Dr. Matthew Stein

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Course Web Pages - Spring 2016

Research Project Summer 2014 - Drive a robot around the School of Engineering

Currently, the robot is online weekdays when we are in the building. If online, it can be reached at http://labatar.rwu.edu. This page explains the project. Operating the robot requires a jave-enabled browser and Skype to see the live camera view. For an intruiging cyber-moment, we place another camera somewhere in the building and ask you to find yourself. When you do you can see what your avatar looks like.

In July 2014 I was also a visiting researcher at  Le Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as part of the European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO) program. During this visit I worked with the Baxter Robot and the ROS operating system. View the technical report and the video demonstration of Baxter using visual servoing to grasp a beverage dispenser.


Course Web Pages - Fall 2014

I was on sabbatical Spring 2010 at  Le Institut de Recherche en Communications et en Cybernétique de Nantes as a visiting professor in the European Master on Advanced RObotics (EMARO).  We documented our India trip on our trip blog: Stein Family Trip

Research Activities

We are currently developing a mobile robot to act as an avatar for a prospective distance education student to take the Mechanics of Materials lab remotely. When online, the robot can be reached at http://labatar.rwu.edu

Summer 2012: Advance Modeling of a Skid-Steering Mobile Robot for Remote Telepresence by Stefano Mafrica. Stefano is a student at the University of Genoa who came to RWU to work as part of a student exchange agreement. Mariella Buttaci also participated in this program but her thesis is as of yet unpublished.

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