2010年12月7日（火）18:00-19:30 吹田キャンパス 工学研究科M4棟（機械系D棟）101講義室にて第24回創成塾が開催されました。
18:00-19:00 Sunil K. Agrawal先生のご講演
19:10-19:30 学生とSunil K. Agrawal先生によるパネルディスカッション
講演 1：Sunil K. Agrawal (Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Delaware, Newark)
“Mobility Training of Infants and Toddlers Using Robots”
Abstract: Mobility impaired children are limited in exploring their environment. This impacts their cognitive and social developments in important early years. This talk describes a series of studies conducted at the University of Delaware on mobility training of infants and toddlers to purposefully drive in their environment using “Baby Robots”, with the goal to impact learning and cognition of special needs children. The research is supported by grants through National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health.
Biography: Sunil K. Agrawal received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1990. He has published close to 250 journal and conference papers and two books in the areas of controlled mechanical systems, dynamic optimization, and robotics. Dr. Agrawal is a Fellow of the ASME and his other honors include a Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the White House in 1994, a Bessel Prize from Germany in 2003, and a Humboldt US Senior Scientist Award in 2007. He also holds the title of a Distinguished Professor at Hanynag University, Korea. He has served on editorial boards of several journals published by ASME and IEEE.