This is a hybrid event with in-person attendance in Wu and Chen and virtual attendance on Zoom.
After 39 years as a faculty member with continuous NSF support, the speaker has graduated his last PhD students, closed his lab, and turned 100% to teaching. The talk will focus on the last few years, where he went from doing service to serving, resulting
in the creation of Michigan’s Department of Robotics. There will be a bit of research work on bipedal robots thrown in, just for fun.