Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) continues to draw attention. In a recent IEEE Spectrum article, Sergey Levine of Google mentions the "substantially broader aim" of ...

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MIT Technology Review Includes Research From The Humans To Robots Laboratory In Its 2016 Ten Breakthrough Technologies

Genetically engineered immune cells, reusable rockets, and self-driving cars have some excellent company this year: robots that learn tasks and share that knowledge with the cloud so other robots can benefit from it. MIT Technology Review has just released its Ten Breakthrough Technologies 2016, and recent work from Brown CS Professor Stefanie Tellex and her ...

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Stefanie Tellex Receives A Sloan Fellowship

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Stefanie Tellex, assistant professor at Brown University's Department of Computer Science, is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive a research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for 2016, the foundation announced February 23. The fellowships are awarded annually to early career ...

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Stefanie Tellex And John Oberlin's Award-Winning Video Earns Brown CS A New Baxter Robot

by Kevin Stacey (Science News Officer, Physical Sciences)

Brown University’s Humans to Robots Lab is about to get a new robot, thanks to Stefanie Tellex’s video-making skills.

Tellex, assistant professor of computer science and the lab’s principal investigator, entered the Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. The Boston-based company asked users of its “Baxter ...

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Brown University Hosts Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC), Delights Scientists, Industry, And Children

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The Brown University Humans To Robots Lab, headed by Professor Stefanie Tellex, hosted the 2014 Northeast Robotics Colloquium last week. Drones that can deliver packages bumped ...