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WPI Robot Could Inspect Jet Engines for GE Aviation
By RT Staff · 22 November, 2017 • Worcester Polytechnic Institute is building a robot designed to aid human inspectors in checking the quality of bladed disks on jet engines. The three-year project could help GE Aviation, which currently has humans inspecting each blisk by hand.
Autonomous Snake-like Robot to Support Search-and-Rescue
By Steve Crowe · 20 October, 2017 • Worcester Polytechnic Institute is creating autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.
Meet Jing Xiao: WPI’s New Director of Robotics
By RT Staff · 17 October, 2017 • In January 2018, Jing Xiao will become the new director of the Robotics Engineering Program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currently the UNC Charlotte site director for the Center on Robots and Sensors for the Human Well-being, Xiao has been conducting critical research in haptics and real-time adaptive motion planning.
WPI Robotics Program Earns ABET Innovation Award
By RT Staff · 8 November, 2016 • The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology recently awarded the inaugural ABET Innovation Award for developing and implementing the first ABET-accredited undergraduate Robotics Engineering program in the United States. WPI employs an interdisciplinary approach with Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments. The engineering components teach students how to build the body of a robot, while computer science focuses on how to control its behavior.
Podcast: Inside WPI’s AIM Robotics Lab
By Steve Crowe · 18 July, 2016 • An inside look at WPI's Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Research Laboratory and the work being done to create medical robots and robot-assisted surgery.

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