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New Israeli Robots Move Like Animals (Article and Video)

July 27, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

NY1 -- Robot builder Dr. Amir Shapiro, head of BGU's Robotics Lab, draws inspiration from nature and animals when designing his functional robots.

Snakebot Inventor to Speak at JCC in Manhattan

July 21, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

New York Blueprint -- Robots in movies and fiction do unbelievable things. But real-life robots are also doing incredible things, thanks to the scientific breakthroughs of Dr. Amir Shapiro, head of BGU's Robotics Lab.

Driving Simulation Lab at BGU (Video)

June 23, 2009

Tags: Press Releases, Robotics & High-Tech

The Lab for Human Factors in Road Safety at BGU dedicated its driving simulation lab earlier this month, featuring a GM-donated shiny bronze Cadillac and state-of-the-art large screen imaging to study and monitor driving safety.

A Word (and video) With the Inventor of the Battlefield Snakebot ...

June 11, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

Popular Science--The spybot, which slithers through cracks and caves like a snake, is just one of roboticist Amir Shapiro's clever designs based on animal physiology. Read interview and view video.

Who Drives Better: Drunks or Stoners?

May 27, 2009

Tags: Medical Research, Robotics & High-Tech

Popular Science -- The Cadillac simulator at BGU's Laboratory for Human Factors in Road Safety immerses drivers in a personalized road trip while researchers monitor their glance, expression and heartbeat.

ZenithSolar and BGU Professor David Faiman Turn A Kibbutz Solar

May 4, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Robotics & High-Tech, Social Sciences & Humanities

Israel 21c -- Powered by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev's Professor David Faiman's solar energy technology, Israeli startup, ZenithSolar, launched the first solar farm at Kibbutz Yavne, making it affordable to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

BGU: Fulfilling the Vision

April 7, 2009

Tags: Alternative Energy, Business & Management, Desert & Water Research, Negev Development & Community Programs, Robotics & High-Tech

Boca Raton News -- David Ben-Gurion was a prime instigator of bringing water and revolutionary conservation techniques to make the Negev bloom, and Ben-Gurion University is committed to making the dream a reality.

Homeland Security Robots

March 26, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech

It���s difficult to map smuggling tunnels. So it would be up to a robot like the one BGU's Dr. Amir Shapiro is developing to traverse the length of the tunnel and report back with details.

Homeland Security Institute Balances Freedom and Safety

March 23, 2009

Tags: Robotics & High-Tech, Social Sciences & Humanities

Israel has the most experience working on the threat of terrorism, while also maintaining the values of openness and democracy. A microcosm of this dual effort is BGU's Institute of Homeland Security.




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