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Aug. 14-17: Global look at agricultural robots, automation

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Manoj_Karkee-with-apple-picking-robot-webSEATTLE – From robots that pick apples to drones that scout pests over cherry orchards, technology is changing agriculture. Advances like these, and many more, will be shared at an upcoming international conference organized by Washington State University scientists. » More …

Animal training techniques teach robots new tricks

By Michelle Fredrickson, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are using ideas from animal training to help non-expert users teach robots how to do desired tasks. » More …

Oct. 30: Fun robot challenge midterm is open to public

By Zahra Debbek, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

RobotPULLMAN, Wash. – Mechanical engineering students will show off their robotic skills to the public during a competition at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Building, Room 152, at Washington State University. » More …

WSU engineers, scientists prepare to test apple-picking robot

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Between 15-18 billion apples are harvested every year in Washington state for fresh market consumption, but often farmers can’t find enough people to pick the fruit. » More …

WSU, UI students dive into submarine competition

robo-sub-club-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Engineering students from Washington State University and University of Idaho will put their robotics ingenuity to the test July 20-26 in an international submarine robot contest. » More …

‘Go Cougs!,’ says Roberto

By Ethan Nash, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture intern

RobotSensorPULLMAN, Wash. – Walk up to Roberto and he blurts out, “Hello! Go Cougs!” Walk away and he waves good-bye. Say, “I love cats,’’ and he breaks into a song – about cats. » More …

Knowledge transfer: Computers teach each other Pac-Man

MatthewTaylorPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers in Washington State University’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have developed a method to allow a computer to give advice and teach skills to another computer in a way that mimics how a real teacher and student might interact.

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Two students and Eddie win National Robothon Competition

PULLMAN  -Two Washington State University students received a first place award at the Seattle Robotics Society’s national Robothon competition held at the Seattle Center Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students Brent Allen, of Kirkland, and Dan Strother, of Kent, placed first in the Robo-Magellan category competition with their robot “Eddie.” Their entry was the only one of the 11 robots in the competition to completely maneuver through an outdoor course with both natural and manmade terrain obstacles.This was the second appearance for Eddie at Robothon, where the robot and the WSU Robotics Club last year earned the … » More …