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Vijay Kumar is the UPS Foundation Professor and the Deputy Dean forEducation in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at theUniversity of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelors of Technologyfrom the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and his Ph.D. from TheOhio State University in 1987. He has been on the Faculty in theDepartment of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics with asecondary appointment in the Department of Computer and InformationScience at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987.

Dr. Kumar served as the Deputy Dean for Research in the School ofEngineering and Applied Science from 2000-2004. He directed the GRASPLaboratory, a multidisciplinary robotics and perception laboratory,from 1998-2004. He was the Chairman of the Department of MechanicalEngineering and Applied Mechanics from 2005-2008.

Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) and the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers(IEEE). He has served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactionson Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on Automation Scienceand Engineering, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, the ASME Journalof Mechanisms and Robotics and the Springer Tract in Advanced Robotics(STAR). He is the recipient of the 1991 National Science FoundationPresidential Young Investigator award, the Lindback Award forDistinguished Teaching (University of Pennsylvania), the 1997Freudenstein Award for significant accomplishments in mechanisms androbotics, and the 2012 Distinguished Service Award (IEEE Robotics andAutomation Society). He has won best paper awards at DARS 2002, ICRA2004, ICRA 2011, and RSS 2011 and has advised doctoral students whohave won Best Student Paper Awards at ICRA 2008, RSS 2009, and DARS2010. He is also a Distinguished Lecturer in the IEEE Robotics andAutomation Society and an elected member of the Robotics andAutomation Society Administrative Committee (2007-2012).


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Ben Stein Named Speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium

Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:36 pm

Ben Stein AgentAmerican actor and writer Ben Stein is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the AmeriQuest Symposium later this month in Florida. This is the 12th annual event in which AmeriQuest has been involved in, and it is designed to be an opportunity for businesses to get together and discuss solutions to help their organizations grow and keep up with the modern economy. Stein will be at the...[Read More]

Elon Musk to Speak at Space Station Research Conference

Posted on 24 February 2015 | 11:28 pm

Elon Musk AgentThe CEO and Lead Designer for the company SpaceX has been announced to be the keynote speaker at the 4th Annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Square from July 7-9. Elon Musk is expected to deliver a great speech with lots of insight given that he works in the aerospace field. The South African born Canadian-American business...[Read More]

Chew Star Carla Hall Delivers Keynote at Johnson University Health Event

Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:30 pm

Carla Hall AgentAmerican celebrity chef and TV personality Carla Hall delivered a keynote speech about how to cook using smart choices for food to an audience over 350 people at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somersets annual heart health event at the Bridgewater Manor. The Top Chef star was a finalist on the show in seasons five and eight, and she is currently a co-host on ABCs food show...[Read More]

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