No Mixed Signals: Novel Robot Named ‘Pepper’ Can Explain Its Thoughts To Humans

By Associated Engineering Press

robot stands behind table with a Robotics Lab sign

Researchers from the University of Alabama announced that they were working on creating robots that would work alongside police officers and facilitate communication between other police, crime suspects, and the public.

“We are hoping that our human interactive robots will make a safe environment by distancing civilians and officers from dangerous situations,” explained the head of mechanical engineering at the University of Alabama, Dr. Nader Jalili.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: April 23, 2021    /    Posted in:   Faculty and Staff, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Research    /    Features: