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WPI to Host Robotics Researchers for Annual New England Manipulation Symposium on May 29

WPI will host the 5th Annual New England Manipulation Symposium, which brings together robotics researchers from around the Northeast to explore common interests, establish and strengthen collaborations, and enable students to present their findings, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29 2009, in Higgins Laboratory Room 116.

WHAT:

WPI will host the 5th Annual New England Manipulation Symposium (NEMS), which brings together robotics researchers from around the Northeast to explore common interests, establish and strengthen collaborations, and enable students to present their findings. Graduate students will present 13 papers on such topics as image-guided robotic surgery, a wheelchair-mounted robotic arm that can open doorknobs and handles, and an MRI-compatible manipulator for deep-brain stimulation, among others. Participants will come from WPI, Brown University, Columbia University, Clark University, Harvard University, RPI, Roger Williams University, the University of Connecticut, the Amherst and Lowell campuses of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Yale University.

WHEN:

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29 2009.

WHERE:

Higgins Laboratory Room 116, WPI Campus.

MORE INFO:

For more information about the symposium, visit http://users.wpi.edu/~nems.

May 26, 2009

Contact: Michael Dorsey, Director of Research Communications, +1-508-831-5609, mwdorsey@wpi.edu