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Press Release 09-137
When Robots Invaded the Senate

More than 50 researchers and students presented latest NSF-funded cyber-physical systems research

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, and NSF Director Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, and Arden L. Bement, Jr, director of the National Science Foundation, gave brief remarks during the open house and spoke of the importance of cyber-physical system research to the nation's economy and well-being.

Credit: Sandy Schaeffer


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Scalpels that a surgeon uses to excise small tumors but never actually touches. Robots that can take the place of lab rats in clinical trials. Cars that can drive themselves through busy streets. These were just some of the cutting-edge technologies on display at the Hart Senate Office Building last week as the National Science Foundation presented a luncheon briefing and open house for Senate members and their staff on cyber-physical systems (CPS), an emerging technological field that incorporates computing power to improve virtually every facet of modern life.

The event brought together over 50 researchers and students who are conducting CPS research across the country, giving them the opportunity to inform policymakers on Capital Hill about how that research may impact many of the challenges the federal government is grappling with, including making health care more efficient and effective, revitalizing the auto industry and revamping the U.S. economy.

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Produced by Genna Duberstein, National Science Foundation

 

Photo of Reid and Bement watching demonstrations of cyber-physical systems on Capitol Hill.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, and Dr. Arden L. Bement, Jr, Director of the National Science Foundation, center, get a demonstration of assistive device technologies from University of Pittsburgh graduate student Garrett Grindle.

Credit: Sandy Schaeffer


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