Campus Spotlight

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Oct. 7, 2011
Photo by A. Sue Weisler

A remote-controlled wheelchair developed by RIT students David Olney and Luticha Doucette transformed into a telepresence robot in the Center for Student Innovation on Oct. 7. A laptop attached to the wheelchair provided an audience at MITRE Corp.’s headquarters in Bedford, Mass., with a virtual tour of the center. The center’s director, Jon Schull, spoke at MITRE’s Innovation Brown Bag Lunch Series about the facility and the innovative, collaborative work among RIT students and faculty. As Schull spoke, students at RIT guided the robot around the center to give MITRE researchers a chance to visit the center, the new Rapid Prototyping lab, and the students.

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