TCS Hall Groundbreaking April 13th, 2017The Robomechanics Lab was proud to participate in the groundbreaking for the new TCS Hall, named for the generous gift from Tata Consulting Services. PhD student Catherine Pavlov participated in the bricklaying, RHex delivered a brick, and Minitaur entertained the crowds.
Washington Post Article October, 2016
CMU-Silicon Valley professor Vivek Wadhwa and I wrote an article called, "Robots could eventually replace soldiers in warfare. Is that a good thing?" that appeared in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Singularity Hub, among other venues. We discuss the moral implications of autonomous weapons systems and the need for a ban. The article is largely based on my Journal of Military Ethics paper.
Engineering Optimization Class Fall Semester, 2016
This fall I am again teaching "Engineering Optimization" (24-785/19-785), a graduate level class cross-listed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. This class will cover various mathematical optimization techniques and their application to engineering design problems. Students can find all course material on Blackboard. My office hours for this class are Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 in Scaife Hall 326.
RHex the Parkour Robot