TALK’s Network & Tour Series: See LARRI, the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute, on Jan. 31st beginning at 4:30 PM

When: Jan. 31st: 4:30 to 6:30 PM ET

For: Healthcare and Tech Professionals

Cost: Free

Beverages & Snacks Will be Served

Tour & Presentation By: Dan O. Popa, Director of LARRI & a University of Louisville Electrical & Computer Engineer Professor

Event Location: 1940 Arthur St., Louisville, KY 40208 — Addl. parking information to be provided after registration. There is some available parking in front of the building, and at First Build nearby.

Register: On Eventbrite

Join Us to learn more about the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute (LARRI), a part of the University of Louisville. The institute, which got its start virtually in 2020, is a collaboration of researchers and students working to provide solutions for manufacturing, health care and logistics challenges. Come hear robotics expert Dan O. Popa, the institute’s director, who has nearly 30 years of research experience in robotics and automation.

Dan’s Background:

Popa’s early research work (1993-1998) included Adaptive Force Control and Motion Planning for Nonholonomic Robots. In 1998, he joined the Center for Automation Technologies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, as a Research Scientist, where he focused on precision robotics, micro-manufacturing and MEMS. In 2004, he became an Assistant and then an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington until 2015. Since 2016, he has been the Vogt Endowed Chair in Advanced Manufacturing and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Louisville. He is currently the Director of the Louisville Automation and Robotics Research Institute (LARRI) and the Head of the Next Generation Research Group (NGS) conducting research in two main areas: 1) social and physical human–robot interaction through adaptive interfaces and robot tactile skins; and 2) the design, characterization, modeling, and control of micro, nano and precision robotic systems. Dr. Popa is the recipient of several prestigious awards and the author of over 300 peer reviewed conference and journal articles, mainly in IEEE and ASME publications. He has been very active in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), including extensive competition, workshop, conference, and journal service.