Changing the world one robot at a time
Under the direction of Dr. Andrew B. Williams the HEIR Lab engineering team at Marquette University is working to design a robot that will be accessible for every household.
The HEIR Lab's mission is to fight childhood obesity and transform the lives of children with robots. The team is in the process of developing prototypes of personal trainer humanoid robots that can teach proper exercise and inspire children of all backgrounds. Through social innovations, such as this, we can change the world.
The HEIR Lab has qualified to participate in a two versus two Robocup tournament in Brazil in July 2014. As the only team from America qualified to go, the HEIR Lab is looking for your help to raise funds for three things:
- Build a second robot to compete
- Travel Expenses
By getting to the Robocup, we will have the technology to build robots that can assist children in everyday tasks with everything from exercising to helping them read.
Our project leader
Dr. Andrew B. Williams is a tenured Full Professor and the John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University. He is also the Director of the Humanoid Engineering and Intelligent Robotics Lab. Dr. Williams and his robotics work have been featured media outlets including the 700 Club, CNN, CBS Evening News, and National Public Radio. Dr. Williams invents robotics and mobile intelligent technology to address societal problems such as childhood obesity. Dr. Williams goal as a Champion for Change is to help students develop and market innovations that will lead to everyone having an ethical and affordable humanoid robot in every home to assist children and adults from all backgrounds with life tasks, healthy living, and learning in a culturally relevant and socially intelligent manner.
- Fox 6 Interview
- HEIR Lab
- Dr. Andrew B Williams (Dr. Williams was named in Milwaukee Magazine's 20 Most Creative People)
- NPR Tell Me More
Student and Faculty involvement
Humanoid Robot Team
Dr. Andrew B. Williams
John C. Williams
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