WATCH: The Israeli Robot Who Wants to be Spider-ManHaaretz-- Students at BGU, along with the supervision of Dr. Amir Shapiro, have created a robot called Spiderbot, which is the first robot to use strings in order to move.
Israeli Science Students Light Up MarylandKarina Goldberg and Amit Elbaz, both graduate students at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, are working in the Institute of Fluorescence at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI).
Computer Algorithm to Decipher Ancient TextsThe New York Times -- BGU researchers have developed a computer program to decipher previously unreadable ancient texts, possibly leading to a Google-like search engine for historical documents.
Playing with Robot Snakes at SunsetJewish Journal of Los Angeles -- The best-kept secret in the Negev is BGU, according to Israel Consul General Jacob Dayan who introduced robotics expert Dr. Amir Shapiro during a Beverly Hills AABGU event in July.
New Israeli Robots Move Like Animals (Article and Video)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 ManhattanNew 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)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 ...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?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.
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