UVM Roboticist Receives Presidential Award

10/31/11 12:44PM By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri
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Josh Bongard
UVM computer scientist Josh Bongard built this simple robot from Legos. The lego robots evolve their body and their "brains" together contributing to faster development of more robust machines.

In late September, President Obama announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. On the list of 94 winners was UVM computer scientist Josh Bongard.

Bongard is just the second UVM researcher to receive the award, which provides $500,000 in research funds. He was chosen for his work in trying to build better robots.

Roboticist Josh Bongard recently talked with VPR's Jane Lindholm about his work and the award he recently received at the White House.


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