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Tom Lauwers
Instructor, RI
Office: NSH 4000B
Phone: (412) 268-3818
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Past Projects
Dynamically-Stable Mobile Robots in Human Environments
We are developing novel dynamically-stable rolling machine and walking machine research platforms to study interactions with people and operating in normal home and workplace environments.
Educational Robotics
We are developing both physical robots and curriculum that will make educational robotics viable at the middle school and high school levels.
Free-Roaming Planar Motors
We are developing autonomous planar motors for precision positioning.
Robot Diaries
A Robot Diary is a customizable robot designed to serve as a means of expression for its creator. Ultimately, the robot diary provides a unique means of exploring, expressing, and sharing emotions, ideas and thoughts while promoting technological literacy and informal learning.
Telepresence Robot Kit (TeRK)
To design, create, and disseminate robotics curricula and technologies that motivate young women and men to actively explore science and technology.
Toy Robots Initiative
The Toy Robots Initiative aims to commercialize robotics technologies in the educational, toy and entertainment fields.