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Robots For Good: Humanitarian, Environmental, Educational, Medical, And Search & Rescue Uses Of Robotics Technology

June 17, 2014

Briefing in conjunction with the Congressional Robotics Caucus

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  • Jason Walker, CyPhy Works – Unlocking the Economic and Altruistic Potential of Flying Robots
  • Crawford Allan, Director, WWF/ TRAFFIC North America, Washington, DC – Integrating Robotics Technology into Wildlife Protection Strategies (WWF Wildlife Crime Technology Project)
  • Rand D LeBouvier, Bluefin Robotics, Quincy, MA – Undersea Robots: Working in the World’s Toughest Environment
  • M. Beatrice Dias, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute – Community Empowerment through Robotics


  • Fumin Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering &  Students from Georgia Institute of Technology – Maritime mobile sensor network
  • Chris Miser & Eric Becker, Falcon Unmanned, Aurora, CO – Partnering with WWF to use UAV technology in Namibia to monitor and fight wildlife poaching
  • BirdBrain Technologies LLC – FINCH, an educational robot developed and spun out of Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab to teach programming to students as young as eight years old
  • Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab – Speck, which is an indoor fine particle monitor that uses an infrared sensor to read indoor air quality.
  • GRASP, Penn Engineering – RHex, the Parkour robot, a bio-inspired lab on legs capable of traversing rough terrain for first response, environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and reconnaissance; and TRHex (Teaching RHex), our newly developed educational robot hexapod
  • FIRST Robot Team, Northern VA – 9 to 14 year old students
  • CyPhy Works, Danvers, MA – Innovative & Revolutionary Robots, displaying PARC, a long endurance UAV


June 17, 2014


The Robotics Caucus Advisory Committee
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Cannon House Office Building
27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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