- Robotic wheelchair docks like a space station from New Scientist (30 April 2008).
Robotics Conferences, Journals, etc.
Randy Pausch passed away on 25 July 2008
An amazing lecture by Prof. Randy Pausch of CMU: "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", given on 9/20/2007. He ends with a wonderful twist.
Randy had given a talk the U of Minnesota in around year 2000. I was one of the attendees and he had given us crayons, told us to close our eyes and smell them. He then said "if that doesn't bring your childhood back, then I don't know what will". I have attended many many talks since then but there isn't any other that I can quote from like this one. I still have the crayon.
Women in CS Related
- http://www.mentornet.net MentorNet: The E-Mentoring Network
- http://www.cra.org/Activities/craw/ The Computer Research Association's Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W) is an action oriented organization dedicated to increasing the number of women participating in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) research and education at all levels. Undergraduate students may find summer research positions at universities.
- http://gracehopper.org/ Grace Hopper Conference is participated by many women in computing. It presents great talks by prominent women in the field and provides networking opportunities. Always fun to attend. Students may send posters or participate in PhD Forum sessions. Don't miss the deadline for scholarship applications.
Center for Distributed Robotics @ U of M
Center for Distributed Robotics and Prof. Nikos Papanikolopoulos are featured on the University of Minnesota's main page. Check out Discoveries
Center for Distributed Robotics is featured on a TV commercial for the University of Minnesota on local TV channels. To view it online, click on Discover Robotics