Murphy invited speaker at UN conference in Japan

March 26, 2015

Unknown 2.30.15 PMDr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, gave an invited talk to the Public Forum of the United Nations World Disaster Risk Reduction Conference in Sendai, Japan. 

Murphy’s talk, “Current State and Achievement of Disaster Robots,” reported that ground, aerial or marine unmanned systems had been used for mitigation, response and recovery in 43 disasters in 13 countries between 2001 and 2014, with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s (TEES) Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) participating in 17 of those events.

Murphy was part of a session that was organized by Dr. Satoshi Tadokoro, president-elect of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.  Murphy and Tadokoro are recognized as the co-founders of disaster robotics.

The speakers at the conference consistently spoke of the need for roboticists to engage responders and industry in order to produce reliable and useful robots. The speakers also called on governments to create regional teams and caches and to smooth the regulations and policies that lead to an average delay of 4.7 days for robots to be used at a disaster.


TEES sponsors competition to support new emerging technologies

March 26, 2015
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) is co-sponsoring the inaugural Texas New Ventures Competition, which will award $150,000 in monetary prizes to provide seed funding for Texas companies with high-growth potential and innovative product development ideas.

Grunlan working with Australian rugby team to develop sensors for jerseys

February 13, 2015
| By: Tim Schnettler
When the email from the Queensland Maroons rugby team hit his Inbox, Dr. Jaime Grunlan thought it was another in a long line of spam so he treated it as such. When he received it a second time he decided to open it and see why someone more than 9,000 miles away would be contacting him.

Two researchers recognized as TEES Center Fellows

February 4, 2015
Dr. Jeff Haberl, associate director of the Energy Systems Laboratory, and Dr. Frank Shipman, associate director of the Center for the Study of Digital Libraries, have been named 2015 Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center Fellows.
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