NASA Selects Bergbreiter Robotics Project for Development
Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter’s robotics project was selected for funding by NASA to support the agency’s future missions in space as well as the Obama administration’s National Robotics Initiative. Bergbreiter’s project, “Active Skins for Simplified Tactile Feedback in Robotics,” was among eight selected for funding.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) managed the solicitation of proposals and participated in the peer review selection process. Awards range from $150,000 to $1 million, with a total of $2.7 million to be invested in the eight winning projects.
The National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture helped manage the solicitation of grants with NASA and NSF as part of the National Robotics Initiative. The goal of the program is to support U.S. innovations in robotics projects designed to develop robots that work alongside people. Examples of the types of robots in this niche market include household robots, surgical robots, and scout robots.
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