FIRST(r) LEGO(r) League (FLL(r)) Nature’s Fury(sm) Challenge: International experts are ready to answer your questions and provide feedback

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Volunteers from the IEEE Technical Committee on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics are available to answer  your questions and provide feedback on your challenge projects! They are listed below, please contact them directly. Please don’t post to the comments section- it won’t necessarily get to the right expert!


Prof. Gerald Steinbauer <steinbauer AT>, Graz University of Technology, is an expert in robot navigation


Dr. Ahmad Byagowi <ahmadexp AT>, University of Manitoba, is an expert on humanoid robotics

Prof. Alexander Ferworn <aferworn AT>, Ryerson University, is an expert on human-canine-robot teams

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Prof. Julie A. Adams <julie.a.adams AT>, Vanderbilt University, is an expert on human-robot interaction

Prof. Howie Choset <choset AT>, Carnegie Mellon University, is an expert on snake robotics and navigation

Justin Manzo <manzo_justin AT>, Booz Allan and Hamilton, a robotics practitioner assisting with the DARPA Robotics Challenge

Prof. Robin Murphy <murphy AT>; Texas A&M, is an expert on deploying land, sea, and aerial robots and is willing to host demos

Brian O’Neil <aviator79 AT>, a researcher near Los Alamos, NM, who has worked with FIRST teams before

Debra Schreckenghost <schreck AT>; TRAClabs is one of the teams in the DARPA Robotics Challenge and willing to host demos

Prof. Dylan Shell < AT>; Texas A&M, is an expert on multiple robots

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