Since its founding in 1979, the Robotics Institute (RI) at Carnegie Mellon University has been leading the world in robotics research and education. In the mid 1990s, RI created NREC as the applied R&D center within the Institute with a specific mission to apply robotics technology in an impactful way on real-world applications. In this talk, I will go over numerous R&D programs that I have led at NREC in the past 25 years. These R&D programs run the full gamut of robotics related technologies, including motion capture and VR/AR based training tools, humanitarian demining and IED detection systems, Ag Robots/Smart Sensors, various DoD funded autonomous robot prototypes, material handling and industrial robots. Due to time constraint, I will emphasis the R&D programs that have led to commercialization. I will also go over some of the lesson learned from the development and the commercialization of these robotics technologies.
Dr. Herman Herman is the Director of NREC and has 25 years of experience in developing robotic systems, sensors and electronics for various industries, including agriculture, mining, material handling, and defense. His expertise include perception, sensor design and integration, robotic system design and integration, autonomy, communications, user interfaces and hardware. Dr. Herman has been with NREC since its inauguration in 1996 and became the Director in 2015. Dr. Herman got his Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University as part of the first class of the Robotics Ph.D. program at the Robotics Institute.
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