RASL’s Humanoid Robot Nao to be Featured at Belcourt Theatre

The Belcourt Theatre will show the film WALL-E on Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 AM as part of their programs Saturday Kid Shows and Science on Screen: Connecting Cinematic Art with Hard ScienceFollowing the screening, RASL’s very own humanoid robot Nao will have a chat and dance with those in attendance.

Below is a video of Nao preparing for the show with a dance.

Esubalew’s Paper Accepted to JADD

Congratulations to Esubalew Bekele, Julie Crittendon, Zhi Zheng, Amy Swanson, Amy Weitlauf, Zachary Warren and Nilanjan Sarkar! Their paper Assessing the Utility of a Virtual Environment for Enhancing Facial Affect Recognition in Adolescents with Autism was accepted for publication in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.


RASL Welcomes New Members!

There are several new faces in the lab this semester. We are happy to have visiting professor Dr. Min Lei from the department of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, two new graduate students and four new undergraduate students!

Dr. Min Lei


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