NJIT Newsroom tagged with "robot" Updates about what's happening on and around the NJIT campus. http://www.njit.edu/news en-us 2014 New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/uicomponents/images/sub_logo.gif New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu 60 A Fish That Pushes in the Wrong Direction Solves a Mystery of Animal Locomotion http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-361.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-361.phpThu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0500 For nearly 20 years, Professor Eric Fortune has studied glass knifefish, a species of three-inch long electric fish that lives in the Amazon Basin. In his laboratory he tries to understand how their tiny brains control complex electrical behaviors.

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, csla, department of biological sciences, engineering, robotics, mathematical model, eric fortune, animal behavior


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NJIT Biology Professor's Research on Robotic Swarms Cited in Science Publication http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-308.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-308.phpWed, 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400 Assistant Professor of Biology Simon Garnier's research on robotic swarms was cited in an article about using robots to understand animal behavior in the October 1, 2013 issue of The Scientist.  

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, biological sciences, simon garnier, swarm lab


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NJIT's Mengchu Zhou Proposes Using Petri Nets as a Solution to Automation Problems in Manufacturing in Upcoming IEEE Journal http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-203.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-203.phpTue, 04 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400 An expert in robotics and automation problems, especially those involving manufacturing systems, NJIT Distinguished Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou will have two articles published in the upcoming proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.  Both papers were recently presented at this conference.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, electrical and computer engineering, ieee, ece, mengchu zhou, robotics, electrical engineering


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NJIT Professor Receives IEEE Distinguished Service Award http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-191.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2013/2013-191.phpWed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT Professor and IEEE Fellow Mengchu Zhou, an expert in robotics and automation, received a distinguished service award earlier this month from the IEEE division on robotics and automation. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, electrical and computer engineering, ieee, ece, mengchu zhou, robotics


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Engineering College Dinner To Honor iRobot Exec, Others at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-091.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2011/2011-091.phpMon, 21 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400 The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 13th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, nce, alumni, dinner, office of university advancement, wei wang


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Paper Co-Authored by NJIT's Sergei Adamovich Wins Award at International Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-414.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-414.phpWed, 10 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in the department of biomedical engineering at NJIT, co-authored "Integrated Arm and Hand Training Using Adaptive Robotics and Virtual Reality Simulations," which won the Best Paper Award at the VIII International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies in Valparaiso, Chile. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, sergei adamovich


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Digital Data Forensics Expert at NJIT To Be Feted by R&D Council for Patents To Stop Data Hiding; Hall of Fame Honors NJIT Inventors Earlier This Month http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-377.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-377.phpMon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.   

Tagged: newark college of engineering, alumni, electrical and computer engineering, nirwan ansari, patent, timothy chang, robotics, yun-qing shi, research and development council of new jersey, digital forensics, steganography, thomas alva edison patent award, digital data forensics, information assurance, genetic systems, ultra-high precision systems, steganalysis, vikki hazelwood, richard caizza, guorong xuan, motion control


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NJIT Professors and Alumni Honored Tonight at New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Awards http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-355.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-355.phpThu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT professors and alumni will be among the innovators honored this evening at the 22nd Annual New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame Awards ceremony in Hoboken. Timothy Chang, PhD, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, will receive a Special Award for his achievements in the areas of ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, robotics and motion control; and Yun-Qing Shi, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering, will be recognized for his work in digital forensics and security. Jingjing Zhang, a PhD candidate in NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, will receive the Graduate Student Award. Vikki Hazelwood, PhD, who received her MS from NJIT in 1998, will receive the Advancement of Invention Award for a pioneering process for translational research in medicine and Richard Caizza, who received a certificate in plastics technology from NJIT in 1992, will receive the Inventor of the Year award for his "Single-Handedly Actuatable Safety Shield for Needles" patent.

Tagged: award, patent, robotics, timothy chang, new jersey inventors hall of fame, yun-qing shi, digital forensics, ultra-high precision systems, genetic systems, motion control, jingjing zhang, vikki hazelwood, richard caizza


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NJIT Biomedical Engineering Professor Gives Invited Lecture http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-326.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-326.phpMon, 04 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Sergei Adamovich, PhD, associate professor in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, gave an invited lecture last week at the meeting of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in Washington, DC. He participated in a panel of six experts from the US, Canada and Europe to share his views on future trends in pediatric rehabilitation. The topic of his presentation to a large audience of pediatricians and physical/occupational therapists was the use of technology (robotics and virtual reality) in rehabilitation of arm movement in children with cerebral palsy. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, robotics, sergei adamovich, virtual reality


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Doctoral Student Awarded Fellowship from National Institutes of Health http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-325.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-325.phpFri, 24 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Ian Lafond, a second-year PhD student in NJIT's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health. This $142,000 award will support Ian's dissertation research in the lab of Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich over the next four years.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, robotics, sergei adamovich


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AT&T Netflix Contest Winners Speak to 22 Science and Technology Teachers at NJIT Conference http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-246.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-246.phpThu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Netflix Contest winners, AT&T researchers Bob Bell and Chris Volinsky, recently told 22 science and technology teachers from throughout New Jersey that collaboration was key to winning the prize money. The occasion was a teacher luncheon, wrapping up a three-day conference at NJIT highlighting the use of robots in science, math and technology classes. The NJIT Center for Pre-College Programs hosted the event, thanks to Netflix prize money won by a team led by Bell and Volinsky and donated last year to NJIT by AT&T.  Teachers walked away with teaching ideas, plus Lego Mind Storm sets to continue building robots back in their classrooms. “My kids are going to be so excited that we now have this kit,” said Rich Bettini, a technology teacher at West Essex High School, North Caldwell, who participated in the learning session. Conference organizer Howard Kimmel, director of the NJIT Center, said that robots were a great way to introduce science and math materials in a multi-disciplinary way to students. “When you design a robot you also teach algebra,” he said. “We also love them because they are a hands-on learning tool, something which always enhances learning.”

Tagged: pre-college, center for pre-college programs, howard kimmel, robots


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NJIT Engineer Helps Stroke Patients Regain Motor Functions in Hands, Arms http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-212.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-212.phpWed, 09 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400 Helping stroke patients regain use of their hands and arms through innovative robotic and virtual reality-based video game therapies is the focal point of NJIT Associate Professor Sergei Adamovich, a biomedical engineer. Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Adamovich is developing better ways to rehabilitate people who have lost control of their hands, fingers, shoulders and elbows.  

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of biomedical engineering, national institutes of health, sergei adamovich


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NJIT Engineering Senior Takes Robot Competition With Calm, Cool Thinking http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-174.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-174.phpTue, 04 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400 It was the night before the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Student Design Competition and NJIT senior Mike Lowry, of Parsippany, was stumped. His single-stream recycling machine, Rufus, nicknamed after NJIT's green mascot, couldn't distinguish cans from bottles, a possible cause for disqualification.

Tagged: sustainability, competition, asme, american society of mechanical engineers, faizan naqvi, harry kountouras, rufus, phong pham


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NJIT Partners with Panasonic for 2010 Creative Design Challenge http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-169.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-169.phpThu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400 NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch addressed student teams representing 30 New Jersey public and private high schools last week at the 2010 Panasonic Creative Design Challenge finals at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For this year's challenge, teams designed and built a remote-controlled robotic recycling plant to help sort through debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. NJIT makes significant contributions to this science and engineering technology competition: Three NJIT student interns develop the Challenge, while NJIT staff score the written reports as well as provide judges for the performance and oral presentations.  

Tagged: robert altenkirch, pre-college, competition, robotics, panasonic creative design challenge


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The Changing Face of NJIT: Largest Freshman Class Ever; High SAT Scores http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-361.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-361.phpThu, 15 Oct 2009 00:00:00 -0400 The class of 2013—with nearly 1,000 students—is the largest freshman class ever to enter NJIT.  The overall enrollment of nearly 9,000 students is second largest in university history. But it's not just class size that's impressive. There's been an 11 point rise in composite SAT scores to 1143. The national composite is 1016.

Tagged: albert dorman honors college, students, freshman, enrollment, jonathan daudelin, william barry


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NEC Foundation of America Awards Grant to NJIT's Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Children with Orthopedic Disabilities http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-019.phpFri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 NEC Foundation of America has awarded NJIT a $32,000 grant to support the dissemination and use of therapeutic video games to serve children with severe sensory and motor disabilities. 

Tagged: biomedical engineering, richard foulds, assistive technologies


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Science Olympiad for Brainy Teens Held Tomorrow at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-010.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2009/2009-010.phpWed, 14 Jan 2009 00:00:00 -0500 Building a robot, busting a crime and launching two rubber-powered model monoplanes number among the dozen-plus exciting opportunities at tomorrow's annual Science Olympiad at NJIT.

Tagged: high school, pre-college, science, competition, john carpinelli, science olympiad, robots, new jersey


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For Up-Close Look at NJIT, Make Time To Attend Open House Tour http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-414.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-414.phpFri, 14 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500 For an up-close look at life at NJIT, make time this fall and winter to attend an upcoming open house. The take-away will be more than a campus tour and meeting with an admissions counselor. You'll learn about NJIT's graduate and undergraduate programs in high-growth in-demand fields and meet one on one with faculty and admissions representatives.

Tagged: highlanders, athletics, division 1, new jersey school of architecture, civil and environmental engineering, open house, admissions, online learning, ncaa, robotics, soccer, financial aid, peter fischbach, graduate certificate, gwathmey siegel, gourmet dining, michael graves, vincent stabile laboratory


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Students from Indian Technology School Gain Hands-on Training in NJIT's Stabile Laboratories http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-275.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-275.phpTue, 22 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Three Indian students from the Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, India, are spending the summer in New Jersey in NJIT's new Vincent A. Stabile Systems Engineering and Management Laboratories. Working with Stabile Scholar Frank Munoz (left), a graduate student in engineering management, Soumik Chakrabarty, Saurabh Kumar, and Shipon Roy are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to gain experience with the Stabile Laboratories' Festo System.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, robotics, heritage institute of technology, festo system, stabile laboratories


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Industrial Engineering Department To Host Mobile Robot Competition http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-150.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-150.phpWed, 16 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400 Students in Professor Kevin J. McDermott's Industrial Robotics Course will compete in the 6th Annual Mobile Robots Competition on April 21 at 1:30 p.m. in the Industrial Robotics Laboratory in GITC 2310. Teams of Industrial Robotics students have been designing, developing and building individual mobile robots based on the theory and techniques acquired during the semester. The competition will encompass several tasks that each mobile robot, which can be autonomous or wire controlled, must perform during specific times. 

Tagged: newark college of engineering, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, kevin mcdermott


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Honors College Colloquium Speaker To Discuss History of Androids in Science Fiction and Engineering http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-075.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-075.phpFri, 29 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Lisa Nocks, PhD, a lecturer in the Federated Department of History at NJIT/Rutgers-Newark, will discuss her research on "The Android Initiative in Fiction and Science" at the Spring 2008 Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series. The presentation, which is open to the public, will be held on March 10, 11:30-a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom at NJIT. 

Tagged: college of science and liberal arts, albert dorman honors college, federated department of history, robots


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Open House for New Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-050.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2008/2008-050.phpMon, 11 Feb 2008 00:00:00 -0500 An open house and robotics demonstration of cutting-edge manufacturing processes will showcase the new Vincent A. Stabile Laboratory at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering (NCE) on Feb. 20, 2008 from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Tagged: newark college of engineering, robert altenkirch, department of mechanical and industrial engineering, sunil saigal, robotics, guttenberg information technologies center, development, vincent stabile laboratory


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CCS Capstone Open University at NJIT To Present Live Robotic Surgery Broadcast http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-272.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2007/2007-272.phpThu, 26 Jul 2007 00:00:00 -0400 The CCS Capstone Open University at NJIT will host a live robotic surgery broadcast using the da Vinci Robot on August 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Conference Rooms 3710-3720-3730. Seats are limited and registration is required.


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High School Girls Honored at NJIT For Success in Science and Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-146.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-146.phpTue, 28 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 A group of 143 high school girls were honored at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for excelling in science and technology.

Tagged: high school, women, robots


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Robot Designer Cynthia Breazeal Speaks at NJIT http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-140.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-140.phpWed, 22 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Robots have been to the moon, to Mars and even, in the form of vacuum cleaners, to shopping malls. But where they haven't been, and where they might be most useful, is in our homes, said Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, one of the nation's leading roboticists who spoke yesterday at NJIT. “For robots, the final frontier isn't space; it's your living room," Breazeal said.

Tagged: technology and society forum, lillian gilbreth colloquium, robots, cynthia breazeal


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MIT Robot Designer and Author To Speak at NJIT for Women's History Month http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-113.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-113.phpTue, 07 Mar 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Join robot designer, researcher, author and inventor Cynthia Breazeal, PhD, when she introduces her robotic world to students, faculty and staff at NJIT on March 20. The public is invited to the event, which will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Tagged: murray center for women in technology, robots, cynthia breazeal


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NJIT To Host FIRST Robotics Kick-Off Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-008.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2006/2006-008.phpFri, 06 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0500 Five-foot tall, 130-pound, radio-controlled robots will begin to come to life at NJIT Saturday, when hundreds of high school students will be given kits from which they must build and design the robots. "This kick-off event sets the clock ticking and the teams will run back to their schools to start figuring out ways to have their robots win this year's game," said Randy Schaeffer, FIRST regional director for New York City and New Jersey, which is based at NJIT.

Tagged: center for pre-college programs, high school students, robotics, first, robots, randy schaeffer


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Coached by NJIT, Nine Newark High Schools to Compete in Robotics Contest http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-091.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-091.phpWed, 09 Mar 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Nine high-school teams from Newark, all coached by students and technicians from NJIT, will compete in the New Jersey FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Regional Robotics Competition on March 18 and 19 in the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton. The contest will feature five-foot tall, 100-pound robots lifting and stacking pyramid-shaped blocks of pipe and wood within a two-minute deadline.

Tagged: high school, newark, robotics, first


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NJIT To Host FIRST Robotics Competition for Newark Middle Schools http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-014.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-014.phpThu, 13 Jan 2005 00:00:00 -0500 Middle-school students from Newark will compete in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League at NJIT on Jan. 15, 2005 at 12 noon. The twenty participating student teams, who have been tutored by NJIT students, have built robots designed to help disabled individuals perform domestic tasks.

Tagged: newark, robotics, first, lego, middle school


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New Jersey Institute of Technology Hosts FIRST Robotics Kick Off Event http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-007.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2005/2005-007.phpFri, 07 Jan 2005 00:00:00 -0500 NJ FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition for high school students has scheduled the 2005 New Jersey Remote Kick-off for Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Campus Center of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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High School Teams Win Robot Contest Hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-032.php http://www.njit.edu/news/2003/2003-032.phpFri, 04 Apr 2003 00:00:00 -0500 High-school teams from across the state competed in a robot-design competition hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The contest was part of the annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, whose keynote speaker was a NASA astronaut.

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