WPI Featured in the Boston Business Journal for Receiving $125K NSF Award to Make a Robot

WPI research team receives award to build robot to assist elderly with a collaboration between the Robotics Engineering Program and the Social Science and Policy Studies Department.

WPI was recently in the Boston Business Journal for receiving a $125K NSF award to create a robot to help the elderly. The award was given to a research team at WPI by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate and build robots that help elderly people with disabilities to shop and carry a purse as well as prove companionship.

Professor Taskin Padir and Professor Jeanine Skorinko are also cited in the article. These professors will be collaborating on this project, bringing together the Robotics Engineering Program and the Social Science and Policy Studies Department.

Read the rest of the article on the Boston Business Journal's website.

September 17, 2013