When Robots Invade the Senate-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

When Robots Invade the Senate

QoLT makes a splash as students and faculty present QoLT's latest research on Capitol Hill July 8, 2009. 

garrett at the senate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (left in photo), and Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr, Director of the National Science Foundation (center of photo), get a demonstration of assistive device technologies from University of Pittsburgh graduate student Garrett Grindle (right in photo). (photo credit: Sandy Schaeffer Photography)

The event brought together over 50 researchers and students who are conducting  cyber-physical systems research across the country, giving them the opportunity to inform policymakers on Capitol Hill about how that research may impact many of the challenges the federal government is grappling with, including making health care more efficient and effective, revitalizing the auto industry and revamping the U.S. economy.

To read the full story and NSF press release click here.