BRL researchers Kevin Huang, Fredrik Ryden and Howard Chizeck all made an appearance at the Smart America Expo in Washington DC this week. They were showing off a technologies developed to aid disaster and emergency response. The work was done as a part of the Smart America Challenge with collaborators from Boeing, MathWorks, MIT Media Lab, National Instruments, North Carolina State University, University of North Texas and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Five researchers affiliated with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, including our very own Howard Chizeck, teamed up with local Seattle playwrights to create a series of short plays exploring new advancements in neural engineering. While collaborating with Howard, Roger Tang wrote “Truth and Lies” to explore themes present in our work into BCI privacy concerns. The series of short plays will be shown June 13-15 at the Ethnic Cultural Theatre in Seattle. More at InfinityBox.org
Last week NPR journalist Martin Kaste dropped by the BRL to discuss our ongoing work in improving the security and privacy of brain-computer interfaces. Read more at NPR.org
Our partners in the Smart America Challenge created these video to showcase the technologies we are bringing together to improve disaster response!
BRL Researchers Tamara Bonaci and Howard Chizeck along with Ryan Calo of the UW School of Law received the best paper award at the recent IEEE Ethics 2014 Conference for their paper titled: “App Stores for the Brain: Privacy & Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces” Link to IEEE Ethics 2014 Awards
Post-doc Fredrik Ryden shows off some of the work he’s been doing with a Kuka robot.
The Smart Emergency Response System team that includes the BioRobotics Lab showcased their ongoing collaborative efforts to build novel haptic and teleoperated system to enhance disaster response. You can read more about the event at the C4C website here.
The ongoing work is shown in the video below, where a drone tracks and follows a teleoperated robot for communication and relaying information between operator and remote system. This particular demonstration was done at the Boeing Collaborative Systems Lab.
Members of the BioRobotics Lab have joined a team of engineers, academics and industrial partners to revolutionize disaster response. Read more at SmartAmerica.org
The University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization published an article about our underwater haptics spinoff BluHaptics. Go check it out here