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Heather Knight
PhD Student, RI
Alumnus of RI.
Advisor(s):  Reid Simmons
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HERB Wins Top Honors at Robot Film Festival
July 29, 2013. “Do Robots Dream of Cookies?” a video starring the Robotics Institute’s HERB, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, won top honors at the Robot Film Festival July 20-21 in San Francisco. The video features HERB’s newly acquired ability to separate Oreo cookies and was created as an online component of this year’s “Cookie vs. Creme” advertising campaign for the popular brand.
Knight Gets “Medieval” on Robot Combat League
February 15, 2013. Heather Knight is accustomed to working with a 2-foot-tall, plastic-bodied humanoid robot named Data, a robot comedian that is part of her research on social robotics. As a contestant on a new Syfy series, however, she controls a much different beast: an 8-foot-tall fighting robot called Medieval. Made of steel and chain mail and brandishing a shield, Medieval is one of 12 robots built especially for Robot Combat League, which premieres at 10 p.m. ET on Feb. 26.
Roboticists don't speak in bleeps and bloops
February 29, 2012. The Robotics Institute’s Howie Choset, Joydeep Biswas, Heather Knight and Marek Michalowski are featured in CNN’s Geek Out blog, where they talk about what compels people to build robots.
Forbes Names Knight to "30 Under 30" List
December 21, 2011. Robotics Institute PhD student Heather Knight was listed by Forbes magazine in its "30 Under 30" special report on tomorrow's brightest stars. Former student Stuart Anderson was included in the Technology list. The magazine identified 30 top disrupters under age 30 in 12 different fields. Knight was among those chosen in the Science category. Former student Stuart Anderson was included in the Technology list.
Heather Knight Interviewed on CNN
September 06, 2011. Robotics PhD student Heather Knight and her robot comedian Data were featured on the Sept. 4 edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN. Watch the video.