Capitol College and the NASA Robotics Academy present "Creepy Crawlers," a public lecture by Dr. Roger Quinn of Case Western Reserve University on Thursday, July 30, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Auditorium. This fun and exciting robotics lecture has something for all ages, featuring live demonstrations of Dr. Quinn's bio-inspired robots. Free refreshments will be provided. RSVP at email@example.com.
Roger D. Quinn is the Arthur P. Armington Profess of Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department in 1986 after receiving a Ph.D. in engineering science mechanics from Virginia Tech. He has directed the Biorobotics Laboratory since its inception in 1990. His research, in collaboration with biologists, is devoted to the development of robots and control strategies based upon biological principles. He has more than 200 publications and several patents. His biology-engineering collaborative work on behavior-based distributed control, robot autonomy, and human-machine interfacing have each earned IEEE awards. He is the lead inventor of a group of vehicles that benefit from abstract biological principles. His current work includes developing robots that can move through pipelines, robots that can fly long distances, land and walk, robots that can climb vertical surfaces using animal-inspired materials and mechanisms, robots that can move well on land and in water, and developing insect-inspired intelligent systems to increase the autonomy of mobile robots.