•   When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  •   Speakers: Daniel M. Lofaro
  •   Location: Research Hall, Room 163
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Lofaro will show the evolution of the Hubo Humanoid Robot from a research platform to a DARPA Robot Challenge (DRC) ready system via the use of a Three Phase Design Cycle. Benefits and challenges of working with multiple research groups, and the impact it has on becoming a competitive DRC team will be discussed. Recommendations are given for software and social methods to be used when working with medium size research groups. Examples of how these methods have been successful at GMU will be shown through the creation of ARCHR, POLARIS, and MILES. Finally student opportunities for robot competitions and research will be given.

Speaker's Bio

Daniel M. Lofaro is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at George Mason University. He is the director of Lofaro Labs Robotics and the Drones and Autonomous Systems Lab @George Mason University (DASL@GMU). An NSF-EAPSI and ONR-SFRP Fellow, he received his doctorate from the ECE Department at Drexel University in 2013. From 2012-2013 he was the Research Lead of the DARPA Robotic Challenge team DRC-Hubo. His research interests include Complex Control Systems and Robotics with most recent ventures relating to Robot Design and Cloud Robotics.

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