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Ames' bipedal robotics research featured in Design News

February 15, 2013

The robotics research of Dr. Aaron Ames has been featured in Design News.

The magazine also named Ames one of its "Rising Engineering Stars."

Ames is a researcher in the Mechanical Engineering Division of TEES and an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Science fiction has long promised two-legged, humanlike robots that can walk among us, but those are not yet reality. Ames, a self-described sci-fi buff, is building the robots himself.

He and his students in the A&M Bipedal Experimental Robotics Lab (AMBER) are working on the design, simulation and fabrication of a robot that will walk like a human. Writer Deb Setters from Maxon Precision Motors says that "making a human-like bipedal walking robot will advance robotics beyond that of toys or novelty and into the area of high-level use for a variety of applications, including space exploration, disaster response, military operations, elderly assistance, rehabilitation and prosthetics."

Read Setters' article here.

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