BUFFALO, N.Y. – Question: How do you begin one of the
world’s foremost mechanical
Answer: By showing off miniature, unmanned aerial vehicles,
humanoid robots and other cutting-edge technologies that
demonstrate the future of advanced manufacturing and design.
Organized by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
and co-hosted by the University at Buffalo, the conference starts
Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. It will include up
to 2,000 engineers who work for Fortune 500 companies and startups,
as well as higher education, government and other
News media members are invited to attend.
Here are details on two of Sunday’s most visually-oriented
robots that fly
Why they’re cool: Unlike traditional unmanned
aerial vehicles, quadrotors can fit in the palm of your hand. These
small, agile robots can swarm, sense each other and, thus, work as
a team for construction projects, disaster surveying and more.
Who: Vijay Kumar, UPS Foundation Professor in the School
of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of
When: From 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Room 101 B
The second demonstration:
Why: Built to resemble the human body, humanoid robots
are designed to both work among people and do jobs considered too
dull, dangerous or dirty for humans.
Hong, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the
University of California, Los Angeles.
When: From 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Room 106 D
Onsite contact: Deborah Wetzel, ASME media relations manager, at
917-580-0974 or email@example.com.
J. Robert “Bob” Sims, ASME president, is available
to discuss the conference. Reporters interested in speaking with
him should contact Wetzel.