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Ransom Mowris

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Ransom Mowris is an assistant editor at RoboHub. In 2014, he graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with dual degrees in robotics engineering and professional writing. His theses at WPI involved improving human-robot interaction for iRobot's PackBot by implementing autonomous grasping behavior and critiquing rhetoric surrounding the DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Now, Ransom develops robotic biotech laboratory systems at HighRes Biosolutions. At RoboHub, he's interested in translating complex robotics topics for general audiences, delving into the ethics of robotics research, and exploring futuristic applications of robotics. Ransom spends most of his free time building bots, riding bikes, and reading books.

by   -   June 27, 2014

Teams of roboticists from around the globe will convene in Los Angeles for the third and final round of the DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5th and 6th, 2015. For this phase, DARPA will be cutting the safety tethers, power cords, and network connections that previously assisted robots. The roster of participants has also changed, with Japan, Korea, and the EU electing to sponsor teams and Team SCHAFT, winners of the last phase, deciding to withdraw from the competition.