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With a little help from my robot friend

What will it take for robot assistants to become more integrated in our daily lives? Assistant Professor Naomi Fitter thinks they’ll need to master the physical aspects of social interactions, while Associate Professor Cindy Grimm cautions against...
10-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Burning to understand

Wildfires significantly impact the health of economies in the western United States that are highly dependent on tourism, agriculture, and timber. David Blunck, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Oregon State University, has been...
3-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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And on that farm, he had a robot

Will robots someday replace farm workers? Do we want them to? Oregon State University College of Engineering agricultural robotics expert Joe Davidson talks about the potential benefits of using robots in agriculture, and what goes into designing...
13-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Robots: Will they walk among us?

For robots to be more useful around people, they’ll need to go where we go. But how? Oregon State University Associate Professor Jonathan Hurst thinks the answer is simple. Walking. But actually making a walking robot is no simple feat.
9-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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AI, explain yourself

Can we trust artificial intelligence to make good decisions? The answer is a resounding maybe. More and more, society and individuals are entrusting AI to make potentially life-changing decisions. Rather than putting blind trust in the judgment of...
25-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The beautiful music of robotics and AI

How do you integrate ethics, policy, and practicality into the design of revolutionary robotics and artificial intelligence systems? Researchers Kagan Tumer and Tom Dietterich are collaborating to find out as they help lead the Oregon State...
7-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Core Concern

Oregon State University engineers Julie Tucker and Samuel Briggs are helping the Department of Energy develop a method to quickly measure the life-span degradation of materials used to build the next generation of nuclear reactors that will be more...
4-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Driving Innovation

Erdem Coleri, assistant professor of infrastructure materials at Oregon State University, is using recyclables to create better asphalt mixes that prolong the life cycle of pavement. His lab also builds devices to test the bond strength of freshly...
28-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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